School and education providers Dubai
List of school owners, operators, managers, education service providers in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, UAE
School organisations and eduction providers with large numbers of schools
- ADEC - Abu Dhabi educational authority
- Dubai Private Schools Group - not a school owner, but a group representing schools in Dubai.
- GEMS Education
- KHDA - Dubai Government school authority
List of other school owners and education providers in the UAE
List is probably incomplete, page still under development. Some providers only own one institute. GEMS Education is by far the largest provider and operator of schools in Dubai and the UAE (and also operates some schools overseas).
- Abu Dhabi Center for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (ACTVET) - IAT, ADVETI, Sharjah Institute of Technology (SIT)
- Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) - Abu Dhabi vocational institutes for Emirati nationals
- Abu Dhabi Holding Company - only Al Hosn University?
- Academia Management Solutions International Dubai (AMSI) - Mawakeb schools and International School of Arts and Sciences Dubai
- AFLEC - Franco-Lebanese Educational and Cultural Association - French schools - AFLEC Dubai, AFLEC Meydan, AFLEC Abu Dhabi, AFLEC Al Ain.
- Agence pour l'Enseignement Français à l'Etranger (AEFE) - French School Abu Dhabi
- Aga Khan Education Services (Aga Khan Schools) - Aga Khan Early Learning Centre Dubai
- Al Futtaim Group (ESOL?)
- Al Ghurair Group
- Al Habtoor Group - Emirates International Schools
- Al Hilal Education Group - Al Hilal Education Institute, Al Amana Private School Sharjah
- Al Masah Capital Limited - see Al Najah Education (Al Naja Education).
- Al Nahda International Education Company - Al Nahda National School Boys
- Al Najah Education, launched in early 2012 (a subsidiary of Al Masah Capital Limited (AMCL)?) - Horizon English School (acquired in July 2012).
- Al Qudra Holding - Emirates Simulation Academy only?
- Al Shaali Education - Ajman Modern School
- Al Shafar Group - American College of Dubai
- Al Tamimi Investments - Hummingbird Early Learning Centres
- Aldar schools - owned and operated by Aldar Academies LLC
- Alpha Aviation Group - Alpha Aviation Academy UAE only?
- Arabia for Educational Development - Al Ittihad School Mamzar
- Atlas Group of Institutions - Atlas Training Institute Dubai, Academic Education Centre RAK, Atlas Education Center Sharjah
- Beacon schools - operated by Beacon Education, renamed as Taaleem
- Beaconhouse MENA - Beaconhouse Education Services FZ LLC - Palm Nursery in Jumeirah, Khaleej Nursery in Sharjah. Not related to Beacon Education.
- Beautiful Minds Nurseries - Crystal Valley Nursery, Emerald City Nursery, Indigo Valley Nursery, Yellow Brick Road Nursery.
- Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan (BVB) - India based education provider with a new Private International School in Abu Dhabi (September 2010). More schools planned in the UAE include Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Dubai (April 2011) and Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Sharjah (September 2011).
- Bin Salem Group - same as Edugates International?
- BLASchA - German schools
- Bloom Properties - Brighton College Abu Dhabi
- B R Shetty - owner or chairman or both of several schools - Abu Dhabi Indian School (chairman), Al Hamdaniya School Gharbia, Ayurveda Medical College Abu Dhabi (connection not clear), Bright Riders School Abu Dhabi, Deira Private School, Indian Community Kindergarten Dubai, Manipal University Medical College Abu Dhabi (connection not clear), New Abu Dhabi Indian School, New Indian School Madinat Zayed,
- Bukhatir Group - School of Creative Science
- Delhi Public School Society (DPS Society) - Delhi Public School Dubai, Delhi Public School Sharjah, Union International Indian School (UIIS).
- Development Real Estate (DRE) in Dubai - Deans International School (became the German School in Dubai in 2009-2010 academic year), Rajagiri International School (reference Specialist Group website).
- DIFC Center of Excellence
- Dubai Education Company - Canadian University of Dubai, St Andrews School (or BILD Dubai) from Sep 2012.
- Dubai Education Council (DEC) - National Institute for Vocational Education Dubai only?
- Dubai National Group of Schools -
- Dyllis Almeida
- Education Services Overseas Limited (ESOL) - American International School Abu Dhabi, Deira International School, Universal American School Dubai.
- Edugates schools - operated by Edugates International
- Edugates International / Bin Salem Group - founded in 2001 in Dubai, UAE? Operates Madar International School Al Ain, Madar International School Al Hayer (Al Ain), Deans International School Dubai, Deans International School Ajman, French primary school Abu Dhabi, International school of Oman (ISO) in Muscat (open August 2008). Deans school ownership transferred to Development Real Estate (DRE) in Dubai?
- Edulink Dubai - Pune University RAK, Middlesex University Dubai (JV with Middlesex Associates Dubai?)
- Emirates British Nursery (EBN) - EBN Dubai Motor City, EBN Mirdif, EBN Umm Suqeim.
