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Dar Al Marefa School

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Dar Al Marefa School in Dubai

School name Dar Al Marefa School
Type of institute private K-10 school
Curriculum or Student Nationality Arabic, English, Islamic
Qualifications or Courses IBPYP, IBMYP
Head of school Shirine Al Khudari (Principal)
Executive body or owner Al Ghurair Investments
Date founded September 2008
Number of students (approx) 500
Number of staff (approx)
School area, location map Mirdiff - location map
Postal address PO Box 11602, Dubai, UAE
Telephone +971-4-2885782
Fax +971-4-2881403
Email info@daralmarefa.ae
School fees structure 25,750-50,000 dhs per year (2012-2013)
Teacher salary range 5,800 - 13,100 dhs per month (estimate only)
Student satisfaction rating
3 stars from 17 votes.    
Parent satisfaction rating
3.5 stars from 8 votes.    
Teacher job satisfaction rating
(by teachers, not about teachers)
3.5 stars from 13 votes.    

Dar Al Marefa School admissions, reviews, notes

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Dar Al Marefa School Dubai (DAM, DAMS), Al Maarifa International School in Dubai tuition fees and general information

Al Maarif, Alma'arefah (or similar) in Arabic is knowledge in English. Dar in Arabic is house in English. As a result there are a large number of educational institutes in the Arab world with names similar to Dar Al Maarefah School or AlMaarif School.

Grade/Year KG 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2012-2013 25,750 27,810 27,810 30,900 30,900 33,990 33,990 39,140 39,140 43,260 50,000                      
  • 2013-2014 fees information not supplied. Please send fee structure to education@dubaifaqs.com.
  • 2012-2013 - application fee AED 500 (non-refundable), registration fee AED 3,000.
  • Some references to Al Ma'arifa International School in Dubai seen. Not clear if they are for this school or the Al Maarifa International School in Sharjah. Both schools market themselves as international but both have a predominantly Arab Muslim student body with an emphasis on Arab culture and Islamic values and education. The Dubai school offers an IB curriculum but the one in Sharjah is a UAE and US curriculum school.
16 June 2013
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) authorization for the Primary Years Program (IB PYP) awarded according to a press release 10 June 2013. Not clear if IB authorisation for the Middle Years Program (IB MYP) also awarded. DAM School not found in list of authorised schools in the UAE on the IBO website, although it is mentioned as a Candidate School.
  • Website domain www.daralmarefa.ae has a warning ("This site may be compromised") in Google search results for the school.
03 August 2008 review
  • Dar Al Marefa School is a new school opening in September 2008 in the Mirdiff (Mirdif) area of Dubai with a bilingual Arabic and English curriculum.
  • Initially the school will operate from KG1 to Grade 7.
  • Name might also be written as Dar Al Ma'arif School, Dar Al Marif School, Dar Al Mareefa, Dar Al Marifa, Dar Al Maarifah, Dar Al Ma'arifa English Private School.
  • Not related to the Al Maarif High or Secondary School in Dubai (Rashidiyah), the Al Maarif School in Al Ghusais Dubai, the Dar Al Marefa School in Abu Dhabi, the Al Marefa School in Sharjah.

Schools in or near Mirdiff close to Dar Al Marefa School

School name Founded   Tel    Level  Curriculum Qualifications School fees Reviews
American Academy for Girls Dubai   September 2005   +971-4-2887250   K-12  US AP 34,000-53,000  AAGD reviews 
Arab Unity School      +971-4-2886226   K-12  Arabic, UK A-level, IGCSE 5,380-8,075   
Buds Public School   December 1986   +971-4-2888143   K-12  Indian CBSE 7,120-12,720   
Dubai Arab American School      +971-4-2882222   K-12  UAE/US 12,013-26,780  DAAS reviews 
Dubai Modern Education School   1996   +971-4-2885115   K-12  UAE, US 10,000-14,000   
Greenwood International School   September 2006   +971-4-2888000   K-12  Arabic/US SAT 14,675-23,035  GIS reviews 
Mirdiff Private School   September 1995   +971-4-2883303   K-10  Arabic/US 21,000-32,000   
New Arab Unity School   September 2007   +971-4-2884844   K-12  Arabic, US 17,500-30,000   
North American International School Dubai      +971-4-2884844   K-12  Arabic, US 25,750-41,200   
Royal Dubai School   September 2005   +971-4-2886499   K-10  UK NC, GCSE, A-level 30,084-37,932  RDS reviews 
School of Modern Skills   August 2006   +971-4-2887765   K-10  Arabic / US UAE 14,313-24,205  SMS reviews 
Star International School Mirdiff   September 2008   +971-4-2884644   primary  UK NC 29,760-44,800  SISM reviews 


Last update 16 June 2013
General comments - might not apply to Dar Al Marefa School
  • 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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