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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/US
Qualifications or Courses HS Diploma / UAE
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.dns.sch.ae
School fees structure 15,150-24,850 dhs per year (2007-2008)
Teacher salary range 3,400 - 6,500 dhs per month (estimate only, not confirmed)
Student satisfaction rating
3.5 stars from 126 votes.    
Parent satisfaction rating
3.5 stars from 39 votes.    
Teacher job satisfaction rating
(by teachers, not about teachers)
3 stars from 37 votes.    
KHDA school inspection report ratings
2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012
good good good good

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Dubai National School (DNS) Al Barsha fee structure, reviews, and general information
Other national schools in Dubai (not related to DNS)
23 October 2008
  • Boys and girls are segregated 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 website has 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. Might also be referred to as Dubai International School Al Barsha?
Schools in the same area as Dubai National School
School Name Founded   Tel    Level  Curriculum Qualifications School Fees Comments
Al Mawakeb School Barsha   1997   +971-4-3478288   K-12  Arabic/US SAT, DELF 13,400-30,600  AMSB comments 
Dubai American Academy   1997   +971-4-3479222   K-12  US IB 18,688-69,186  DAA comments 
GEMS Schools      +971-4-3477770     5,000-92,000  GS comments 
Varkey Group      +971-4-3477770       


Last update 21 August 2010
General comments - might not apply to Dubai National School
  • 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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