- Emaar Education - see Raffles Education / Raffles International Schools / Raffles Schools
- Emirates Group
- Emirates National Schools
- EMKE Group -
- ETA Star schools
- Evolvence schools - developed and owned by Evolvence Capital
- Fortis Group Education Division (Fortisplus Holdings) - Regent School Dubai, Jumeirah International Nurseries (taken over from Mr & Mrs Mankani?)
- Global Education Management System (GEMS) - has by far the largest number of schools in its portfolio out of any UAE based provider.
- Global Institute Middle East (partners) - Murdoch University Dubai only?
- Haji M K Kamaluddin - NIMS New Indian Model Schools?
- Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT UAE) - tertiary level colleges for Emirati students in most emirates, vocational and academic
- Innoventures Educational Investments LLC (IVEI) - DIA Dubai and Emaar Properties schools
- International Academic Corporation - University of Southern Queensland Dubai only?
- Iranian Embassy - several Iranian schools
- Institute of Applied Technology - vocational schools for Emirati nationals in most (or all) emirates
- Jebel Ali Nursery
- JSS Education Foundation (JSS Mahavidyapeetha) - JSS Academy, JSS International School, JSS Private School. More under consideration in Dubai and Abu Dhabi (GN report 22 May 2012, further details not supplied).
- Khoie Education - Ras Al Khaimah American School only? Operations ceased?
- Kids First Group nurseries - Kids Cottage Nursery, Lady Bird Nursery, Willow Children's Nursery (not clear if these are the only nurseries in KFG, or if KFG is an education provider or just a website)? Tel +971-4-3942145 (same as Kid's Cottage tel), PO Box 123492 Dubai, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.kidsfirstgroup.com.
- Kids World Nurseries (founder and director
Mrs Lovita Tariq Chauhan) - Kids World International City Nursery Dubai, KW Creative Learning Centre, KW International Nursery Sharjah.
- Kidzee International Learning Systems Ltd - Bluebells Nursery Ajman, Bluebells Nursery Sharjah.
- Jumeirah Group - only Emirates Academy?
- Kings Holdings (Zabeel Capital / ANC Holdings) - Kings College Dubai
- Kol Corporation / Lovita Tariq
- Maadaares schools - merged with Beacon and renamed as Taaleem
- Middlesex Associates Dubai - Middlesex University Dubai (JV with Edulink?)
- Mr and Mrs Mankani - Regent International School, Jumeirah International Nursery, and Jumeirah Nursery School?
- Mubadala Development Company - Horizon Flight Academy only?
- My Campus Education Dubai
- New Dubai Nurseries Group
- New Indian Model Schools (NIMS)
- Nord Anglia Education Limited
- Pace Group - holding group established in October 2011 to develop schools, colleges, and other educational institutes in the Middle East and India.
Chairman is Dr P A Ibrahim. New schools expected to be launched in Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and UAE (Dubai). As of October 2011, schools in the Pace Group portfolio include the India International School in Sharjah (CBSE International and Montessori syllabus), Gulf Asian English School Sharjah, India International School Kuwait. Also PA College of Engineering, Mangalore, PA Polytechnic, Mangalore, PA First Grade College, PA Pre University College, PA Post Graduate Department of Business Management in Karnataka. Planned schools include Rims International School in Kannur, Kerala; P A College of Engineering in Mangalore?
- Polaris Consultants - private school operator in Abu Dhabi launching a new school for September 2011 - Polaris Private Academy or School (name not confirmed)?
- Raffles Education? (Emaar)
- RAK Education (EdRAK)
- Ras Al Khaimah Human Development Foundation (RAK-HDF) - only RAK Medical and Health Sciences University?
- SABIS schools - International School of Choueifat schools
- Saeed Ahmed Lootah Group - Dubai Pharmacy College (and Medical College?)
- Safa Nurseries Group
- Scholars International Group (SIG) - Dubai Scholars Private School (DSPS), Scholars International Academy Sharjah.
- Score Plus Education (ScorePlus Group) - Ambassador Kindergarten, Global International Indian School in Dubai (to be renamed as Ambassador Education from April 2013?), GIIS Abu Dhabi.
- Sherwood Group of schools / Al Taawan Private Schools (Abu Dhabi)
- Sudhir Gopi Holdings (SG Holdings) - Royal College of Applied Science and Technology, Mahatma University Dubai, Universal Empire Institue of Medicine, and maybe Universal Empire Institute of Technology? Update 03 June 2012 - all SG Holding Group Inc institutions closed?
- Taaleem schools - owned and managed by Taaleem in Dubai.
- The Petroleum Institute Abu Dhabi / ADNOC - Glenelg School Abu Dhabi only?
- Universal Future Education (UFE) (Universal Future Education Investment LLC) - education services company based in Abu Dhabi, Chief Operations Manager - Ashraf Tamil (also reported as Esref Temel?), Education Consultant - Kasey Conrad. Tel +971-2-6774300, fax +971-2-6777242, email email@example.com, website www.ufeducation.com. Manages Abu Dhabi Philippine School and UFE Private Academy (from August 2010). And maybe a new American curriculum school in Abu Dhabi opening in September 2011 (unconfirmed).
- Vicariate Apostolic of Arabia
- Western International College - Bolton University RAK
Education free zones in the UAE
Last update Tuesday 22-Jan-2013