According to construction intelligence service, BNC, build has now reached almost half way point.
The initial Australian International School (AIS) Sharjah has now been operational in the UAE for over a decade and has cemented its place as one of the best schools in the emirate. The Al Sharif Investment Trading Group and the Government of Queensland, Australia formed a partnership to open AIS in 2005.
AIS is the only school in the Middle East to be recognised as an ‘Australian school outside Australia’.
The 150 AED million Australian International School, Dubai is due to open in August 2019.
The school will spread across a working area of 350,000 sqft and have a capacity for 2000 students, in 85 classrooms. There will be a 600-seat auditorium, a multi-purpose hall, MUGA court, and a football pitch.
Other facilities will include a fully equipped library, modern art and music rooms, science and ICT labs, and learning centres.
Sir Peter Cosgrove, governor-general of the Australia said:
"This is yet another link between the nation of Australia and the UAE; yet another expression of the wonderful developing benign and very productive relationship between these two nations."
AIS Sharjah offers both the International Baccalaureate and Queensland Certificate of Education. It is smaller than the Dubai school, with a capacity for 1,400 students.
Fees have not yet been decided for the Dubai school, however AIS Sharjah is firmly premium. Fees start at 36,700 AED at Foundation Stage and rise to 66,300 AED for Grade 12.