Top 5 Schools in Dubai Marina

If you are considering obtaining a property in Dubai Marina or Emaar Beachfront for living with a family, one of the key factors that should be taken into account is the presence of educational institutions for children in the surrounding areas. The prestigious area of Dubai Marina, located right on the shore of the Persian Gulf, is one of the most popular residential districts in Dubai. It attracts tourists, expats and investors because of a wide range of entertainment options and its developed social infrastructure. This is why it's an ideal place for individuals looking for a luxury lifestyle as well as for families with children.

Dubai Marina boasts a great number of kindergartens, as well as several hospitals and prestigious schools including those specializing in the arts. This article will help you to learn more about the best schools near Dubai Marina that will help to develop the talents of your child.

Top Schools in Dubai Marina

Dubai Marina might become an ideal place for those wishing to move to Dubai with their families. Here you will easily find educational institutions for children of all ages. In areas and communities such as Jumeirah Park, The Meadows, Umm Suqeim, Umm Al Sheif and Springs 3 that are all close to Dubai Marina, you can find several schools with an excellent reputation.

Emirates International School

Emirates International School is located in The Meadows community. The school has been operating since 2005 and accepts students from 3 to 18 years old (little ones go to preschool, while older pupils enroll in Grades 1-13). Emirates International School is one of the biggest in Dubai as around 1,700 children from more than 80 countries attend here. The school follows the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum, offering a Primary Years Programme (PYP) for children from 3 to 12 years old, a Middle Years Programme for teenagers from 11 to 16 years old, and the IB Diploma Programme for 16-18-year-old students. All lessons in this school are conducted in English.

The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) has rated the Emirates International School as Very Good.

The school is equipped with amenities such as 2 sports grounds with astroturf, an indoor 25-meter swimming pool, an indoor basketball stadium, a gymnasium, IT suites, both a high school and primary school libraries and other facilities for quality teaching and students' comfort.

The school year at the Emirates International School starts in September and ends in June. You can enroll your child in school throughout the school year (subject to the availability of places in the class). Children who have studied before in schools where English isn't the main studying language, as well as children with special needs, are provided with additional attention from teachers that will help them to adapt.

To enter the Emirates International School, parents should fill the enrollment form on the school's website and upload copies of children's documents such as passport, visa, the Emirates ID both for the child and parents, birth certificate, vaccination card and report cards from the previous school. Parents will also need to pay a registration fee of AED 525 (USD 143). The child will then be invited for an interview or take some exams, after which, if there are available places he/she will be enrolled in the school.

The annual fee for studying in the Emirates International School in 2021/2022 is from AED 26,802 to AED 79,500 (USD 7,300 to USD 21,650). The higher the class, the more expensive it is to study.

Address: Meadows 4, Dubai

Contacts: +971 4 3629009, [email protected], [email protected]

Horizon International School

The school is set within Umm Al Sheif and was founded in 2008. Currently about 1,000 children of 80 nationalities from 50 countries are studying here. The KHDA rating of the school has been marked as Good.The Horizon International School follows the British curriculum. Children study for 13 years, and the studying process is divided into 4 stages.

  • Foundation – for preschool children
  • Primary – from 1st to 6th grades
  • Secondary – from 7th to 11th grades
  • Sixth Form – 12th and 13th grades for students over 16 years old

Lessons are conducted by highly qualified teachers from the United Kingdom. Apart from obligatory education, the Horizon International School Dubai proposes extra-academic activities that help to develop the talents of students with the main attention being paid to sports and arts activities. To do this all necessary conditions have been created on-site that include spacious science laboratories, a swimming pool with 8 lanes, an indoor gym with air conditioning, a football pitch with astro turf and even a theater.It's possible to apply for admission online by filling out an application form on the school's website. Then the child will need to pass the enrollment exams. Tuition fees at the Horizon International School strat from AED 35,232 and range up to AED 66,346 (USD 9,600 to USD 18,100).

Address: Street 9A, Off Al Wasl Road, Umm Al Sheif, Dubai

Contacts: +971 4 3483 314, [email protected]

Dubai British School Emirates Hills

The Dubai British School Emirates Hills, also known as DBS-EH has been open since 2005 and is one of the best schools in Dubai. The KHDA has ranked the school as Outstanding since 2017. The DBS-EH is set up in the Springs 3 community of Emirate Hills. There are more than 1,000 students who attend the school from the age of 3 to 18 years old.

The school curriculum is based on a British system. Apart from academic lessons, children take part in sports and arts activities. Every week the hall of the Dubai British School Emirates Hills hosts a performance of Live Music Thursday where students and teachers demonstrate their talents. The DBS-EH provides laboratories, a creative space, art rooms where students can experience Fine Art, as well as graphics, 3D, sculpture, ceramics and photography spaces. Libraries, a music room with a vast variety of musical instruments, swimming pools and auditoriums for various events are also all on-site.

