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Education Zones and Authorities in the UAE

List of Educational Zones and Authorities in the UAE - Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah, Umm Al Quwain education zone information.

  • Schools in the UAE are licensed by the relevant education zone in the emirate in which they operate.
  • The UAE Ministry of Education oversees all emirate-based education councils and authorities.
  • Nurseries, daycare centers, and creches are licensed by the UAE Ministry of Social Affairs (MOSA).
  • Kindergartens and pre-schools are licenced by school education authorities under the Ministry of Education?
Abu Dhabi education zones

ADEC - Abu Dhabi Education Council is the parent or umbrella organisation of AAEZ, ADEZ (or AEZ), and WEZ?

Ajman education zone
  • AEZ - Ajman Educational Zone
Dubai education zones
Fujairah education zones
  • FEZ - Fujairah Educational Zone
Ras Al Khaimah education zones
  • RAK Educational Zone
    • Head of the Department of Educational Administration - Ibrahim Al Bagham (17 Sep 2010 report)
Sharjah education zones
  • SEZ - Sharjah Educational Zone
  • Sharjah Education Office - for East Coast areas that are part of the emirate of Sharjah
Umm Al Quwain education zone
  • UAQ Educational Zone
UAE Ministry of Education and educational zones contact details
Office Emirate Telephone Notes
Ministry of Education general enquiries   800-51115 toll-free in UAE, email moe@moe.gov.ae?
Ministry of Education of UAE in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi +971-2-4089999  
Ministry of Education of UAE in Dubai Dubai +971-4-2176666  
Abu Dhabi Education Zone (ADEZ) Abu Dhabi +971-2-6653000  
Ajman Educational Zone (AEZ) Ajman +971-6-7424777  
Al Ain Education Zone (AAEZ) Abu Dhabi +971-3-7635000 Fax +971-3-7632006, PO Box 1008 Al Ain, email support@alainzone.com
Fujairah Education Zone (FEZ) Fujairah +971-9-2233666  
Knowledge & Human Development Authority (KHDA) Dubai +971-4-3640000  
Ras Al Khaimah Education Zone (REZ? RAKEZ?) RAK +971-7-2333333  
Sharjah Education Office Sharjah +971-9-2371666 For Dibba, Kalba, Khor Fakkan / Khorfakkan
Sharjah Educational Zone (SEZ) Sharjah +971-6-5723082  
Umm Al Quwain Educational Zone (UEZ? UAQEZ?) UAQ +971-6-7656444  
Western Education Zone (WEZ) Abu Dhabi +971-2-8847223 Al Gharbiya, Ruwais, Madinat Zayed, etc
Last update Tuesday 29-Oct-2013. Page development 4L 5C.
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  • www.adec.ac.ae - Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) website, in Arabic and English.
  • www.adez.ae - Abu Dhabi Educational Zone (ADEZ) website, in Arabic. English version says "under construction" on almost all pages (August 2008).
  • www.ajmanez.gov.ae - Ajman Educational Zone website, in Arabic only (August 2008). Tel +971-6-7456644. Head of AEZ private schools section is Musa Al Gharib.
  • www.aez.gov.ae - Al Ain Education Zone website, Arabic only, English version just says "under construction" (August 2008).
  • www.dec.gov.ae - Dubai Education Council (DEC) website (no longer available), DEC superseded by the KHDA.
  • Dubai Schools Agency website not found, DSA is part of the KHDA.
  • Dubai Educational Zone website not found, see KHDA website.
  • www.ddpe.ae - Dubai Education Zone private schools website (not available August 2008 - replaced by KHDA website?)
  • www.ezone.ae - not a government education zone website. Education Zone FZ LLC is a Dubai company that places Emirati and GCC students in western universities and colleges.
  • www.dpvt-schools.com - was some sort of website listing private schools in Dubai (unknown if a government website or not) but now looks like a spam website (August 2008)
  • www.fez.gov.ae - Fujairah Education Zone website, almost all in Arabic, no English version found (August 2008).
  • www.khda.gov.ae - Knowledge and Human Development Authority Dubai website, all about Dubai schools, both government and private. In Arabic and English.
  • www.rakedzone.com - Ras Al Khaimah Educational Zone (RAK EZ), mostly in Arabic, English version only has a welcome page (August 2008).
  • www.shjeo.gov.ae - Sharjah Educational Office / Sharjah Education Bureau website, for the Sharjah schools on the East Coast of the UAE. In Arabic.
  • www.sez.ae - Sharjah Education Zone (maybe an older site?), most content seems to be in the forum (www.sez.ae/vb/), Arabic only (August 2008).
  • www.sez.gov.ae - Sharjah Educational Zone, Arabic only (August 2008). Newer website?
  • www.uaqez.ae - Umm Al Quwain Education Zone website? A Zone-H report dated July 2007 says website was defaced / hacked. Website not available when checked August 2008. Director of UAQ Education Zone is Obeid/Obaid Al Qaoud.
  • www.w-e-zone.com - Western Education Zone website (not www.we-zone.com or www.wezone.com), Arabic only (August 2008).


Abu Dhabi AUH ABD ADB, Ajman AJM, Al Ain AAN, Dubai DXB, Fujairah FUJ, Ras Al Khaimah RAK, Sharjah SHJ, Umm Al Quwain UAQ

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