Here's our list of the 7 best nurseries & schools to check out before you move into Jumeirah
Words by Dyuthi Prakash in The Guides · Feb. 4th, 2018
It’s natural to be cautious when you choose the right school for your child so they can grow under the best possible education and influence. It is also equally important for the school to be in close proximity to where you live, so that it is easier for them to travel. At Luxhabitat, we’ve narrowed down the best schools and nurseries in Jumeirah. Now all you’ve got to do is take that first step and let your child thrive with the best possible education.
1. Dubai College, Al Sufouh
Living in one of the most elite areas in Dubai calls for a school that lives up to a high standard, and Dubai College fits that description aptly. Established in 1978, Dubai College is one of Dubai’s oldest schools, and possibly the highest ranked according to KHDA. With a string of Outstanding ratings for 6 years in a row, it’s one of the top 20 most recommended schools, according to WhichSchoolAdvisor.com. The school also offers an impressive extracurricular programme with a large sports field for rugby, football, cricket and tennis; Design and Technology workshops; a recording studio and an art department. Dubai College is a not-for-profit school, and invests its profits in its faculty and facilities to better the quality of its education. A full list of the fees can be found here.
Location: P.O. Box 837, Al Sufouh
Contact: +971 4 3999111, [email protected]
2. Gems Jumeirah Primary School (Jps), Al Safa
Established in 1996, GEMS Jumeirah Primary School is a private British school that has been ranked Outstanding for 7 years in a row; a feat only a handful of schools have achieved in the UAE. In addition to its exemplary faculty of teachers, their students are provided with immense support, especially those with special needs. Their impressive array of after-school activities include Volunteering, Yoga, Basketball, Tennis and plenty others that give parents the highest value for their fees, which starts at 38,202 AED per annum. JPS is conveniently located at the centre of Umm Suqeim and Jumeirah, making it your top choice if you live in the vicinity.
Location: Street No. 19, Al Safa 1 - Dubai
Contact: +971 4 394 3500, [email protected]
3. Jumeirah College
Jumeirah College is another A-level British school that has dominated KHDA’s Outstanding category for 7 years in a row. According to KHDA’s inspection report, principal Simon O’Connor’s aim was the ultimate pursuit of academic excellence. JC is a part of the prestigious GEMS Education group, and is equipped with only the best facilities to encourage students to pursue sports, music, drama, science and design. The fees are naturally top-end, starting at 68,223 AED p.a., which comes as no surprise, as JC performs well above the UK standard average, academically.
Location: Al Wasl Road
Contact: +9714-395-5524, [email protected]
4. Kings' School Dubai, Umm Suqueim
Nestled in Umm Suqeim 3, Kings’ School Dubai is the only school to ever receive an Outstanding KHDA ranking for 9 years consecutively, which easily puts it in the running for the best school in Dubai. The co-ed school follows the EYFS and English National Curriculum, with an emphasis on student progress, positive attitude and quality leadership. Highly recommended by over 90% of parents, the school is a popular choice if you live in Jumeirah, The Palm or Umm Suqueim.
Location: Umm Suqeim 3, PO Box 38199
Contact: +971 4 348 3939, [email protected]
5. Kidville, Jbr
If you live in Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), this is the closest nursery for you to drop your kids off before you head to work. Kidville’s preschool program uses the Emergent Curriculum which accommodates children aged 6 months-4 years. Kidville strongly emphasises on creative learning through art, music, dance and hands-on activities. Their facilities are well-lit, with an indoor gym and soft play areas to make sure your child spends their early years in the best possible environment.
Location: Rimal 5 (Plaza Level), Jumeirah Beach Residence
Contact: +971 4 440 1220
6. Asya's Nursery, The Palm
For working parents who live on the iconic Palm Jumeirah, Asya’s Nursery is one of the only nurseries located there. Founded in 2011, The British nursery is designed to make your child feel like they’ve entered a fairytale, with its enchanted tree and mini playhouse. In addition to incredible beach views, the outdoor shaded area doubles up as a playspace for kids. Asya’s follows the EYFS UK framework, which is approved by the KHDA.
Location: Ground Floor, Bldg 10, Al Das Shoreline, Palm Jumeirah
Contact: +971 4 4356627
7. Emerald City Nursery, Jumeirah 2
Established in 2006, Emerald City Nursery is one of Jumeirah’s leading nurseries located in the heart of Jumeirah. They take preschool education to a higher level with emphasis on early childhood development and highly qualified faculty. Each child is nurtured with warmth and patience to prepare them for the future. They even offer fresh organic meals and flexible work timings, which is a godsend for working parents who live in Jumeirah.
Location: Jumeirah 2, near BoxPark
Contact: +971 4 3490848