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Tuesday 20 February 2018 (UAE)   

International House Dubai

College name International House Dubai
Director's name Ms Clair Hattle (Director)
Executive body or owner Abdulqader Al Khaja
Date founded 2004
Number of students (approx)
Number of staff (approx) 15
Type of institute private college
College location / area Addiyar Building, Sheikh Zayed Road, near Gulf News Offices - location map
Postal address PO Box 72066, Dubai, UAE
Telephone +971-4-3213121
Fax +971-4-3213555
Email info@ihdubai.com
Website www.ihdubai.com (new window)
Curriculum Cambridge, IHWO
Qualifications BEC, CELTA, DELTA, IELTS
College fees
Instructor salary range
Student satisfaction rating
3 stars from 16 votes.    
Parent satisfaction rating
3.5 stars from 3 votes.    
Instructor job satisfaction rating
(by instructors, not about instructors)
1.5 stars from 4 votes.    

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International House Dubai courses and programs
  • Exams and exam preparation - BULATS testing (English, French, German, Spanish), Cambridge ESOL Business English Certificate (BEC) exams, Cambridge ESOL General English exams, Cambridge ESOL Young Learner English (YLE) tests.
  • Language courses - Arabic - business, Arabic - general, English - business, English - general, Conversation, Exam Preparation, Young Learners.
  • National Development courses for UAE nationals entering employment.
  • Professional Qualifications - Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), City and Guilds, Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM). Diploma and certificate courses.
  • Teacher Training - Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA), Delta modules, ICT, IH World Online (OTTI), Teacher development (CPD), Teacher Training Consultation, Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT - from Cambridge ESOL).

Fees vary depending on course - check with IH Dubai for details.

12 April 2012
  • Toll free number (in UAE) is 800-53276 (800-LEARN)
  • IH Dubai information updated - new email address is info@ihdubai.com (previously ihdubai@knet.ae). Additional email address is sales@ihdubai.com.
  • Website now available at www.ihdubai.com (domain www.knet.ae returns an error).
12 February 2012 - IH rebranding (press release)
  • IH Dubai announced a rebranding and partnership with The International House World Organisation (IHWO). IH Dubai was previously known as Knowledge Network (KNET). New website launched.
  • IHWO was founded in 1953 and has about 150 institutes and language schools in 50 countries.
  • New director of IH Dubai is Ms. Clair Hattle (previously was Sam Stephen). Date of change not supplied.
05 November 2009
  • International House Dubai (IHD) website under construction. Visit www.knet.ae until new version launched. Email info@knet.ae.
  • IHD founded in 2003 according to IH World website.
  • IHD partnered with Knowledge Network in Dubai, telephone +971-4-3435343, same fax number, same location.
  • Most students from UAE, other Arab countries, Indian Sub Continent, Asia, and Eastern Europe.
  • Abu Dhabi location under consideration? IH World website says "A new centre in Abu Dhabi" under Future Developments.
  • Details updated (email received from IHD 05 November 2009). New head is Sam Stephen (previously was Abdul Qader Al Khaja?)
  • List of International House World locations in other countries includes Argentina, Australia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovinia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Montenegro, New Zealand, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand, Ukraine, UK, USA, Uruguay, Vietnam.
  • Courses offered include:
    • Arabic language courses
    • Business courses
    • Cambridge CELTA, DELTA, TKT (Teaching Knowledge Test)
    • English courses - Business, Conversation, Executive, General
    • Exam preparation for BEC, CAE, CPE, FCE, IELTS, KET, PET
    • IH Certificate in TEFL
    • Professional Development Workshops
    • Teacher training courses
23 October 2006
  • International House Dubai (IHD / IH Dubai) offers ESP (English for Specific Purposes) courses to adults.
  • Courses are short (1 day), or several weeks, part-time or full-time. Include Cambridge CELTA English Teaching courses, BEC.
  • Director / Head is Abdulqader Al Khaja.
  • Another email contact is info@ihdubai.ae.
  • Part of the IHWO (International House World Organisation).
  • Consultancy services also offered.
Last update 04 May 2012
General comments - might not apply to International House Dubai
  • Fees, facilities, education quality varies widely. Allow extra fees for visa, transport, accommodation.
  • Salaries, accommodation, other benefits for lecturer jobs vary substantially. Check contracts carefully for medical, housing, flight allowances, etc.
Related pages
  • Teaching in Dubai and the UAE (mostly about schools but good for instructors too)
  • UQAIB - a quality assurance agency to licence free zone colleges and universities in Dubai
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