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The UAE Ministry of Education (MoE) curriculum teaches 14 subjects to various grades of pupils. The language of instruction is Arabic at MoE schools.
Country of Origin: United Arab Emirates
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The UAE Ministry of Education (MoE) Curriculum teaches 14 subjects to various grades of pupils*. It has been created very much in line with the UAE's goals and values.

The curriculum is used by all public schools, and some private schools that have chosen to follow it. Note, all schools - public and private - use the MoE curriculum for Arabic, Social and Islamic Studies.

Instruction in MoE schools is in Arabic, although English as a second language is emphasised. There is also an Islamic and Social Studies component.

Arabic study up to Grade 12 is a requirement.

Other subjects on the curriculum are quite broad based and include:

  • Islamic Studies, Music and Fine Arts
  • Science and Social Study
  • Geography and History
  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Geology
  • Psychology
  • Economics
  • Social study
  • Anthropology


* Curriculum update, 2008. Report: Gulf News


44 UAE Schools offering UAE MoE

School name Community City
Abu Dhabi International School MBZ branch Mohammed Bin Zayed City Abu Dhabi
Ajman National School Al Jurf Ajman
Ajyal International School MBZ Mohammed Bin Zayed City Abu Dhabi
Al Arqm Private School Al Barsha Dubai
Al Dhafra Private School, Al Ain Manaseer Al Ain
Al Eman School Al Rashidiya Dubai
Al Maarifa Private School Al Qusais Dubai
Al Manara Private School Al Shamkha Abu Dhabi
Al Mawakeb School Al Garhoud Garhoud Dubai
Al Mawakeb School Al Khawaneej Al Mizhar Dubai
Al Nahda National School for Girls Al Mushrif Abu Dhabi
Al Rashid Al Saleh School Oud Metha Dubai
Al Shola Private School Industrial Area Sharjah
Al Shoruq Private School Jumeirah 1 Dubai
Al Thuraya School Garhoud Dubai
Al Worood Nursery Al Rehan Abu Dhabi
American School of Creative Science, Maliha Al Jurainah Sharjah
Australian International School Sharjah Muweileh Sharjah
Beaconhouse Private School Al Ain Falaj Hazzaa Al Ain
Castle Private School Al Dhafrah Abu Dhabi
Creative Scientific Private School Abu Dhabi City Abu Dhabi
Cultural Private School Mussafah Abu Dhabi
DEWA Nursery and Childcare Umm Hurair Dubai
Dreamland Nursery Al Yarmouk Sharjah
Dubai Arabian American Private School Al Muhaisnah Dubai
Dubai National School Al Twar Al Twar Dubai
Emirates National School Al Ain Towaya Abu Dhabi
GEMS Al Khaleej National School Garhoud Dubai
Good Will Children Private School Mussafah Abu Dhabi
Grammar School Dubai Garhoud Dubai
Gulf Indian High School Garhoud Dubai
Hamdan bin Zayed School Zaab Abu Dhabi
Horizon Private School Branch Khalifa City A Abu Dhabi
Ibn Khaldoun School Al Azra Sharjah
Institute of Applied Technology Abu Dhabi Al Wahda Abu Dhabi
Institute of Applied Technology Fujairah Fujairah Fujairah
International Indian School Ajman Al Jurf Ajman
International School of Creative Science, Muwaileh Muweileh Sharjah
Liwa International School for Girls AlBateen Al Ain
New World School Private Dubai Al Twar Dubai
Next Generation School Al Barsha Dubai
RAK Academy Dafan Al Khor Ras al-Khaimah
Royal American (formerly Al Maali International) School Al Bateen Abu Dhabi
Scholars American International School Shakhbout City Abu Dhabi

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