The British Boarding Schools Show Returns to the UAE

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The British Boarding School Dubai 2021 returns to the UAE for its ninth edition this winter, taking place on the 26-27 November at the Sheraton Hotel, Mall of the Emirates. The show will bring together over 25 of the most prestigious and well-regarded British schools under one roof, offering educational advice and information to parents and prospective pupils after one of the most profound and fundamental times of change in the educational world in the past century.

After a period where the lid was lifted onto the complexities of schooling, with students around the world forced to be homeschooled, the nature of independent education has been thrown into the spotlight. At the show, parents can understand the true value that British schooling can offer, specifically the nature of critical thinking and rigour of independent analysis that are so vital for future employers and success in the modern workplace. At the show, parents are afforded personal access to the Admissions Directors and Heads of each of the participating schools and can gain invaluable, first-hand insight into school entry requirements.


The show will bring together over 25 of the most prestigious and well-regarded British schools


David Wellesley Wesley, the founder of The British Boarding Schools Show, comments: “Over the past 18 months, a time of unprecedented societal upheaval, parents had to become teachers and now understand exactly how their children learn. This has posed the question as to what the future template of schooling looks like and how educational institutions can embrace technology, flexibility and bring individualised programmes into the classroom. Character, wellbeing, group work, debate, public speaking, punctuality, honesty, self-presentation are areas of focus now and we invite parents residing in Dubai to visit the British Boarding Schools Show to navigate this new normal.”


It is estimated that the UAE sends around 15,000 children for overseas education per year


It is estimated that the UAE sends around 15,000 children for overseas education per year, a number that is rising around 3-4% year-on-year. The UK has traditionally been the most popular destination country for Emirati degree-seeking students, accounting for an estimated 30% of the student body. Returning travel to and from the UK is set to increase the mobility of students and parents looking for world-class education opportunities outside of their home country.

Parents and children are encouraged to attend the show’s diverse series of seminar talks to further access in-depth analysis and discussion about the educational landscape as we move forward beyond the pandemic era.

Registration, including all seminars and talks, are free for attendees in advance.

Topics include:

  • Should I Stay, or Should I Go?
  • IB or A-Level – What’s Right for Your Child?
  • When Is the Right Time to Make The Move?
  • US College or UK University?

www.schoolsshow.co.uk/event/dubai-british-boarding-schools-show