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World-Class Education

​​​​​​​Education in the UAE

Embracing the diversity of people living in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi offers a high standard of education with a range of international curricula such as American, British, Japanese, Indian, German, and Italian. There are endless options for children to undertake their education from reputed nurseries and private schools to international schools and universities.

Expat children are allowed to attend public schools in the UAE, but unlike locals, expats are charged school fees. This, along with the fact that teaching in public schools is in Arabic, leads most expat parents to consider international schools. The school year runs from September to July, with the year broken into three terms. The school week is from Monday to Friday and hours vary depending on the school.
International schools
Private schooling in the UAE can be very expensive. It's worth noting that education allowance is not included in expat employment packages. It is essential that you budget for school fees, and all the additional costs such as uniforms, textbooks, transport and extracurricular activities.