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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/US/Canadian
Qualifications or Courses US/UAE 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) 1850
Number of staff (approx) 150
School area, location map Al Ghusais / Al Qusais, near Lulu Hypermarket
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 12,020-20,120 dhs per year (2010-2011)
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 stars from 222 votes.    
Teacher job satisfaction rating
(by teachers, not about teachers)
3 stars from 182 votes.    
KHDA school inspection report ratings
2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012
acceptable acceptable acceptable acceptable

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American International School in Dubai fees information (updated 08 May 2010)
Grade KG1 KG2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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
  • 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. Not clear if costs are per term or per year.
  • Fees information for 2007-2008 from KHDA data, not confirmed and conflicts with previous information. Might be for 2008-2009?
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.
  • Tuition fees under revision, no further information supplied.
03 January 2009
  • 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 http://andalussch0.web147.discountasp.net/ais-final/index.html. Don't panic.
  • Also or previously called Al Andalus School / Alandalus School / Al Andalus Private School Dubai. KHDA still lists school as Al Andalus / AlAndalus. There is also an Al Andalus Nursery and Al Andalus Academy, both in Al Ain, and there is an American International School in Abu Dhabi (unknown if any of them are related to Andalus / 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 Dubai in Jumeirah.
  • According to the KHDA, Andalus School applied for a 30% fees increase for 2008-2009 but was only allowed a 16% increase (which was the limit set for most schools).
  • 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.
  • Tuition fees for 2007-2008 are AED 9,180-16,500? KHDA information?
Schools in the same area as American International School Dubai
School Name Founded   Tel    Level  Curriculum Qualifications School Fees Comments
Crescent School Dubai   1984   +971-4-2988866   K-12  Indian CBSE, Kerala 2,800  CSD comments 
Dubai National School Al Twar   April 2000   +971-4-2988555   K-12  UAE/US HS Diploma / UAE 14,000-22,950   
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 1,200-2,200  SFS comments 
School of Research Science   1998   +971-4-2988772   K-12  Arabic/UK A-level, IGCSE 19,600-36,800  SRS comments 
Sheikh Rashid Pakistan School   April 1995   +971-4-2988303   K-12  Pakistan FBISE SSC 2,600-5,200  SRPS comments 
Westminster School Dubai   1995   +971-4-2988333   K-12  Arabic/UK A-level, IGCSE 5,235-10,178  WSD comments 


Last update 08 May 2010
General comments - might not apply to American International School Dubai
  • Many popular schools are full for 2014-2015. 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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