It's possible to visit the school in person or take part in a virtual tour. To enroll in the 2021/2022 school year or 2022/2023, you should fill out the enrollment form on the school's website. After that, the admission committee will check the availability of places and age appropriateness. An application form will be sent to the email of parents who will need to fill it out and attach copies of documents including a passport, report card, picture of a child and parents' passports. Parents will also need to pay an application fee of AED 525.

The annual fee of studying at the Dubai British School Emirates Hills is from AED 49,026 to AED 73,540 (USD 13,350 to USD 20,025).

Address: Springs 3, Emirates Hills.
Contacts: +971 (0)4 361 9361

NB! Moving to another country, especially with family and children, is quite a complicated process. We recommend that you familiarize yourself with all the subtleties of moving to the emirate of Dubai, where we have covered all the main points that need to be considered for foreign nationals.

Dubai British School Jumeirah Park

The Dubai British School Jumeirah Park (DBSJP) is located in Jumeirah Park. The school has been in operation since 2015 and is a member of the same group of schools as the Dubai British School Emirates Hills, and is ranked as Very Good by KHDA.The DBSJP offers a broad and balanced education to children from the ages of 3 to 18 years old all over the world. The school follows the UK's National Curriculum and works on developing students' academic, sports and artistic talents. A dedicated inclusion team has been created here in which it works on identifying and removing barriers of learning.Primary and secondary school students have their own learning environments such as science laboratories, art studios, drama and dance studios, music and practice rooms, ICT laboratories, PE halls and libraries. Moreover, students of Year 1 are provided with an outdoor learning area as well.Among the shared facilities for both primary and secondary pupils are:

  • School radio studio and station
  • Food technology laboratory
  • 550 seat theatre
  • Multi-purpose sports hall
  • Fitness suite
  • Multi-purpose sports court
  • Indoor swimming pool with 8 lanes
  • Football pitches
  • Tennis courts
  • Health centers
  • Indoor and outdoor playgrounds

You can apply for admission by filling the form on the school's website. After that, you will need to send documents such as the child's passport, the passport of one of the parents, a report card, Emirates ID, etc (check what documents you need on the DBSJP website) and pay an admission fee of AED 525. The school will then make an assessment of the future student and send an invitation letter to enter the school.The annual fee of studying in Dubai British School Jumeirah Park is from AED 58,000 to AED 75,000 (USD 15,800 to USD 20,450).

Address: Al Warood St 1, Jumeirah Park, Dubai

Contacts: +971 (0)4 552 0247

Kings' School Dubai

The Kings' School Dubai is one of the most prestigious in the emirate as it's the one and only education institution in Dubai that gets the 'Outstanding' ranking by KHDA annually. The school is located in Umm Suqeim (Umm Suqeim 3 community).

The school has been operating since 2004 according to England's national curriculum, but has been adapted to the local environment. During the educational process, children are taught communication skills, critical thinking, emotional intelligence and leadership. The school is provided with huge sports facilities including a football pitch, two hard rubber courts, a 50-meter running track and a 25-meter swimming pool. There are also two rooms for musical arts facilities.

The Kings' School Dubai takes applications throughout the year. However, due to the popularity of the school and limited student places, it's advisable to think about enrollment beforehand. This can be done online by filling out the form on the website of the school. Within a few days the committee will get in touch and give you the necessary information about future steps to enroll your child. Each child is invited for an assessment before being enrolled in the Kings' School Dubai.

The cost of studying at school is from AED 43,619 to AED 66,383 (USD 11,900 to USD 18,100) per year.

Address: 26th St, Umm Suqeim, Umm Suqeim 3, Dubai
Contacts: +971 4 348 3939, [email protected], [email protected]

Why is Emaar Beachfront the Best Place for Living?

One of the best living options for families with children in Dubai is the new premium residential complex of Emaar Beachfront. Due to the location on an artificial peninsula, it will provide its residents with privacy and easy access to all the necessary surrounding infrastructure and entertainment. The community is situated in Dubai Harbour where a cruise terminal and the region's largest marina of 700 berths can be found.

The masterplan of the development includes 27 residential skyscrapers, part of which are already ready to move in, and all apartments will have views on the Persian Gulf. Residents will get access to endless facilities and amenities including 1.5 km of white sandy beaches, elite cafes & restaurants. Moreover, all the schools named above can be reached from the community within just 10 to 20 minutes' by car.

Metropolitan Premium Properties real estate agents are ready to help you to choose a property in Emaar Beachfront that will correspond to your needs and will help you to obtain a residence visa for you and your family. We will take care of all matters, from finding the most suitable property for you to buy or rent, to the execution of the transaction, which will save you time and effort before your move.

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