The best Indian schools in Dubai are…

Indian expats can find good schools scattered all across town

There are a lot of good Indian schools in Dubai.
There are a lot of good Indian schools in Dubai.

Dubai offers all you wish for in terms of luxurious living, shopping or entertainment, but for people looking to relocate here from India, there’s more that they’re concerned with. One of the main factors when searching for a place to live, especially for families, is proximity to a good school. There are a lot of good Indian schools in Dubai. But which is best for your children? We’ve compiled a list of the top Indian schools in Dubai.

1. GEMS Our Own English High School

GEMS Our Own English High School is one of the oldest schools in Dubai.
It’s one of the oldest schools in Dubai and promises outstanding education to students.

K.S. Varkey founded this chain of schools in 1968. His son, Sunny Varkey, founder of GEMS Education, now manages it. It’s one of the oldest schools in Dubai, and promises outstanding education to students from Kindergarten to Grade 12. The school has a very inclusive nature as it encompasses over 10,000 students from 22 nationalities.

Location

GEMS Our Own English High School is located in Al Warqa’a.

Admission

Boys are welcome at GEMS OOEHS from Kindergarten till Grade 4, while girls can study all the way to Grade 12. The school has an open admissions policy, and the process starts with online registration in November. After filling the Student Registration Form, parents are notified of the availability of seats in their intended grade. Students must be 4 years old by the end of July to attend KG 1, and they must be 6 years old to attend Grade 1.

Fees

Tuition fees for students start at AED 7,090 in KG 1 and go up to AED 15,002 in Grade 12. Additional fees may apply as follows: a registration fee of AED 500 at the time of application, and a one-time fee of AED 30 for the student’s ID Card and School Diary. You can also apply for a GEMS Scholarship before the end of February.

Curriculum

GEMS Our Own English High School (GEMS OOEHS) is affiliated to the Central Board for Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi. The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) in Dubai has the school as ‘Very Good’. The curriculum has been developed by the National Council of Educational Research and Training, New Delhi, with a focus on all-round development of students, not just academic excellence. After Grade 10, your kids will be set for the All India Secondary School Examination, and after Grade 12, they’ll be ready for the All India Senior School Certificate Examination. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in New Delhi oversees both examinations.

Contact Details

You can reach GEMS Our Own English High School by phone on (+971) 4 – 236 – 1335, or send them an email at communication_ood@gemsedu.com.

2. GEMS Modern Academy

GEMS Modern Academy is located in Nad Al Sheba 3.
GEMS Modern Academy is located in Nad Al Sheba 3.

This institution aims to create a safe environment for students to grow and develop. The school deploys a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) concept. It has a number of sports facilities, in addition to libraries, a discovery centre and a number of gardens.

Location

You can find the school in Nad Al Sheba 3, which puts it close to Ras Al Khor Area and Dubai Silicon Oasis. It is also one of the few Indian schools near International City.

Admission

Registration starts with an online enquiry, followed by uploading the necessary documents. Applicants receive an SR number upon successfully completing the online registration, and are given the dates for the entrance test or interview via email. Admissions for pre-KG are for kids 3 years of age, KG 1 students should be 4 years old, KG 2 students should be 5 years old, while Grade 1 students should be 6 years old.

Fees

Tuition fees are paid on a monthly basis on the 10th of each month, and they vary with the level of education. The total fees for the year starts at AED 28,065 for Pre-KG, and go up to 51,364 for Grade 12. You can also apply for a GEMS Scholarship or save on tuition fees with the GEMS Rewards programme.

There are a number of additional fees that may apply to your situation, including:

  • Re-enrolment Fee: For securing your child’s seat for the upcoming year, 5% of next academic year’s tuition fee.
  • Registration Fee: Payable upon admission for school, AED 500.
  • Admission Fee: Payable upon acceptance at school, AED 1000.

Curriculum

The institution is affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi. Their curriculum adheres with the CISCE Board and your kids will be prepared for the ICSE examination in the Secondary School and the ISC examination in the Higher Secondary School. GEMS Modern Academy offers an internationally recognised certificate, making application for international universities easier.

Contact Details

You can call +971-4-3263339, or send them an email through info_mhs@gemsedu.com.

