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New schools in Dubai

List of new schools in Dubai


List of schools and details
School name Open  Tel   Level  Curriculum Qualifications School fees Reviews
American Community School Dubai      planned    
 ACSD reviews 
Amity School Dubai   proposed   proposed     Indian
Arcadia Preparatory School Dubai   September 2016   Planned   primary  UK
 APSD reviews 
Autism Trust Foundation School Dubai   planned   +971-4-3922223     Special Needs
Autism Center   
Badrah School Dubai Waterfront   planned   planned   K-12  International
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan School Dubai   proposed   proposed     Indian
CBSE  BVBSD reviews 
Boathouse School Palm Jumeirah   planned   planned   primary 
Cambridge International School Al Quoz   proposed   planned   K-12  UK
Cambridge International School Dubailand   September 2014   planned   K-12  UK
Cambridge International School Jumeirah Village   proposed   planned   K-12  UK
Canadian International School Dubai   September 2015   planned   K-12  Canadian
Canadian Montessori Preschool Dubai   March 2012   planned   nursery  Canadian
Montessori  CMPD reviews 
Child Enrichment Centre Dubai   planned      nursery 
 CECD reviews 
Community West First School Dubai   September 2015   planned   primary  UK
NC, FS1-Y2 42,000-44,000  CWFSD reviews 
Dubai School of Excellence   September 2015   planned   K-12  US
38,000-75,000  DSE reviews 
Dubai Sports City Nursery   September 2011   planned   nursery  UK
Early Years Program (EYP), Montessori  DSCN reviews 
Dubai Sustainable City School   planned   planned   primary 
KG to Grade 6   
Dubailand Taleem School   proposed   planned   K-12  UK, US
Dulwich College Dubai      planned     UK
IB, A-level, IGCSE, GCSE*   
Durham International School Dubai   September 2015   planned   K-12  UK
IGCSE, IB  DISD reviews 
Ellesmere College Dubai   planned   planned   K-12  UK
NC  ECD reviews 
Emirates International Autism Center   planned   planned    
Special Needs   
Euro School Dubai   planned   planned   K-12  Indian
GEMS Metropole School Motor City   September 2014   planned   K-12  UK
IGCSE, AS, A-levels 33,000-44,000  GMSMC reviews 
GEMS Nations Academy Dubai   September 2015   planned   K-12  US
84,000-135,000  GNAD reviews 
Global Indian International School Dubai      planned   K-12  Indian
Montessori, ICSE, IB 16,500-20,500  GIISD reviews 
Homegrown Childrens Nursery Al Safa   September 2014   planned   nursery  UK
EYFS 19,230-53,400  HCNAS reviews 
Horizon College Dubai   proposed   planned   secondary  UK
 HCD reviews 
International Talent Academy Dubai   planned      K-12  International, Swiss
IB DP, MYP, PYP  ITAD reviews 
Islamic International School Dubai   September 2015   proposed     Islamic
Jebel Ali Secondary School   planned   planned   secondary  UK
A-Level, GCSE, NC  JASS reviews 
Jumeirah International Nursery JVT   September 2016   Planned   nursery  UK
EYFS 31,800-48,150  JINJ reviews 
Jumeirah International School   proposed   List    
Kent College Dubai   September 2015   planned     UK
IB, A-levels   
Kidz Venture JBR   2014   planned   nursery  UK
EYFS, Montessori   
Kinder Grove Early Learning Center   September 2012   planned   nursery 
Kings College Dubai   September 2010   planned   K-12  UK
NC GCSE, A-Level   
Ladybird Nursery Jumeirah Village   2015   planned   nursery  UK
EYFS, Montessori  LNJV reviews 
Little Me Nursery Dubai   planned   planned   nursery  UK
British Early Years Program   
Little Tulips Nursery   planned   planned   nursery 
Littlewoods Nursery Jebel Ali   September 2014   planned   nursery  UK
EYFS  LNJA reviews 
Lycee Francais International Meydan   planned   renamed   primary  Arabic, English, French
Maple Bear Nursery Dubai   January 2015   planned   nursery  Canadian, Arabic, French
Maple Bear Early Childhood  MBND reviews 
Meritorious School Dubai   planned   proposed     Pakistan
Millfield School Dubai   proposed   planned     UK
A-level, GCSE   
Open Air Nursery Dubai   September 2012   Planned   nursery  UK
EYFS, Reggio Emilio  OAND reviews 
Oundle School Dubai   September 2011   planned   K-12  UK
GCSE, A-Level, IB?  OSD reviews 
Pan American Academy Dubai   September 2010   planned   K-12  Canadian
BC HS Diploma  PAAD reviews 
Safa Community School   September 2014   planned   K-12  UK
Sheena Wilson Centre Dubai   proposed       
Sobha International Academy Dubai   September 2015   proposed   K-12  UK
37,000-74,000  SIAD reviews 
Star International School Barsha      not planned    
 SISB reviews 
Star International School Mizhar      not planned    
 SISM reviews 
Star International School Qusais      not planned    
 SISQ reviews 
Sunmarke School Dubai   September 2016   Planned   K-12  UK
GCSE, A-Level, IB 44,900-72,900  SSD reviews 
Vernus Early Learning Centre JLT   May 2014   planned   nursery  Arabic, US
IPC, ACCSS 21,000-43,420   
Wellington College Dubai      not planned     UK
A-level, GCSE   
Wellington International School Palm Jumeirah   planned   planned   primary  UK
Notes about this directory and list of Dubai schools
New nurseries, kindergartens, preschools, daycare, childcare centers in Dubai

