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American International School Dubai

School name American International School Dubai
Type of institute private profit-making K-12 school
Curriculum or Student Nationality Arabic, Canadian, Islamic, US
Qualifications or Courses MOE UAE, US HS Diploma
Head of school Othman Abdel Bari (Principal)
Executive body or owner Board of Trustees, Board of Directors
Date founded September 2003
Number of students (approx) 2300
Number of staff (approx) 150
School area, location map Al Ghusais, Al Qusais 1 - location map
Postal address PO Box 87727, Dubai, UAE
Telephone +971-4-2988666
Fax +971-4-2987666
Email info@aisch.net
Website www.aisch.net
School fees structure 11,000-17,500 dhs per year (2013-2014)
Teacher salary range 6,000-12,000 dhs per month (2009-2010)
Student satisfaction rating
3.5 stars from 529 votes.    
Parent satisfaction rating
2.5 stars from 236 votes.    
Teacher job satisfaction rating
(by teachers, not about teachers)
3 stars from 197 votes.    
KHDA school inspection report ratings
2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012
acceptable acceptable acceptable acceptable

American International School Dubai admissions, reviews, notes

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American International School in Dubai (AISD) fees structure
  • Not to be confused with the American School of Dubai in Al Barsha (ASD) which is a western school for North American expat students. AISD is an Islamic school for Arab and other Muslim students.
Grade KG1 KG2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2013-2014c 11,000 11,000 11,500 11,500 11,500 12,500 12,500 12,500 14,500 14,500 14,500 15,500 16,500 17,500
Annual tuition fees 2010-2011 (AED) 12,020 12,020 13,620 13,620 13,620 14,770 14,770 14,770 19,890 19,890 19,890 18,220 19,190 20,120
Annual tuition fees 2009-2010 (AED)                            
Annual tuition fees 2008-2009 (AED)                            
Annual tuition fees 2007-2008 (AED) 10,300 10,300 11,000 11,000 11,000 11,850 11,850 11,850 13,770 13,770 13,770 15,000 15,870 16,700
  • 2013-2014 fee schedule not confirmed. Decrease in fees seems odd, no explanation provided, possibly incorrect information provided.
  • 2011-2012 fee schedule not supplied.
  • 2010-2011 registration fee AED 1000 (if admission cancelled, AED 500 refunded). Bus transportation available from Deira AED 4,500, Bur Dubai AED 5,000, New Dubai AED 6,000, Sharjah AED 5,000, Ajman AED 6,000. Hopefully transport costs are per year, not per term.
  • 2008-2009 - according to the KHDA, Al Andalus School (or AISD) applied for a 30% fees increase for 2008-2009 but was only allowed a 16% increase (same as limit for most schools).
  • 2007-2008 fee schedule from KHDA, not confirmed and conflicts with previous information which was that fees were AED 9,180-16,500. Higher fees might be for 2008-2009.
  • Same website at aisschool.net and www.aisschool.net and www.aisch.net. Additional or updated email address info@aisschool.net. Another one is amintsch2008@gmail.com but might be out of date (KHDA information).
  • Location is in the Al Qusais school zone (Al Ghusais), Al Qusais 1 community, near Lulu hypermarket. Next to The Crescent English High School. Location map link from AIS website is incorrect (if it is still showing the empty plot of land behind Dubai National School), location marked on Google Maps is correct.
09 March 2010
  • Some American International School of Dubai (AISD) information updated (see forum post).
  • Date of name change from Al Andalus School to American International School in Dubai was September 2006.
  • Appears to be the same website at www.aisch.net and www.aisch.ae, although www.aisch.ae forwards to http://andalussch0.web147.discountasp.net/ais-final/index.html. Ignore www.aisch.com though (is spam when checked, with nasty popups). Unknown if email info@aisch.ae still valid (updated to info@aisch.net).
  • Principal's name is Othman Abdel Bari according to AISD website, but spelt Othman Helmi Abdalbari according to latest information received.
03 January 2009 review
  • AIS Dubai (AISD) accredited by the Commission on International Trans-Regional Accreditation (CITA) 11 May 2007.
  • Domain www.aisch.ae forwards to the clumsy looking URL andalussch0.web147.discountasp.net/ais-final/index.html. Don't panic.
  • Also or previously called Al Andalus Private School, Alandalus School, Al Andalus School Dubai. Still listed as the Al Andalus School in the KHDA directory. There is also an Al Andalus Nursery in Al Ain and an Al Andalus Academy in Al Ain, and there is an American International School in Abu Dhabi. None are related to AAPS or AIS in Dubai.
  • The domain www.andalus-school.com is spam, www.alandallus.com and www.alandalus don't load, unknown if the domain www.andalus.sch.ae is related to the school.
  • AISD is unrelated and quite different from the American School of Dubai in Jumeirah [update moved to Al Barsha]. Difference is mostly that AISD is an Islamic school, ASD is a western expat school. Both offer American curriculums.
  • There is a report (undated) that the Pan American Academy Limited (PAA) and AIS Dubai plan to establish a Canadian International School program from grades 1 to 12 using the British Columbia curriculum. See Pan American Academy Dubai for more information.

Schools in the same area as American International School Dubai

School name Founded   Tel    Level  Curriculum Qualifications School fees Reviews
Al Maaref Private School Dubai   1987   +971-4-2988881   K-12  Arabic, UAE, US 8,950-25,750   
Capital School Dubai   September 2014   +971-4-2988776   K-12  UK AS, A-level, IGCSE, NC 30,000-42,000  CSD reviews 
Crescent School Dubai   1984   +971-4-2988866   K-12  Indian CBSE, Kerala 2,350-8,500  CSD reviews 
Dubai National School Al Twar   April 2000   +971-4-2988555   K-12  UAE, US HS Diploma, UAE MOE 18,000-29,000   
Dubai Scholars Private School   1976   +971-4-2988892   K-12  Indian/UK O-level, A-level 11,009-20,000   
Ehsan Iranian Special Needs School      +971-4-2988173     Iranian   
Millennium School Dubai   2000   +971-4-2988567   K-12  Indian CBSE, iCBSE 14,045-20,654   
Salman Farsi School      +971-4-2988121   K-12  Iranian 1,750-3,150  SFS reviews 
Sheikh Rashid Pakistan School   April 1995   +971-4-2988303   K-12  Pakistan FBISE SSC 2,680-5,360  SRPS reviews 
Westminster School Dubai   1995   +971-4-2988333   K-12  Arabic/UK A-level, IGCSE 5,235-10,178  WSD reviews 


Last update 23 April 2013
General comments - might not apply to American International School Dubai
  • Many popular schools are full for 2018-2019. New schools in Dubai might have places.
  • Allow extra for books, extra-curricular activities, uniforms, trips, etc if not included in school fees.
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