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Giggles English School

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Giggles English School in Abu Dhabi

School name Giggles English School
Type of institute private primary school
Curriculum or Student Nationality Arabic, Indian, Islamic, UK
Qualifications or Courses
Head of school Maria Hose (Director)
Executive body or owner
Date founded January 1984
Number of students (approx)
Number of staff (approx)
School area, location map Al Dhafra, Al Dhafrah - location map
Postal address PO Box 44094, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Telephone +971-2-6420255
Fax +971-2-6416488
Email giggles@emirates.net.ae
School fees structure
Teacher salary range see general comments
Student satisfaction rating
3 stars from 53 votes.    
Parent satisfaction rating
2.5 stars from 18 votes.    
Teacher job satisfaction rating
(by teachers, not about teachers)
3.5 stars from 19 votes.    

Giggles English School admissions, reviews, notes

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Giggles English School and Kindergarten Abu Dhabi (GES-Abu Dhabi) tuition fee structure and information

Giggles school new campus opening September 2014 in Al Bahia (Al Bahya), Shahama, as Al Basma British School in Abu Dhabi. See that page for more information, including fee structure and location map. Also referred to as the English Smile School (ref ADM 15 Jul 2014 press release).

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  • Admission, registration, tuition fees information not supplied.
  • Location is in Al Dhafra district between 9th St and 11th Street, off Airport Rd (2nd Street). Behind the old location of the Indian Community Kindergarten in Abu Dhabi.
17 November 2013
  • Additional email addresses gigglesabudhabi@gmail.com and gigglesenglish.pvt@adec.ac.ae. ADEC directory gives tel number as +971-2-6416255, which is for the nursery section.
  • New branch of Giggles nursery or school or both planned as the new Al Basma British School campus under construction Al Bahia (Al Bahya, Shahama) behind Deerfields Shopping Mall. Some confusing information provided - a new Giggles branch in Mussafah, Mohammed Bin Zayed City, Baniyas according to older information but probably out of date. Send updates to education@dubaifaqs.com.
  • No website provided or found. Facebook pages at:
    • facebook.com/pages/Giggles-English-School/739856629365070 - might be an official page, has photos and some information but incorrect location.
    • facebook.com/pages/Giggles-English-School-Abu-Dhabi/309724705738749 - not an official page, has a few photos and notices.
29 April 2012 review
  • Head of Giggles School and Nursery, Maria Hose, (started in 1994?) is retiring according to letter to parents 19 March 2012. New head's name not provided.
  • Letter also mentions a new school called Al Basma but without details of location or opening date.
25 August 2008 review
  • Giggles English School a continuation of the Giggles English Nursery School. Same location in Al Dhafrah. British curriculum, from KG or Grade 1 to Grade 6.
  • Also called Al Basma School Abu Dhabi. Basma in Arabic means smile in English. School was first established with the Arabic name then later became known as Giggles School.
  • See also Giggles English Nursery Mina Rd - another Giggles nursery branch in the Tourist Club Area.
  • Founding date not given but Al Basma English School first registered in January 1984 according to ADCCI information.

Schools in the same area as Giggles English School

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Al Falah School Abu Dhabi      +971-2-6427880   K-10  Arabic, UAE, UK   
Emirates Autism Center   April 2008   +971-2-6427557     Special Needs 42,000   
Emirates National School Abu Dhabi   September 2002   +971-2-6425993   K-12  Arabic, UK, US IBMYP, IBPYP, IB, AP 22,240-55,920  ENSAD reviews 
Happy Student School Abu Dhabi      +971-2-6425171   primary  Arabic   
Iranian School Abu Dhabi   1971   +971-2-6422183   K-12  Iranian 2,900-3,100   
Leens School and Kindergarten      +971-2-6428811   primary  Indian CBSE, KG-G6 4,140   
NECC Abu Dhabi   December 2007   +971-2-6429550     Special Needs Special Needs  NAD reviews 
Our Own English High School Abu Dhabi   1990   +971-2-6425990   K-10  Indian CBSE 3,300-6,700  OOEHSAD reviews 
Polaris Private Academy   September 2011   +971-2-6425117   K-12  Arabic, UAE MOE 9,150-14,500   
Wisdom High School   1988   +971-2-6423910   K-10  Indian CBSE 7,000-11,000  WHS reviews 


Last update 17 November 2013
General comments - might not apply to Giggles English School
  • Many popular schools are full for 2018-2019. New schools in Abu Dhabi might have places.
  • Allow extra for books, extra-curricular activities, uniforms, trips, etc if not included in school fees.
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