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Taaleem Education Group

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Taaleem Dubai

Taaleem (which means "education" in Arabic) is an education investment company and schools operator in Dubai focused on UK, UK, and IB curriculum schools and early childhood centers. Taleem was first established in 2004 in Dubai as a Private Joint Stock Company (PJSC) to invest in the educational sector, and provided finance to Beacon Education in Dubai to open 4 new schools in September 2005. In June 2007, Madaares, a subsidiary of the UAE National Bonds Corporation in the UAE, announced the acquisition of Taaleem and Beacon Education. The name Taaleem was later taken over by Madaares when it rebranded itself. Somewhere along the way, the name Beacon Education disappeared also although some Dubai residents still refer to Taaleem schools as Beacon schools.

List of Taleem schools in Abu Dhabi and Dubai

List of institutes and details
Institute name Emirate/Town   Tel    Level  Curriculum Qualifications School Fees Comments
Al Mizhar American Academy   Dubai   +971-4-2887250   K-12  US AP 39,886-62,176  AMAA comments 
Beaconhouse School Al Ain   Al Ain   +971-3-7515678   primary  Arabic, UK MOE, NC 20,000-27,000   
Childrens Garden Barsha   Dubai   +971-4-3990160   nursery  UK-French or UK-Arabic ICLCA 40,000-50,000  CGB comments 
Childrens Garden Dubai   Dubai   +971-4-8853484   nursery  UK, French, German ICLCA 42,750  CGD comments 
Childrens Garden Jumeirah   Dubai   +971-4-3492985   nursery  UK, French ICLCA 40,000-50,000  CGJ comments 
Dubai British Foundation School   Dubai   +971-4-3995170   nursery  UK FS1, FS2 55,000-60,000  DBFS comments 
Dubai British School   Dubai   +971-4-3619361   K-12  UK A-level, IGCSE, GCSE 41,174-61,761  DBS comments 
Dubai British School Jumeirah Park   Dubai   +971-4-5520247   K-12  UK Years 1-13 65,000-85,000  DBSJP comments 
Dubailand Taleem School   Dubai   planned   K-12  UK, US   
Greenfield Community School   Dubai   +971-4-8856600   K-12  International IB DP, MYP, PYP 36,915-67,980  GCS comments 
Jumeirah Baccalaureate School   Dubai   +971-4-3446931   K-12  International IB, IBDP, IBMYP, IPC, IGCSE 50,000-65,000  JBS comments 
Khaleej Nursery Sharjah   Sharjah   +971-6-5670616   nursery  Arabic   
My Nursery Dubai   Dubai   +971-4-3441120   nursery  Arabic, UK 30,000   
Newlands School Dubai   Dubai   +971-4-2821200   primary  UK NC 19,200-28,800   
Number WorksnWords Al Raha   Abu Dhabi   closed 2011     UK  NWAR comments 
NumberWorks n Words Mirdiff   Dubai   closed 2011      NNWM comments 
NumberWorks n Words Springs   Dubai   closed 2011      NNWS comments 
Palms Nursery Dubai   Dubai   +971-4-3947017   nursery  UK EYFS 14,100-32,400   
Raha International School   Abu Dhabi   +971-2-5561567   K-12  IB DP, MYP, PYP 36,100-56,900  RIS comments 
Uptown High School   Dubai   closed Jun 2011   secondary  International IBMYP, IB DP 54,000-66,000  UHS comments 
Uptown K12 School   Dubai   renamed   K-12    
Uptown Primary School   Dubai   relocated   primary  International IBPYP 34,485-54,000  UPS comments 
Uptown School   Dubai   +971-4-2515001   K-12  International IB, IBPYP, IBMYP 34,950-59,950   

Taaleem schools which are not part of Taaleem Education Group in Dubai

These schools have the name Taleem or Taaleem, but are not owned or operated or connected to the Dubai education company called Taaleem. As far as we know.

Taaleem updates

20 August 2013
22 May 2013 - Taleem not building new Indian schools in Abu Dhabi
22 April 2012 - new Taaleem schools in Dubai (press release)
28 June 2011 - Number Works n Words UAE closed
11 May 2010 - New Taleem schools development suspended
Taaleem school fee increases 2010-2011

Taaleem background and history

How are Taaleem, Beacon, and Madaares connected?

Beacon Education was established first, as an education management company but it had little money. Taaleem was established next, by willing finance providers, to fund Beacon Education schools. Madaares was established next, as an investment company to buy and/or develop schools. Madaares liked Beacon and Taaleem so it bought them, and later renamed itself as Taaleem. The founding CEO of Beacon became the new Taaleem (ex-Madaares) boss.

Taaleem profit or non-profit?

With regard to the question of why Taaleem is a profit-making organisation, a report in The National 28 July 2009 obtained an answer: Asked why Taaleem was not created as a not-for-profit entity, Mr Azzam was frank: "Anyone who is going to put their money in any venture expects a return. Now there are checks and balances to ensure that parents are getting value for money."

Taaleem profile and contact details

Taaleem profile and contact details
Item Details Comments
Chairman Nasser Bin Hasan Al Sheikh also ex-DG Dubai Dept Finance, Chairman of Amlak
CEO Alan Williamson (2019) Previously Ziad Azzam > Ros Marshall (2013).
Postal Address PO Box 76691, Dubai, UAE Location: first floor, Century Plaza, Jumeirah Beach Rd.
Telephone +971-4-3498806  
Fax +971-4-3498807  
Taleem management and personnel
Last update Tuesday 26-Nov-2019
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