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Choueifat Dubai

School name Choueifat Dubai
Type of institute private profit-making K-12 school
Curriculum or Student Nationality Choueifat, UK, US
Qualifications or Courses SABIS
Head of school Mr Raymond Niblock
Executive body or owner SABIS organisation
Date founded 1976
Number of students (approx) 3600
Number of staff (approx)
School area, location map Al Sofouh - location map
Postal address PO Box 21935, Dubai, UAE
Telephone +971-4-3999444
Fax +971-4-3999045
Email iscdxb@sabis.net
Website www.iscdxb-sabis.net
School fees structure 17,900-34,300 dhs per year (2013-2014)
Teacher salary range 5000-6000 dhs per month (2007-2008)
Student satisfaction rating
2.5 stars from 517 votes.    
Parent satisfaction rating
2.5 stars from 159 votes.    
Teacher job satisfaction rating
(by teachers, not about teachers)
2 stars from 145 votes.    
KHDA school inspection report ratings
2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012
good good acceptable acceptable

Choueifat Dubai admissions, reviews, notes

Choueifat Dubai reviews - add yours here.

International School of Choueifat Dubai (ISCD, ISC-Dubai) tuition fee structure
Grade or Year group KG1 KG2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2013-2014c 17,900 19,200 20,400 20,700 21,000 22,600 23,200 24,100 26,300 27,200 28,700 30,900 33,700 34,300 34,300
  • 2013-2014 fee schedule not confirmed. Please send correct fee structure to education@dubaifaqs.com.
  • 2011-2012 admission, registration, tuition fees information not supplied. Please send fee structure to education@dubaifaqs.com.
  • 2010-2011 fees are possibly AED 20,000-45,000 per year (not confirmed)?
  • 2007-2008 fees are about AED 15,000-29,700 per year? Not confirmed, source unknown.
  • 2006-2007 tuition fees are AED 12,000-24,000 per year.
14 April 2012 - new Chouiefat campus at Dubai Investment Park (press release)
23 August 2007 review
  • Dubai Choueifat School (not Chouiefat) or ISC-Dubai is quite well resourced with good sized swimming pool and other facilities.
  • School hours 0800-1600 which is a little later than many other schools.
  • Tuition fees for 2006-2007 are 12,000-24,000 dhs per year.
  • Head's name not confirmed for 2006-2007 (was Ms Agnes Shaw but she left?)
  • Choueifat organisation founded in 1886.
  • See the Choueifat International School page for general comments on Choueifat schools (not Chouiefat).

General comments about SABIS network and Choueifat Schools are that they are quite intensive and academically rigorous - even elementary school students have regular exams. Teachers are expected to adhere strictly to the SABIS lesson plan structure and school policy is that they do not meet with parents. It's not everyone's cup of tea but students usually end up well prepared academically for further studies. And of course, lesson synchronisation across the Choueifat Schools means an easy transition if students move from one city to another - or even another country.

Teaching jobs at Choueifat Dubai
  • Teachers in Dubai Choueifat School live on campus in shared accommodation mostly (married couples will get their own apartment) which is a more restrictive environment than living off-campus.
  • Choueifat generally recruits younger newly qualified teachers (a cost-effective policy).
  • Courses and levels taught do not always relate to the qualification of the teacher (e.g. secondary qualified teachers end up teaching young primary classes).
  • A teaching qualification is not essential for obtaining employment in a Choueifat school (it's not clear how they get around UAE Ministry of Education requirements regarding teaching qualifications).
  • A high proportion of teachers are recruited from Ireland (but the overall mix is international).
  • Administrative workload is quite intense (marking) but lesson preparation is relatively light.
  • Children of Choueifat teachers must attend Choueifat schools.

Schools in or near Al Sofouh close to Choueifat Dubai

School name Founded   Tel    Level  Curriculum Qualifications School fees Reviews
Dubai College   1978   +971-4-3999111   secondary  UK A-level, GCSE 67,773-76,743  DC reviews 
Reach Out Dubai      +971-4-3995692     Autism Support Services Special Needs  ROD reviews 


Last update 16 April 2013
General comments - might not apply to Choueifat 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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