Education in the UAE

Dubai College: School Profile

“A community of excellence at the heart of the city” Mike Lambert, Head of Dubai College   Dubai College is a Dubai ’institution’. Established in 1978, it is one of the oldest and certainly one of the best known secondary schools in Dubai. In this Dubai school profile, we look at what makes Dubai College… Read More »


UAE VAT – implications for private schools

With VAT in the UAE going live in January 2018, we look at some of the key concerns and questions affecting the private education sector   A bit of background In 2016, the GCC member states agreed to implement a common VAT framework. The aim being to start diversifying the regional economies and effectively respond… Read More »


Cranleigh School, Abu Dhabi

‘A community which combines the best of British Education with a strong flavour of Abu Dhabi, Emirati culture and the cosmopolitan nature of the city.’ The Times Education Supplement has just released their nominees for the International School of the Year 2018. And it is good news for expat parents in the Gulf: three of… Read More »


Dubai Heights Academy

‘School is far more than a place to work and learn. It is also where we begin to build relationships with other people, find out how we work collaboratively, develop a sense of ourselves and discover how we as individuals fit into our world and society.’   Conveniently located in Al Barsha, just between Hessa… Read More »


Dubai International Academy

  Dubai International Academy is now one of the most highly sought after schools in Dubai, as its waiting list reflects!  Opened by Innoventures in 2005, it was the first school in Dubai to offer the IB programme all the way through, starting with the Primary Years Programme (PYP), through the Middle Years Programme (MYP)… Read More »


Making Learning Arabic Fun

  If your children are growing up in the UAE, they have the most fantastic opportunity to learn Arabic and perhaps even to return back to their home country completely bilingual. Having a secret language to impress their friends with or being able to chat to siblings without parents knowing what they are on about… Read More »