3. Ambassador School

 Ambassador School accepts students from Grade 1 to Grade 12.
Ambassador School accepts students from Grade 1 to Grade 12.

Students of Ambassador School grow up to be top achievers. This was proven when their students topped the 2017-18 World ICSE and ISC Results in Maths, Biology, Computer and Commercial Application. The school has also won the Golden Peacock Award for excellence in business and innovation. Ambassador School goes beyond academic excellence to offer an inclusive education experience while involving parents through PALS (Parents of Ambassador Learning System).

Location

Ambassador School is located in Al Karama area, in 41A Street, Mankhool, Bur Dubai.

Admission

The school accepts students from Grade 1 to Grade 12. The admission process starts with the Online Admission Application form, followed by an interactive session between your child and a teacher at the school. Next up, successful candidates will receive an offer from the Admissions Department and at that point, parents can pay the required fees and submit all documentation.

Fees

Tuition fees at the Ambassador School starts at AED 20,695 for Grade 1, and move up to AED 38,954 for Grade 12 students, and all fees are paid over a period of 10 months. Other additional fees may apply including AED 500 admission fees.

Curriculum

The Ambassador School curriculum follows the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), New Delhi. They aim to provide a comprehensive and well-structured syllabus to help develop students and equip them with practical knowledge and skills. This prepares students for the ICSE examination in Secondary School and ISC examination in Higher Secondary School. The internationally recognised certificates help them get admitted to top universities.

Contact Details

You can reach the Ambassador School by phone at +971- 04-398-3535, or reach them via email at admissions@ambassadorschool.com.

4. Amity School Dubai

The Amity School Dubai follows the CBSE curriculum.
The Amity School Dubai follows the CBSE curriculum.

The Amity Education Group has proven experience in developing children into successful men and women and the Amity School Dubai is proving to be one of the best Indian schools in Dubai. They follow the CBSE curriculum and focus on a comprehensive educational system that develops children academically, socially and emotionally through their different phases of growth.

Location

Amity School Dubai is located in the Al Qusais School Zone, near Al Nahda, Al Twar and Hor Al Anz East.

Admission

Amity School Dubai accepts students from Pre-KG and up to Grade 7. Before the admission process, you can get a guided tour of the school. To start the application, contact the School Registrar by mail or visit the office for more information. All students will be invited for an assessment before being accepted. Minimum age for Pre-KG students is 3 years, and up by a year for each grade level. For transfers to Grade 2 and above, the grade level depends on the curriculum your child has studied.

Fees

Tuition fees at Amity School Dubai start at AED 15,000 for Pre-KG students and go up to AED 25,200 for Grade 7 students. These prices are after a special subsidy on KHDA approved fees. Additional fees may apply such as: a registration fee of AED 500 at the time of submitting the application and a medical fee of AED 500 for Pre-KG admission.

Curriculum

Amity School Dubai follows India’s CBSE curriculum. The school offers small class sizes to ensure teachers are able to give students individual time for quality education.

Contact Details

You can call Amity School Dubai at the following number, +971 4204 101, or reach them by email at the Admissions Office: admissions@amitydubai.ae; or Registrar: registrar@amitydubai.ae.

5. JSS Private School

JSS Private School has been in Dubai for almost 8 years.
JSS Private School has been in Dubai for almost 8 years.

This is a mixed-gender school that is dedicated to use education as a tool for social change. It is a part of JSSMVP (JSS Mahavidyapeetha), which has grown into a strong educational institution through the course of six decades. JSSPS has been in Dubai for almost 8 years and now has over 2,000 students per year after starting in the range of 200 students in April 2011.

Location

It is located on 343 & 132 40 B Street in Al Wasl area. It is close to Jumeirah and Business Bay.

Admission

The institution accepts children from KG 1 to Grade 12. To apply for your child, you can start an online registration process, schedule an appointment to visit the school and then your child will enter a written test respective to his current grade. KG 1 students will meet with the admission officer for an evaluation. The age guidelines at JSS Private School are in line with the Ministry of Education requirements where children need to be 4 years of age to apply for admission to KG 1.

Fees

Tuition fees start at AED 11,530 for KG 1 students and goes up to AED 23,890 for Grade 12 students. Transportation fees are AED 5000 for Dubai residents and AED 6000 for Sharjah residents.

