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Dubai National School

School name Dubai National School
Type of institute private profit-making K-12 school
Curriculum or Student Nationality UAE, Islamic, US
Qualifications or Courses HS Diploma, UAE MOE
Head of school Mohammed R El Merabi
Executive body or owner Dubai National Group of Schools
Date founded 1987
Number of students (approx) 2000
Number of staff (approx)
School area, location map Al Barsha, behind Mall of the Emirates - location map
Postal address PO Box 24060, Dubai, UAE
Telephone +971-4-3474555
Fax +971-4-3474433
Email barsha@dns.sch.ae
Website www.dnsalbarsha.com (new window)
School fees structure 18,000-29,500 dhs per year (2013-2014)
Teacher salary range 4,100 - 7,700 dhs per month (estimate only)
Student satisfaction rating
3.5 stars from 151 votes.    
Parent satisfaction rating
3.5 stars from 43 votes.    
Teacher job satisfaction rating
(by teachers, not about teachers)
3 stars from 44 votes.    
KHDA school inspection report ratings
2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012
good good good good

Dubai National School admissions, reviews, notes

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Dubai National School (DNS) Al Barsha fee structure, and general information
Grade KG1 KG2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2013-2014c 18,000 18,000 19,500 19,500 19,500 20,500 21,000 21,000 23,500 23,500 24,500 26,000 29,500 29,500
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2008-2009                                                                                                                                                          
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2007-2008 15,150                                                                                                                                     24,850
  • 2013-2014 fee schedule not confirmed (23 May 2013). Admission, registration charges not provided. Please send correct fee structure to education@dubaifaqs.com.
  • 2008-2009 tuition and admission fees information not supplied. Please send fee structure to education@dubaifaqs.com.
  • 2007-2008 fee range is AED 15,150-24,850 according to KHDA listing.
  • See also Dubai National School branch in Al Twar. DNS is not related to the Dubai International School in Al Garhoud.
  • Domain www.dns.sch.ae is for DNS schools login and background information, www.dnsalbarsha.com is for DNS Al Barsha branch, www.dnschool.net is for DNS Al Twar branch.
Other national schools in Dubai (not related to DNS)
23 October 2008 review
  • DNS is co-ed from KG to primary classes up to Grade 3, separate sections for boys and girls in junior, middle, and high school from Grade 4 onwards.
  • Dubai National School has US Accreditation from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), awarded 2003.
  • Another email address is dns.barsha@dns.sch.ae.
  • KHDA listing for DNS has address as PO Box 14060 for Al Barsha Dubai National School, but DNS website has PO Box 24060 (assumed to be correct).
  • Chairman of Dubai National Group of Schools is Marwan Ahmad Al Ghurair.
  • DNS websites also at www.dnschool.net, or www.dubai-national-school.com? Websites not available when checked. But probably not www.dnschool.com.
  • Also called Al Wataniya School, Al Watania School, AlWatania School, AlWataniya School, or similar (wataniya is Arabic and in English means 'national'). But DNS is not related to Al Watan Al Arabi School for Boys, a public (government) school in Dubai. Also called Dubai International School Al Barsha (incorrect though)?

Schools in the same area as Dubai National School

School name Founded   Tel    Level  Curriculum Qualifications School fees Reviews
Al Mawakeb School Barsha   1997   +971-4-3478288   K-12  Arabic, US SAT, DELF 12,770-20,700  AMSB reviews 
Dubai American Academy   1997   +971-4-3479222   K-12  US IB 18,688-69,186  DAA reviews 
GEMS Schools      +971-4-3477770      GS reviews 
Varkey Group      +971-4-3477770       


Last update 23 May 2013
General comments - might not apply to Dubai National 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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