New schools in Dubai to be added (2019 updates)

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New schools in Dubai opening date unknown, under consideration, etc

New school reports (opening date not given or unclear)

New schools in Dubai in 2022
New schools in Dubai in 2021
New schools in Dubai opening in 2020
New schools in Dubai in 2019
New schools in Dubai in 2018

New school reports

New schools in Dubai in 2017
New schools in Dubai opening in 2016

List of schools with opening dates confirmed for 2016

  1. Clarion School (Scholars International Group (SIG) school) with Bank Street College of Education curriculum from New York City. Fee range AED 40,000-72,000 43,000-76,500 for pre-KG to Grade 2. School Superintendent (Principal) Dr Kandace Williams. American curriculum, opening date September 2016 for pre-KG to Grade 2, Grade 3 will start in Sep 2017. Capacity pre-KG to Grade 12 about 1,450 students with IB offered to higher levels?
  2. GEMS Heritage Indian School, opening date April 2016, Indian CBSE school with 10,000 places, location Al Barsha. Fee range AED 15,000-24,000. Facilities to include a Cricket Academy, School of Performing Arts and Music, Debate Academy. Head of school will be Darryl Bloud, previously principal and CEO of GEMS Modern Academy.
  3. GEMS Nations Academy, fee range AED 84,000-118,000 for KG to Grade 8.
  4. GEMS United Academy, location Dubai Sports City, US curriculum similar to Dubai American Academy. Not to be confused with GEMS Nations Academy in Dubai, or GEMS United Indian School in Abu Dhabi. Founding head will be Dan Young, previously head at GEMS World Academy and Dubai American Academy. Open September 2016 for Grades 6-8, expanding to senior and elementary levels in later years. Capacity 2,000 students.
  5. Kent College Dubai campus (Canterbury, UK), opening September 2016 for Foundation to Year 13, UK curriculum. Founding Principal Patrick Lee-Browne, previously head of Rydal Penrhos School. Location Nad Al Sheba, Meydan, Silicon Oasis?
  6. [Check if still on schedule, what happens to old Jebel Ali Primary School?] New Jebel Ali School, open September 2016 in Akoya by Damac development. Design and build contract awarded to ALEC Aug 2015 (?). Facilities will include auditorium, sports hall, swimming pool, outdoor sports fields.
  7. Lycée Français Jean Mermoz, opening September 2016. French curriculum school in Al Quoz area. Location is plot behind United Kaipara Dairies and Meydan Rd on Street 3 (?). Fee range AED 36,000-47,000. Facilities will include auditorium, library, 25m swimming pool. Mobile contact number +971-56-3388223. Website (yes, dot education not dot com).
  8. Sunmarke School Jumeirah Village, opening in September 2016.

