If you’re moving to Dubai with your family, getting a good education for your children will be important. Since Dubai is an emirate with many expats from around the world, there is a wide range of educational options and programmes for children of all nationalities and cultures

Preschool education in Dubai, UAE is divided into two stages:
• Nurseries – babies from 3 to 6 months can attend nurseries.
• Kindergartens – school for children 4-6 years old. Most kindergartens in Dubai are open till noon.

Top nurseries
• Alphabet Street Nursey
• Canadian Montressori Preschool Dubai
• Ambassador Kindergarten
• Little flower nursery
• Angel Heart Nursery
• Jumeirah International Nursery School

Starting at the age of six, all Emirati children must be enrolled in school.
Public schools in the UAE are free for Emiratis and open to expats for a fee.

Those looking to enroll their children in public schools as fee-paying students can expect to pay around $1700/year.
For expats looking for private schools fees depend on grade level and can range from $1000–$35 000/year.

The top-best schools
• Jumeirah English Speaking School, JESS
• Dubai English Speaking College
• Kings’ School Al Barsha
• Nord Anglia International School Dubai
• Jebel Ali School
• GEMS Dubai American Academy