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Aldar Academies

Aldar Academies is an education management company and schools operator, established May 2007 in Abu Dhabi. AA is a subsidiary of the sometimes profitable Aldar Properties company although Aldar Academies say they are a non-profit organisation. Aldar Academies opened new schools in September 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2011 so far. Schools usually cater to those wanting a western expat private education, and follow a British curriculum. Tuition fees charged put them among the more expensive schools in Abu Dhabi.

List of Aldar Academy schools in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, UAE

School Name Emirate   Tel    Level  Curriculum Qualifications School Fees Comments
Al Ain International School   Al Ain   +971-3-7151000   primary  UK NC EYFS KS1 KS2 39,600-48,510   
Al Bateen Aldar School   Abu Dhabi   List       
Al Bateen Primary School   Abu Dhabi   planned   primary  UK  ABPS comments 
Al Bateen Secondary School   Abu Dhabi   +971-2-8132000   secondary  UK IB, IGCSE 53,361-62,844  ABSS comments 
Al Muna Primary School   Abu Dhabi   +971-2-5014777   primary  UK FS, KS1, KS2 41,580  AMPS comments 
Al Mushrif Primary School Abu Dhabi   Abu Dhabi   +971-2-8132200   primary  UK FS, KS1, KS2 43,560  AMPSAD comments 
Al Yasmina School   Abu Dhabi   +971-2-5014888   K-12  UK GCSE, A-Level 41,580-57,330  AYS comments 
Aldar Academies Primary School Al Ain   Al Ain   renamed   primary  UK   
Aldar Island Academy   Abu Dhabi   renamed   primary  UK  AIA comments 
Pearl Primary School   Abu Dhabi   +971-2-6418887   primary  UK 39,600  PPS comments 
Raha Island Academy   Abu Dhabi   renamed   K-12   RIA comments 
06 April 2011
  • Table updated to include new Aldar schools planned, under development, and/or opening soon.
  • The Al Bateen Secondary School (ABSS) website says "All ALDAR schools are non-profit making schools. Any surplus is re-invested in the school for the benefit of the students." Aldar shareholders might not be impressed although according to the Aldar financial report for the year ending 31 December 2010, their schools business sector wasn't profit making anyway. Aldar reported a loss of AED 13 million for 2010 but it wasn't clear why - segment revenue was AED 91 million, depreciation and amortisation was AED 16 million, and no other details were supplied.
31 March 2010
  • Aldar annual report for 2009 said about Aldar Academies planned schools for the future: A wide range of new academies have been proposed but as yet not confirmed. These include schools in Al Ain, Al Raha Beach, Yas Island, Saadiyat Island, and Al Falah development.
30 August 2009
  • Contact details updated, previously was tel +971-2-6964488 and fax +971-2-6417503, email jharvey@aldar.com.
  • Location of Aldar Academies office is off Bateen Rd (Hazza Bin Zayed St) near intersection of 4th & 11th streets, Al Dhafrah, Al Nahyan district.
12 November 2007
06 September 2007

Aldar Academies LLC is a subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi based Aldar Properties (ALDAR). The Managing Director of Aldar Academies, Mr John Curly, said in a press release from 05 September 2007: "ALDAR Academies LLC is run on a not-for-profit basis". As Aldar Properties is a publicly listed company (on the Abu Dhabi Securities Market), their shareholders may have something to say about that policy.

  • www.aldaracademies.ae gives a network error.
  • www.aldaracademies.com is an unrelated spam website. Update (date unknown): it was spam, then it became the Aldar Academies website.
  • Aldar Academies information on Aldar website.
  • Head of Educational Development is Jim Harvey.

Aldar Academies intend to open and operate 20 schools in Abu Dhabi by 2012. The first one is the British curriculum Pearl Primary School, open 10 September 2007. A second school, intended as a follow-on school for PPS students and also following the British curriculum, will open at Al Raha Gardens in September 2008.

Aldar Academies profile, contact details
  • Aldar Academies office is across Hazza Bin Zayed Rd from the Aldar Pearl Primary School.
CEO John Curley Managing Director
  Nilay Ozral Director
Postal Address PO Box 51133, Abu Dhabi, UAE  
Location Al Dhafrah, Al Nahyan area near junction Defense Rd (11th), Muroor Rd (4th)
Telephone +971-2-6905816  
Fax +971-2-6413943  
Email info@aldaracademies.com  
Aldar Academies location map
Aldar Academies, Aldar Hotels and Hospitality offices, Al Nahyan, Al Dhafra

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    Comments Aldar Academies location map
CEO John Curley Managing Director
  Nilay Ozral Director
Postal Address PO Box 51133, Abu Dhabi, UAE  
Location Al Dhafrah, Al Nahyan area near junction Defense Rd (11th), Muroor Rd (4th)
Telephone +971-2-6905816  
Fax +971-2-6413943  
Email info@aldaracademies.com  
      Aldar Academies and Aldar Hospitality offices, Al Nahyan, Al Dhafra
Last update Monday 16-Feb-2015
Related pages
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  • www.aldaracademies.com appears to be the main AA website.
  • www.aldar.com has AA information and press releases also.
  • www.aldaracademies.ae returns a network error.
  • www.aldaracademy.org belongs to the Aldar Academy in Sacramento, California, USA and is unrelated to the Abu Dhabi Aldar Academies.


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