Other schools planned or under consideration for 2016 but not confirmed, opening date changed, or need update

New school reports

New schools in Dubai opening in 2015 (for 2015-2016 academic year)
  1. Al Safa Academy, Dubailand - opening in 2015 in Dubailand area according to the KHDA in March 2014, or reports of KHDA information. But seems more likely to be a reference to the Safa Community School which plans to open in September 2014 (at least, that's what the Safa Schools Group said in March 2014), unless there's a delay and a change of name that hasn't been made public yet. No other information provided or found.
  2. Ambassador School Dubai - already exists in Al Mankhool area, opened as Global Indian International School in April 2010, name changed to Ambassador Education or School in April 2013. But school brochure has a picture of a new campus and says "Ambassador School, Dubai - Opening April 2015". Unknown if that means existing school is relocating or another AE school is opening in Dubai. No futher information supplied or found.
  3. Amled School Dubai (not Amlad), Indian CBSE school open April 2015 for KG to Grade 5 students initially. Website Location in Al Quoz 4 area, behind Al Khail Mall (not in Al Khail area as sometimes reported - Al Khail area doesn't exist in Dubai). A joint venture between CMI Rajagiri Province in India, and the Amled Facilities Management in UAE (website School Director is Dr Mathew Vattathara, Principal is Varghese Puthusserry (not Puthussery) (previously principal at Rajagiri International School in Dubai, also written as Father Varghese Puthusarry). CMI plans to open more schools in Abu Dhabi and Sharjah in 2017, and another one in Dubai.
  4. *Canadian International School in Dubai (KHDA Mar 2014), K-12 school, fee range AED 37,000-73,000, location not clear - KHDA says no land assigned yet, other reports said it would be in Al Barsha. Unknown if related to the Canadian British Columbia curriculum school in Dubai proposed in 2008 or 2009 - probably not according to Mar 2014 information from the KHDA which says it will have an Alberta curriculum. Not related to the Ontario International School opening in Mirdiff in September 2014.
  5. *Community West First School, Dubai Investment Park (DIP) (KHDA Mar 2014) - British Curriculum, FS2 to Year 2 only, capacity 750 students, fees AED 42,000-44,000, opening Sep 2015.
  6. *Dubai British School Jumeirah Park, Taaleem British curriculum school, location Jumeirah Park district, Years 1-13 (not FS1, FS2), might be near the Taaleem Dubai British Foundation School in Jumeirah Islands. Opening date planned for Sep 2015.
  7. *Dubai School of Excellence, Nad Al Sheba (KHDA Mar 2014) - American curriculum K12 school, fees ranging from 38,000 to 75,000, opening Sep 2015.
  8. Durham International School Dubai - opening planned for September 2015, initially for KG-Grade 6 or 7, to Grade 12 eventually. Location, fees, not provided. UK curriculum with IGCSE and IB qualifications.
  9. Hartland International School, in Sobha Hartland project, MBR City, Meydan area, opening Sep 2015, announced Nov 2014. Fee range AED 49,750-65,000, UK and International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum.
  10. Islamic International School Dubai (IIS) - opening in 2015, being established by Dr Zakir Naik as the first overseas branch of IIS in Mumbai, India.
  11. *Sobha International Academy, location Meydan City (KHDA Mar 2014), K-12 British curriculum school, capacity 2,500 places, fees AED 37,000-74,000. Unknown if any connection to the Kent College announced in Mar 2013 for Meydan City.
  12. Swiss International Scientific School of Dubai - opening date originally given as Sep 2016, revised to Sep 2015. Name changed from Swiss International School to Swiss International Scientific School in 2014 or 2015.

Other, or need update

New school reports

New schools in opening in Dubai in 2014 (academic year 2014-2015)

List of new schools opening in 2014

  1. Bilva Indian School, Al Quoz, open March 2014.
  2. Canadian Ontario International School Dubai (OCIS) - opening Sep 2014 in Mirdif (the old Uptown Primary School location).
  3. Capital School in Al Qusais, on the site of the School of Research Science which is relocating to a new campus in Al Warqa.
  4. The Credence High School in Dubai - Indian curriculum school in "Al Khail area" (is actually in Al Quoz 4 community area). Capacity 3,000 students, opening April 2014, project development cost AED 50 million. Indian curriculum - CBSE and XSEED for classes KG to Grade 6, CBSE for Grades 7-12. Officially opened on 25 Mar 2014.
  5. Dovecote Green Primary School, Dubai Investment Park (DIP), open Sep 2014 for FS1-2 and Year 1, expanding to Years 2-6 in future years.
  6. Dubai British Foundation (DBF) school - Taaleem school opening Sep 2014 in Jumeirah Islands district, offering British Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum to 3-5 year old children, FS1 and FS2 only. Opposite The Springs or Meadows Town Center (the one with a Spinneys supermarket). Is a branch of the Dubai British School?
  7. GEMS First Point School (FirstPoint School) - opening September 2014 in The Villa district in Dubailand, British curriculum.
  8. GEMS Metropole School, Dubai Motor City, opening September 2014, British curriculum.
  9. *GEMS Sports Academy, Dubai Silicon Oasis. Head of school or Sports Director is James Tucker. Senior school (Years 10-13 only?) offering IB Diploma curriculum for athlete-students. Established, or start date, September 2014? Part of GEMS Wellington Academy ... initially. Same fee structure as GWA? Or program fees AED 70,000? Website (not - typo in some reports). Year 12 only for 2014-2015, Years 10-11 added in 2015-2016 (and presumably Year 12 from 2014-2015 go to Year 13, and new intake of Year 12 in 2015-2016?).
  10. Kings School Al Barsha - opening FS1 to Year 9 in Sep 2014 in Al Barsha or Al Barsha South, expanding to Year 13 by 2016. Tuition fees AED 50,200-103,200. Opened 16 Sep 2014 although area still looks like a construction site.
  11. Kings School Nad Al Sheba - opening FS1 to Year 6 in Sep 2014 (delayed from Sep 2013), expanding to secondary school by 2016.
  12. British International School of Dubai (Nord Anglia Education School Dubai), opening September 2014 in Al Barsha South.
  13. Safa Community School (SCS) - was originally to be named the Safa British Academy (SBA), British curriculum school opening Sep 2014 in Al Barsha South, Dubailand, near Miracle Gardens.

