Education is one of the biggest concerns for any parent in Dubai, so it’s nice to know that schools are under constant watch. The KHDA, also known as the Knowledge and Human Development Authority conducted its annual inspection of the local schools. The report cites that there are now 185 Private Schools in Dubai with a total of 273,599 students. There are 32,103 Emirati students and 15,099 students with Special Education Needs and Disabilities.
The KHDA report rated the region’s schools
The results from the report show that:
- 16 schools are rated “Outstanding” (11%)
- 14 schools are rated “Very Good” (14%)
- 69 schools are rated “Good” (39%)
- 50 schools rated “Acceptable” (30%)
- 10 schools in Dubai rated “Weak” (6%)
The report also surveyed the most and least expensive areas to live
Data from 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments, and 3 and 4 bedroom villas, was collected for Q1 2017 from Bayut.com’s listings database which found that the lowest apartment rents are in: JVC, Sports City, Dubai Investment Park and Green Community. Whereas the most affordable villas are in Mirdif, JVC and Rashidiya. If you have a little cash to splash, the most expensive areas as Al Sufouh, Jumeirah, Nad al Sheba, Umm Suqeim and Arabian Ranches – these places also hold the highest school fees.