Additional fees include a registration fee of AED 1000 for newly admitted students, and a re-admission fee of the same value for previously admitted students.

Curriculum

The school is affiliated to the CBSE and offers a curriculum that adheres to the Indian education guidelines. Their curriculum also follows the guidelines of the National Curriculum Framework (NCF 2005) including connecting knowledge to practical life, ensuring flexibility and integration of examinations with classroom life.

Contact Details

You can call on +971 4 344 6419, or reach them via email through info@jsspsdubai.com.

6. JSS International School

JSS International School is located in Jumeirah Village Circle.
JSS International School is located in Jumeirah Village Circle.

This international school is also a part of JSSMVP (JSS Mahavidyapeetha). JSS International School focuses on the 3 Cs: Confidence, Creativity and Character, to mould children into successful people. They involve parents to create a progressive educational system and their vision is to become a fully inclusive school by 2020.

Location

JSS International School is located in Jumeirah Village Circle.

Admission

JSS International School accepts students from Pre-KG up to Grade 12. To join the school, you need to start the application process by first creating an account and then submitting the online application. Afterwards, your kid will be up for an interactive session for KG 1 and KG 2, or an entrance test for Grades 1 to 11. On completion of the assessment, you can start paying the fees and your child can join the school.

Fees

Tuition fees for JSS International School starts at AED 14,117, and AED 36,837 for Grade 12 per year. Transportation is also available which is in the range of AED 5000-6000 per year for places in and around Dubai, and reaches AED 7000 for Sharjah residents.

Curriculum

JSS International School has an international concept, but it follows the curriculum of the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE). JSS International School deploys an Experiential and Collaborative Learning system by using concepts such as workshops and role plays to create a fun, interactive and efficient learning environment for the students.

Contact Details

You can call JSS International Schools for any inquiries on their general number, +971 4 2406353, or reach out via email through their address: info@jssisdubai.com.

7. Delhi Private School

Delhi Private School (DPS) was established in 2003 in Dubai
Delhi Private School (DPS) was established in 2003 in Dubai.

DPS was established in 2003 in Dubai and is a branch of the acclaimed Indian entity, Delhi Public School Society. Their current student strength is in the range of 3200. The school promotes academic excellence and has been rated to have very good quality of education by the KHDA.

Location

The school is located in The Gardens area in Jebel Ali, Dubai.

Admission

It accepts students from KG 1 to Grade 12. To apply, you must first submit an online registration form, through which you will receive a confirmation message by email and phone number. After paying the admission fee (AED 525), you will be given a date for an interactive session which will include your child. Children applying for KG 1 must be 4 years old, and students applying for senior grades must have achieved 40% in all subjects, and an overall 70% in the previous grade.

Fees

Tuition fees start at AED 10,339 for KG 1 students, and moves up to AED 14,374 for Grade 12 per year. Additional fees may include 5% VAT on services other than tuition fees, including fees for books and other goods or services provided by the school as per the curriculum.

Curriculum

This school is recognised and approved by the Ministry of Education in Dubai, and is also affiliated to the CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) in New Delhi.

Contact Details

You can call on +971 – 4 – 8821848, or reach out to them via email on admission@dpsdubai.com.

8. AMLED School

AMLED School accepts admissions for students from KG 1 to Grade 7.
AMLED School accepts admissions for students from KG 1 to Grade 7.

The AMLED School is a joint project between the Sacred Heart CMI province Rajagiri, Kochi, and AMLED Facilities Management LLC Dubai.

Location

You can find AMLED School on 318th Road (Al Asayel Street) in Al Quoz 4 area.

Admission

AMLED School accepts admissions for students from KG 1 to Grade 7. It follows an open policy for admitting students to their institution, irrespective of race or creed. However, it is not always easy to get into the school. Your child must pass the age limit set by the Ministry of Education (4 years of age for KG 1). Children applying for KG 1 will go through an assessment session, while admissions for higher levels will be through an eligibility test as well as an interview with the principal. To apply, you must first fill in the online form, then bring it along with necessary documents to the school’s admission office.

Fees

Tuition fees for AMLED School start at AED 11,500 and go up to AED 16,000 for Grade 7. Additional fees may apply such as Registration Fees of AED 500, or Medical Fees of AED 300.