Other schools in Dubai in 2014 - renamed, relocated, expansion, something else:

Reports of new schools in Dubai 2014

New schools in Dubai 2013 (for 2013-2014 school year)
  1. *AFLEC Lycee Francais International school - opening in September 2013. Renamed as International Concept for Education (see entry below)?
  2. Delhi Private School Academy (DPS Academy, Delhi Public School Academy) - open April 2013? Previously reported as the Union Indian International School (UIIS)?
  3. Foremarke School Dubai - open September 2013, UK curriculum primary school (FS1 to Year 6), located in Dubiotech development, Al Barsha South, part of Evolvence Capital group of schools.
  4. GEMS International School Al Khail - open September 2013. IB curriculum school for classes KG to Grade 5.
  5. GEMS New Millennium School Al Khail Road - open April 2013. CBSE Indian curriculum for KG to Grade 6 initially. A "Day-Boarding" school, according to their website, the Millennium schools are "the only CBSE Day-Boarding schools in the UAE". The Millennium School in Al Ghusais (Al Qusais) (which opened in September 2000) says on their website that they are "the only CBSE Day Boarding school in the UAE."
  6. GEMS Wellington Academy Al Khail
  7. International Concept for Education (ICE at Meydan or ICE at Dubai) - opening September 2013 for students pre-KG to Grade 2 initially. A bilingual English-French or tri-lingual Arabic-English-French international school offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) and/or a French Ministry of Education curriculum. Location in Meydan City, Nad Al Sheba (Nadd Al Shiba) area. Telephone +971-4-3708668, website (not Previously was called Lycee Francais Internationale Meydan or similar, an AFLEC school?
  8. Kings School Nad Al Sheba (or Kings College Nad Al Sheba) - opening Sep 2013? Delayed until Sep 2014.
  9. Sabari Indian School (SIS) - opening date April 2013? Near Century Mall in Al Wuheida, CBSE-i (ICBSE) Indian curriculum, opening KG to Grade 5 initially.
  10. Springdale Indian School Dubai (Springdales School) - opening April 2013. Located off Al Khail Road in Al Quoz 4, CBSE Indian curriculum for KG to Grade 5 initially.
  11. The Oasis School (previously called The Universal Academy of Education or Excellence) - opening date September 2013 (although was already operating as TUAE from 2012 in a different location, and as BILD Dubai before that).
  12. Uptown School in Mirdif - International Baccalaureate (IB) school opened in Sep 2012 for pre-KG, KG1, KG2. Opening primary and middle school Sep 2013, senior secondary school Sep 2014.
  13. Victory Heights School in Dubai - primary school, UK curriculum, in Dubai Sports City.

Other new schools in Dubai not opening after all, renamed, or something else in 2013:

Reports of new schools in Dubai

New schools in Dubai in 2012 (academic year 2012-2013)

Reports of new schools in Dubai 2012-2013

New schools in Dubai 2011
New schools in Dubai 2010 (academic year 2010-2011)

New schools reported but not open or something else

New schools in Dubai 2009
New schools in Dubai 2008
New schools in Dubai 2007
New schools in Dubai 2006
New schools in Dubai 2005 (academic year 2005-2006)

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