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10 schools to open in 2021-22

14,671 seats will be added to Dubai’s education landscape


Dubai’s Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) announced that 10 new schools are set to open in Dubai in the 2021-22 academic year. An additional 14,671 seats will be added to Dubai’s education landscape with the opening of the new schools, according to new data released by KHDA.

The schools opening this year are located in Tilal Al Ghaf, Al Warqa, Al Karama, Al Barsha, City Walk, Mirdif, Nad Al Sheba, Al Khawaneej, and Rashidiya. Building on strong demand from parents for innovative education offerings, the new schools offer a choice of Australian, UK, US, and IB curricula.

The continued demand for new schools reflects the resilience of Dubai’s private education sector.

This year will mark the opening of the first-ever Australian curriculum school in Dubai. Additionally, the first Dubai campus of Britain’s prestigious 500-year-old Royal Grammar School Guildford is expected to open later this year, taking the total number of international branch schools in Dubai to seven.

A total of 25 new private schools have opened in Dubai over the last three years. Between September 2020 and February 2021, Dubai witnessed a 2.6% overall growth in school enrolment, according to the latest landscape report released in February 2021 by KHDA.