Curriculum

The AMLED School has been rated as “Good” in the latest KHDA inspection of 2018-2019. They offer CBSE curriculum from kindergarten up to Grade 7.

Contact Details

You can call AMLED School for inquiries on their number, +97143386756, or reach out to them via email on info@amledschool.com.

9. Credence High School

Credence High School has students from over 30 countries studying there.
Credence High School has students from over 30 countries studying there.

This is one of the most inclusive schools in Dubai, with students from over 30 countries studying here. The school focuses on developing each student academically and in sports as well, through their after school coaching programmes. They also believe in skill-based education and put leadership and self-confidence as two of the main values for student development.

Location

It is located in Al Quoz 4 area near Al Khail Mall.

Admission

The school accepts students from Pre-KG up to Grade 12. The admission process starts with an inquiry or online registration, followed by an assessment session, and if successful, you will be required to pay the relevant enrollment fees before registration with KHDA can be finalised. Parents are also required to sign the Parent School Contract as per the instructions of the KHDA.

Fees

Tuition fees start at AED 13,000 for Pre-KG students, and goes up to AED 26,000 for Grade 12 students. These fees are also subject to a discount of 20% for the first sibling and 30% for the second sibling.

Other additional fees may apply including a registration fee (AED 500) and admission fee (AED 750) for new students only, or the annual resource fee (AED 750). Transport fees range from AED 350 to AED 600 per month depending on the location and is paid on a term basis only.

Curriculum

The institution follows the Indian CBSE curriculum and has developed its syllabus to develop students’ physical, cognitive, social, creative and emotional skills. They use learning centres to allow students to work in groups and develop their knowledge.

Contact Details

You can call on +971 4 321 2144 for more information, or reach out to them via email on info@credencehighschool.com.

10. GEMS Our Own Indian School

GEMS Our Own Indian School is located on Muscat Street in Al Quoz 1.
GEMS Our Own Indian School is located on Muscat Street in Al Quoz 1.

Founded in 1991, GEMS Our Own Indian School takes a holistic approach to the learning experience, aiming to develop each child into a responsible, socially aware individual through developing their critical thinking and problem solving skills, nurturing their social intelligence. They have a stellar reputation in academic excellence, and have very high educational standards as per the CBSE syllabus. The KHDA has rated this school as “Good” in terms of their education experience.

Location

GEMS Our Own Indian School is located on Muscat Street in Al Quoz 1.

Admission

Their approach to admission is open to all, however, their process is rigorous to ensure the admission of top candidates. The admission process starts with online registration, followed by payment of a non-refundable registration fee (AED 500), submitting the necessary documents, and passing the placement test.

Fees

Tuition fees for GEMS Our Own Indian School starts at AED 5,944 for KG 1 students, and goes up to AED 12,117 for Grade 12 students. Additional fees may apply, including the previously mentioned registration fee (AED 500), activity fees for each grade level ranging from AED 250 to AED 450. Transportation fees vary according to location. You can also save on fees through GEMS Scholarships or GEMS Rewards programme.

Curriculum

GEMS Our Own Indian School follows the CBSE syllabus. The school follow a child-centric and skills-based approach in curating their syllabus. The curriculum prepares students for the All India Secondary Schools Examination at the end of Grade 10 and the All India Senior School Certificate Examination at the end of Grade 12, both overseen by the CBSE in New Delhi.

Contact Details

For more information, call GEMS Our Own Indian School on +971 4 3391188, or send them an email via their email address, info_ois@gemsedu.com.

11. The Indian High School

The Indian High School, Dubai, has a history of over 50 years in education.
The Indian High School, Dubai, has a history of over 50 years in education.

This Dubai school has a history of over 50 years in education. It was founded in 1961. It is the only school to have won the Sheikh Hamdan Award for Distinguished School and School Administration twice, in 2002 and 2005.

Location

The IHS Senior School is located on Oud Metha Road near the Oud Metha Metro Station, near Al Karama and Umm Hurair.

The IHS Junior School is located in Al Garhoud near the GIGICO Metro station.

