Best Schools in Dubai - Allsopp & Allsopp’s Top 6 Areas

One of the biggest decisions a parent will face is deciding where their child goes to school and there are so many questions that need answering:

“Will my child be happy there?”, “What are the fees?”, “What transport do they offer?”, “What educational programs are on offer?” and many more.

One of the biggest decisions a parent will face is deciding where their child goes to school and there are so many questions that need answering: “Will my child be happy there?”, “What are the fees?”, “What transport do they offer?”, “What educational programs are on offer?” and many more.

We at Allsopp and Allsopp have recommended some schools in some of our most sold areas.

There are so many fantastic areas in Dubai that families can move into and settle down with a school close by, one of those is Emirates Living, which is a very trendy residential area in Dubai where families have a choice to move into beautiful villas, townhouses or apartments.

The community is broken up into 4 residential projects, Emirates Hills, The Meadows, The Lakes, and The Springs. The wholesome community consists of plenty of social areas to keep you and your family entertained, for example, there are parks where there is plenty of greenery so your children can play, shopping centres, swimming pools and it’s close to schools like Dubai British School, Emirates International School, Regent International School, and Dubai International Academy.

Dubai British School

Location: The Springs

Dubai British School is a small and friendly school located in The Springs. It has contemporary facilities including a pottery studio, art and design studio, an auditorium with stadium seating, two music rooms, and many more thrilling extracurricular activities.

The school has a contract with Arab Falcon Bus Rental which is an exceptionally qualified transportation company and a helper is assigned to each bus, the bus fee does need to be paid in two cheques, the first is due on the 1st September for months September to January and the second will be due on 1st February for months February through until June.

Dubai British School Tuition Fees for 2016-2017 Academic Year

Year Groups:Term 1Term 2Term 3Total AED
  31st July 2016 30th Nov 2016 28th Feb 2017  
FS, Year 1 & 2 18,438 13,829 13,829 46,096
Year 3 to 6 21,073 15,806 15,806 52,685
Year 7 to 11 25,027 18,770 18,770 62,567
Year 12 to 13 27,657 20,744 20,744 69,145

(As seen on the website: http://www.dubaibritishschool.ae)

Contact Number: +971 (0)4 361 9361

Emirates International School

Location: The Meadows

Emirates International School has a very caring and relaxed environment and is situated in The Meadows. There are fields with large playing areas and plenty of trees and cover to keep your child shaded, especially during the hotter months. The school offers exciting facilities, such as, drama rooms and studio, a theatre with 550 seats which has state of the art lighting and projection system, a fitness suite, science laboratories, and a sports hall. The school provides transportation service with Diamond Lease and it usually takes them within 90 minutes to pick up/ drop off your child.

You need to pay an admission fee of 2000 AED at Emirates International School and their tuition fees are as follows:

Emirates International School Tuition Fees for 2016-2017 Academic Year

Year Groups:Term 1Term 2Term 3Annual Fees(AED)
EY 1 10, 400 7,800 7,671 25,871
EY 2, Year 1 13,600 10,200 10,153 33,953
Year 2, 3 16,200 12,200 12,020 40,420
Year 4, 5, 6 18,100 13,600 13,576 45,276
Year 7, 8, 9 21,400 16,100 15,858 53,358
Year 10, 11 24,600 18,500 18,350 61,450
Year 12 28,800 21,600 21,548 71,948
Year 13 30,700 23,100 22,926 76,726

(As seen on the website: http://www.eischools.ae)

Contact Number: +971 (0)4 362 9009

Regent International School

Location: The Greens

Regent International School, which is located in The Greens, has a very solid curriculum and a great range of extracurricular activities including sports, art, dance, drama, and music. They encourage their students to participate in community engagement and making sure they are involved in charitable events.

The school offers transport for their students through My Bus Transport Services LLC, the bus has 14 routes travelling from Emirates Living to Motor City.

Regent International School Primary Tuition Fees for 2016-2017 Academic Year

Year Groups:Term 1Term 2Term 3Annual Fees(AED)
Foundation Stage 1 & 2 16,00 14,500 11,033 41,533
Year 1 - 6 17,900 16,000 13,143 47,043


Regent International School Secondary Tuition Fees for 2016-2017 Academic Year

Year Groups:Term 1Term 2Term 3Annual Fees(AED)
Year 7-9 19,685 18,640 14,525 52,850
Year 10 & 11 20,200 19,100 14,850 54,150
Year 12 & 13 20,900 19,900 15,350 56,150

(As seen on the website: http://www.risdubai.com)

Contact Number: +971 (0)4 360 8830

Dubai International Academy

Location: Emirates Hills

Dubai International Academy, located in Emirates Hills offers a stimulating curriculum that focuses on intellectual, emotional and social development. They have a large outdoor playing field with shaded areas, outdoor basketball courts, a swimming pool and sprung floored rooms for early years.

