Dubai Schools: Availability & Discounts, 2016/17

Dubai Schools: Availability & Discounts, 2016/17
By C Hoppe
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The 2016/17 academic year isn’t going to be all about the brand-new schools opening, there’s also quite a few places available in some really top schools which opened in 2013/14 and 2015.

Offering the best of both worlds, these schools boast not only some of the best new facilities in town, yet their ‘newness’ means most are still developing their campus and/or services, so not only is there seat availability but there are often discounts to be had too!

Here's our list of top 'nearly new' schools offering some great deals, now and for 2016/17...

Also Read: The definitive guide to UAE school admissions


UK Curriculum

Name: Dubai British School Jumeirah Park

Curriculum: UK Curriculum

Location: Jumeirah Park, behind Jumeirah Park Pavilion

Current year groups to fill and their corresponding fees:

Year 1: Dhs65,000

Year 2: Dhs 65,000

Year 4: Dhs 65,000

Year 5: Dhs 65,000

Year 6: Dhs 65,000

Available Discounts: (A Discount will be applicable for the first 3 years as in the above table. One-time non-refundable and non-transferable Facility Fee Dhs 10,000 waived for all students joining in 2015/16 and 2016/17, and also lifetime waiver for all students transferring from DBF, the TCGs and other Taaleem schools.)

Regular Application Fee: Dhs 1,000. Waived for students and all transferring students from Dubai British Foundation and The Children’s Gardens.

Website: here Review: here

Facilities: Separate learning environments and classrooms for primary and secondary: Primary School Facilities include: science laboratory, art studio, drama and dance studio, music/recording and practice rooms, ICT laboratory, PE hall, learning and language support rooms, library, activity room. Secondary School Facilities include: science laboratories,  art studio, drama and dance studio, music/recording and practice rooms, learning & language support rooms, Design Technology suite, ICT laboratory, library, school radio studio and station. All students have combined access to: Food Technology laboratory, 550 seater performing arts theatre, multi purpose sports hall, multi purpose court, indoor 8 lane championship sized swimming pool with training pool, football pitches and tennis courts, indoor and outdoor play areas, dining room with dining experience.

Admissions contact: Mrs Dawn Rennie, Director of Development and Admissions at: [email protected] or Tel: 04 552 0247, ext. 603.

Why choose our school: DBSJP is a new family and one that has already developed very close relationships throughout our school. These relationships are the fundamental building blocks that will allow your children to grow, flourish and develop to their fullest potential. While academics are very important at DBSJP and at the center of everything we do, we also emphasis the whole child and proactively support the development of interpersonal skills, life skills and encourage children to have an open, positive, resilient attitude to life and its challenges. We want to build and encourage positive learners who take risks and rise to every challenge with a smile on their face. In partnership with parents we have created a school environment that supports these aims and we hope that your child will become part of that.


Name: GEMS FirstPoint School

Curriculum: UK Curriculum

Location: The Villa, Dubailand

Current year groups to fill and their corresponding fees: Due to the September 2016 extension and the addition of Year 10 and Year 12, there is currently limited spaces available at the school across most grades. The fees at the school range from Dhs 38,000 to Dhs 65,000.

Available Discounts: All GEMS parents can avail a discount on tuition fees when using the co-branded GEMS NBAD credit card. All GEMS Schools offer sibling discounts from the third sibling and more.

Website: here Review: here

Facilities: Art studio, auditorium/theatre, black box rehearsal room, business and enterprise centre, electronics room, food technology suite, graphic design room, large sports hall, large multi-purpose sports pitch, tennis/netball courts, 25m swimming pool, learner pool, medical centre, multiple ICT suites, multiple indoor and outdoor play zones, music technology suite with recording studio, post-16 student area and common room, primary and senior libraries, primary science lab, resistant materials workshop, school transport, science laboratories, secure campus, separate sports and arts building

Admissions contact: [email protected]

Why choose our school: GEMS FirstPoint School is a “state of the art” centre of inspirational learning. The school fosters a “can do” ethos, promoting self-confidence, initiative and leadership in all our young people. Our curriculum, like all GEMS British Curriculum Schools, offers a full, broad and balanced range of learning opportunities both in and out of the classroom, with an emphasis on Enterprise and Technology. We have close ties to local culture and tradition and, together with the rest of the school, all Foundation students study Arabic and UAE Social Studies.


Name: GEMS Metropole School

Curriculum:  UK Curriculum

Location: Motor City

Current year groups to fill and their corresponding fees: Due to the September 2016 extension and the addition of Year 10, there is currently limited places available from Year 1 to Year 4 and in Year 6. The fees for Years 1 to 6 are Dhs 39,000.

Available Discounts: NBAD GEMS Credit Card, 4th child enrolled in School receives 25% discount.

Website: here Review: here

Facilities: Fully integrated ICT, libraries, sports facilities including a swimming pool, digital media rooms, specialist science laboratories, and music and art rooms.

Admissions contact: Email: [email protected]  or Tel: 04 550 7200

Why choose our school: GEMS Metropole School is a part of GEMS highly successful British curriculum schools. The learning and teaching at the school develops students so that they can gain entry to university, or to pursue career paths suited to their abilities and talents.  It is based on a broad, structured framework that identifies expected levels of achievement at all stages of a student’s education. The elegant, spacious, well designed classrooms and excellent campus features are well suited to the delivery of modern learning in a multi-cultural setting and will provide the quality education at an affordable price. We are also conveniently located in Motor City to neighbouring communities.

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