With over 195 private schools in Dubai offering you various types of curricula, you may be spoilt for choice. We've picked the best schools in Dubai's best areas to live in order to make shortlisting the right school for your child a breeze:
Deemed one of the most family-friendly communities, Arabian Ranches has a host of schools and nurseries to choose from, the most popular being Jumeirah English Speaking School (JESS), Ranches Primary School, Nord Anglia International School, and Raffles Nursery.
For a complete guide to schools and nurseries in Arabian Ranches, click here.
While touted as the place to live for corporate professionals, there are quite a few young families sprouting up in the Business Bay area. Some notable childcare & nursery facilities include Maple Bear, Hummingbird Nursery, Canadian Kids Nursery, Learning Tree Nursery and Creative Kids Early Learning Centre.
As one of the most urban areas of the city, Downtown Dubai does offer more schools and nurseries than its neighbouring areas. With the presence of parks and other kid-friendly facilities, it also offers a more conducive family life. Popular nurseries in the area include Babilou Nursery, Blossom Nursery, and Learning Tree Nursery. Schools located closeby include Safa British School and Dubai International School. Access our complete guide here.
An age-old favourite area amongst expats, Jumeirah has plenty of schools & nurseries to cater to its well-off expat population as well as the locals, such as Dubai College, Jumeirah College and Choueifat International. Find them here.
Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR)
Jumeirah Golf Estates (JGE)
Jumeirah Islands is a really underrated area as it offers you a unique, private and safe community with plenty of lush greenery and water features which you and your family can enjoy. Some of the most notable schools in the area include Dubai British Foundation, Regents International School & Mosaic Nursery, amongst others.
Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT)
Mohammed bin Rashid (MBR) City
Even though MBR City is relatively new, it already has the Hartland International School as well as the North London Collegiate School Dubai in its vicinity.
The Lakes & The Meadows
Being in a prime location such as The Lakes also means that you are close to the best schools and nurseries. These include Gardenia Nursery, Raffles International School and Raffles Nursery. The Meadows located close by also is home to Dubai British School and Amity Early Learning Centre. Here are a few more options.