The school, like Emirates International School, also provides its transportation through Diamond Lease. The annual fee for their service during the academic year 2015-2016 is 8200 AED.

Dubai International Academy Tuition Fees for 2016- 2017 Academic Year for Existing Students

Year Groups:Advance PaymentSemester 1Semester 2Annual Fees (AED)
KG 1 3000 16,159 19,159 38,318
KG 2 4050 17,557 21,607 43,214
Year 1 4100 17,709 21,809 43,618
Year 2-6 4640 20,057 24,698 49,395
Year 7-9 5220 22,562 27,782 55,564
Year 10- 11 5800 25,074 30,873 61,747
Year 12-13 6380 27,567 33,946 67,893


Dubai International Academy Tuition Fees for 2016- 2017 Academic Year for New Students

Year Groups:Advance PaymentSemester 1Semester 2Annual Fees (AED)
KG 1 10,000 9159 19,159 38,318
KG 2 10,000 11,607 21,607 43,214
Year 1 10,000 11,809 21,809 43,618
Year 2-6 10,000 14,697 24,698 49,395
Year 7-9 10,000 17,782 27,782 55,564
Year 10- 11 10,000 20,874 30,873 61,747
Year 12-13 10,000 23,947 33,946 67,893

(As seen on the website: http://www.diadubai.com)

Contact Number: +971 (0)4 368 4111

Raffles International School

Location: Dubai Marina

Raffles International School, located at Marina Walk, is a very warm and welcoming school. It covers over 30,000 square metres and has sufficient room for 2000 students. The school offers a number of stimulating facilities to ensure your children’s interests are met, there is a football field, theatre, dance studio, badminton courts, art rooms, etc. Just like Dubai British School, Raffles International School has a contract with Arab Falcon Bus Rental, which is used by numerous schools in Dubai.

Raffles Tuition Fees for 2016- 2017 Academic Year for Existing Students

Year Groups:Advance PaymentTerm 1Term 2Annual Fees(AED)
FS 2 3000 11,664 11,664 29,328
Year 1 3350 14,247 15,304 35,194
Year 2-4 4340 18,418 19,475 45,517
Year 5-7 5230 22,221 23,629 54,902
Year 8-10 5900 25,070 26,830 61,941
Year 11* Pending fee confirmation from KHDA Pending fee confirmation from KHDA Pending fee confirmation from KHDA Pending fee confirmation from KHDA


Raffles Tuition Fees for 2016- 2017 Academic Year for New Students

Year Groups:Advance PaymentTerm 1Term 2Annual Fees(AED)
FS 2 8000 6664 14,664 29,328
Year 1 10,000 7597 17,597 35,194
Year 2-4 10,000 12,758 22,759 45,517
Year 5-7 10,000 17,451 27,451 54,902
Year 8-10 10,000 20,970 30,971 61,941
Year 11* Pending fee confirmation from KHDA Pending fee confirmation from KHDA Pending fee confirmation from KHDA Pending fee confirmation from KHDA

(As seen on the website: http://www.rafflesis.com)

Contact Number: +971 (0)4 427 1200

Jumeirah English Speaking School

Location: Arabian Ranches

Jumeirah English Speaking School, also known as JESS, is both a primary and secondary school located in the Arabian Ranches area, it also has another branch based in Jumeirah and it is one of the best private international schools in Dubai.

The school has fantastic sports facilities from a swimming pool to a climbing wall, they make sure their pupils are introduced to music from a Foundation Stage involving listening, playing instruments and exploring sounds and developing these skills throughout their school career.

The school offers bus service and is operated between JESS Jumeirah and JESS Arabian Ranches, it is run twice a day, once at the start of the day and once at the end. This service is only accessible to children entering Year 3 and above.

Jumeirah English Speaking School Tuition Fees for 2016- 2017 Academic Year

Year Groups:Term 1Term 2Term 3Annual Fees(AED)
Foundation 1 12,631 12,631 12,631 37,893
Primary (Foundation 2 to Year 6) 15,609 15,609 15,609 46,827
Secondary (Years 7-11) 26,164 26,164 26,164 78,492
Sixth Form (Years 12-13) 29,758 29,758 29,758 89,274

(As seen on the website: http://www.jess.sch.ae)

Contact Number: +971 (0)4 394 5515

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