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Schools and nurseries guide to Downtown Dubai

Schools and nurseries guide to Downtown Dubai

Luxhabitat lists the top educational institutions for residents of Downtown Dubai.

Words by Fatima Rao in The Guides · Feb 14th, 2018

Downtown Dubai is rich in activities with mesmerizing sights, like the renowned Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall. The area offers a wide variety of homes for residents in the heart of Dubai. Although it lacks in the department of educational institutions, this article can help narrow down your search for schools and nurseries near Downtown Dubai.


1. Babilou Nursery Downtown

Branched all over the globe, Babilou ( is classified as Europe’s leading childcare nursery, now with branches in Dubai. They offer a blend of the best curriculums like the EYFS (the Early Years Foundation Stage), Montessori, and more, and teach English and French to children from an early age, as well as adopting play-based learning in their teaching style. Their hours are flexible enough to accommodate working parents, with timings from 7AM to 6PM all year round. Children aged from 8 weeks to 4+ years are eligible for enrollment. 

Location: 8 Boulevard Walk, Downtown Dubai 

Contact: 800 687 7379

2. Blossom Downtown Nursery

Offering a helping hand for working mothers from 7:30AM to 6PM on weekdays, The Blossom Nursery is a British Curriculum Nursery that is exclusively ranked one of the best nurseries for kids in Dubai. With 6 branches, they are an eco-friendly nursery and accept children aged 4 months to 6 years. 

Location: Yansoon 7, Al Manzil District, Downtown Dubai 

Contact: 04 448 7661

3. Jumeirah International Nursery

JINS Downtown offers spacious, well-lit, and engaging classrooms that foster a positive learning environment, instilling confidence in every child. The center boasts a team of highly qualified, experienced, and approachable staff members who have undergone a rigorous selection process. Collectively, they bring years of experience within JINS. JINS Downtown maintains a strong commitment to individualized attention, placing each child at the center of their educational approach. Their primary goal is to ensure that every child achieves the best possible educational outcomes. At JINS Downtown, they hold the belief that each child is distinctive and deserving of an exceptional Early Years Education.

Location: Al Abraj Street, Southridge Towers, Downtown Dubai

Contact: 04 456 4955

4. Learning Tree Nursery

Also following the EYFS ways of teaching, the Learning Tree Nursery has implemented a 'Learning Tree Philosophy' - which is to ensure the most fun and safest ways of learning for toddlers. They believe in inspiring children and maximizing their potential at early ages with the help of creative focuses and the best of facilities. Pre-registration can be done online. 

Location: Bay Avenue, Executive Towers, Business Bay, Dubai 

Contact: 04 443 4240


Best schools and nurseries in Downtown Dubai include Dubai international school

1. Dubai International School

One of the oldest schools in Dubai, Dubai International School is a privately owned, bilingual school within close proximity to those residing in Downtown Dubai. Following the British system of schooling, DIS offers students a chance to enhance life and career opportunities from KG1 to Grade 12, preparing students for the 21st century. They also prepare and offer students to undertake the American examinations SAT and TOEFL while they are in high school to help them with higher education admissions. 

Location: Al Quoz, Dubai 

Contact: 04 338 0370

2. International Horizons College

With the help of world-class professors, International Horizons College provides their students with an array of options under the subjects of Liberal Arts and Sciences. They adopt the American style of teaching, offering students with top-notch higher education that is affordable, following an educational path into the top universities around the globe. IHC is considered one of the best independent private undergraduate institutions and is accredited by UAE Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research. 

Location: U Bora Towers, Al Abraj Street, Business Bay, Dubai 

Contact: 04 369 2000

3. Safa British School

Catering to students from the ages of 3 to 11 years of age, Safa British School follows the EYFS framework. A multicultural school with excellent standards, they offer varied sports and extra-curricular activities to encourage their students to reach their maximum potential. Their facilities include a swimming pool, a large multi-purpose court used for sports, play areas, ICT facilities, a library and an indoor auditorium for events. 

Location: Al Meydan Road, Dubai 

Contact: 04 388 4300