The demand for high-quality education for expat children is also growing, considering the rapid growth of expat people in Dubai. With the growing population in Dubai, new buildings and hotels are being built like there are some opulent luxury villas for sale in Dubai. With the high proportion of expats making up the Dubai population, there is a growing number of international schools in Dubai, but as a parent, how do you pick your child’s best school?

Recent surveys show that before choosing a kindergarten, parents look at several different things. Surprisingly, the ranking of most parents who favour friends’ and family’s reviews is not the key factor in deciding educational establishments. Most parents admit that a “word of mouth” is more relevant than a standardised school grade, while they consider rankings when choosing a school as well. Parents would also weigh the proximity to their homes or jobs, extracurricular opportunities provided by the school and affordable fees before making their final selection.

The Dubai government has a key regulatory body to supervise growth, quality of education and apprenticeship in private schools in Dubai, under the oversight of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA). Every year, KHDA inspects more than 140 private educational institutions in Dubai and publishes reports on its website that schools and parents can access. These reports illustrate the strengths and areas of change for each school and are a valuable tool to minimise parental education opportunities. Further information including the latest reports on education systems, schools in Dubai and the UAE are available from other outlets such as the WhichSchoolAdvisor website.

Here are some best International schools for your children:


Kings School Dubai has enjoyed the “exceptional” KHDA school ranking of the last six years at a private school in Umm Suqeim town. Kings offer instruction, in line with the English National Curriculum, to girls and boys between 3 and 13 years of age, from the founding stage until year 8. At the root of their teaching philosophy lies the conviction that real-life contexts and study are necessary to enable students to improve their critical thought, encourage leadership and help students take their own learning journey into responsibility.

The school built to be designed for the enhancement of learning and the growth and excellence of students is a high-quality educational environment. The school also offers a wide variety of teachers and support staff as well as external providers after school programmes and ECAs. These include sports, music, science, arts and ICT events.


GEMS Wellington International School, located in Al Sufouh district, offers education to girls and boys aged between 3 and 18 years from FS1 to Year 13. Foundation children follow the programme of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), while older students follow the National English Curriculum. The School has held an “excellent” ranking since 2009 and boasts a massive 8-acre complex that provides its students with an exciting learning atmosphere. One of the most critical strengths of this school is its exact methods of evaluation to analyse and to actively question classroom students. The excellent architecture of the programme is assisted by state-of-the-art, technology-driven classrooms with WiFi access, interactive whiteboards, audio-visual and multimedia projectors designed to deliver fast and efficient information at the latest.


Jumeirah College is a GEMS school which provides education to young people aged 11 to 18 in the 7-13 years, maintaining a consistent ‘Outstanding’ KHDA rating over the last 4 years. The school offers the National English Curriculum in Key Stage 4 for students who study for their GCSE exams and those who prepare their advanced-level exams for sixth- or key-stage 5.


JESS in Al Safa provides education for students aged 3 to 11 years, and students can move to the JESS Arabian Ranches partner school, which offers education at the elementary, second and sixth levels (IB curriculum). JESS has an engaged parent teaching group of parents who are actively helping home learning

There are multiple options for you to select any school for children, as the population is increasing and more people are shifting to this city, more international schools are opening in the city like villas for sale in Palm Jumeirah have some good schools around it.