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Private School Sector in Dubai Records Highest Ever Enrolment

For the first time, the number of pupils enrolled in Dubai private schools has surpassed 300,000. In September 2021, 303,262 pupils were enrolled, up from 289,019 in September 2021, a 4.9% increase.

Dr Abdulla Al Karam, Director General of KHDA said: “Dubai’s private schools have consistently focused on improvement and growth, even during challenging times. The record number of students reflects the trust and confidence that families place in schools. We’re grateful to educators, parents and students for being part of Dubai’s education community and for creating the future of education together.”

The number of students enrolled tops 300,000 for the first time

Dubai’s growing appeal as a lifestyle, business, and investment destination has prompted families from all over the world to relocate to the city, as evidenced by the increase in school enrolment.

According to newly released data, students choose UK curriculum schools (35%), followed by Indian curriculum (26%), and US curriculum schools (16%). Students enrolled in private schools come from a total of 187 different countries, demonstrating the emirate’s cultural diversity.

Dubai currently has 215 schools providing 18 curriculum choices.