Dubai’s education landscape is unique; with so many nationalities living and working in the emirate, our children and young adults are taught in schools which offer 16 different curricula and in early learning centres with a variety of approaches.
Dubai has 209 private schools offering programmes to more than 281,432 students. Private schools cater to over 89% of the student population of Dubai and 57.4% of Emirati students choose to attend a private school. As well as different curricula, private schools also offer a variety of price points.
KHDA’s role is to ensure that Dubai’s private schools are established and operate according to the highest quality standards, in line with our legislation. Our team ensures an ongoing supervision of Dubai schools through regular compliance visits, inspections and international assessments. KHDA’s Dubai Schools Inspection Bureau (DSIB) carries out detailed inspections of every private school in Dubai and the Regulations and Permits Commission (RPC) are responsible for the licensing of schools and their adherence to regulations and guidelines.
Schools with educational services permits can access our e-Services page for renewals and amendments to their permits.