Admission

The school offers education from KG 1 all the way to Grade 12, and is distributed into two schools, The Indian High School, Senior Level; and the Indian High School, Junior Level. For admission to KG 1, your child will need to be 4 years old, and you’ll be required to register online, pay the registration fee and then through a draw of lots, your child may be asked to attend an assessment session for final selection. For KG 2 – Grade 9 admissions, the selection will be based on an eligibility test.

Fees

Tuition fees at KG 1 start at AED 5,169. As for senior levels, they start at AED 5,413 for Grade 5 students and AED 10,253 for Grade 12 students.

Curriculum

It follows the CBSE curriculum and is the first school to receive certification from CBSE as “CBSE New Generation Schools”. It has also been accredited as ‘outstanding’ by the KHDA and is the first school in the region with the ISO 9001-2008 accreditation. Children from KG 1 to Grade 4 can attend The Junior School at Al Garhoud, while students from Grades 5 to 12 attend The Senior School in Oud Metha.

Contact Details

You can call the Indian High School (Senior School) by phone at +971 4 3377475, or contact the school via email at indiansc@emirates.net.ae.

12. The Millennium School

The Millennium School was established in the year 2000.
The Millennium School was established in the year 2000.

The school was established in the year 2000. The school believes in every child’s abilities and potential to achieve greatness in any field.

Location

Located in Al Qusais School Zone, near Al Nahda, Al Twar and Hor Al Anz East.

Admission

The school accepts students from KG 1 to Grade 12 through an open admissions policy. To get into the school, you can start the admission process by first completing an entrance test. After passing the test, the parents will need to submit the required papers and forms.

Fees

The school fees start from AED 16,555 for KG1 and reaches AED 24,345 for Grade 12.

There is also a registration fee of AED 500. Additional fees may be added such as a Board Exam Fee for Grades 10 and 12: AED 550 for Grade 10 and AED 600 for Grade 12.

Curriculum

It follows the CBSE Indian curriculum. The curriculum is based on hands-on activities that help the students apply what they have learned, challenge their abilities and understand their goals.

Contact Details

You can call the school on +971-4-298 8567, and email them at tms@gemsedu.com.

13. GEMS New Millennium School

GEMS New Millennium School has a multinational community of 40 different nationalities.
GEMS New Millennium School has a multinational community of 40 different nationalities.

This school has a multinational community of 40 different nationalities. It is one of the relatively new Indian schools in Dubai, established in 2013.

Location

Located on Al Khail Road, Dubai, near Al Quoz area.

Admission

The first step is done through an online application. After completing the online application, you will receive an acknowledgment email which includes an enquiry number, then you will bring the documents required by the school. To confirm the admission, you will be asked to pay a registration fee of AED 1,500 plus the first month fees so that the school saves a place for your child.

Fees

The school fees start from AED 17,818 for Pre-KG and reaches AED 30,396 for Grade 12.

Curriculum

The school also follows the CBSE Indian curriculum. They have a creative curriculum that encourages the students to want to explore the world. Their curriculum integrates sports with arts and visual arts to create a complete, fun, creative education.

Contact Details

You can call the school on this number +971-4-4452900, and you can email them at registrar_nms@gemsedu.com.

14. Rajagiri International School Dubai

The school offers education for students from KG 1 to Grade 10.
The school offers education for students from KG 1 to Grade 10.

Rajagiri International School is an international Indian school in Dubai.

Location

Located in Al Warqaa 1, Dubai, near Nadd Al Hamar, Ras Al Khor Industrial Area and International City.

Admission

The school offers education for students from KG 1 to Grade 10. To start the application process, an online form should be filled and printed, then parents and their child\children should visit the school on Sunday through Thursday between 9 am to 1 pm. For Pre-KG and the KG stages, the school conducts an interview with the child to allow the admission process to be completed. For students from Grades 1 to 9, students must undergo an entrance test.

Fees

Tuition fees start from AED 10,945 for the PreK and the KG stages and reach AED 21,941 for Grades 9 and 10. There is also an admission fee of AED 250 and a registration fee of AED 450. Additionally, there are resource fees of AED 300 for KG 1 and KG 2, and AED 400 for Grades from 1 to 10.

Curriculum

The school follows the CBSE indian curriculum, and offers learning support for students who need assistance or have learning difficulties. The school focuses on every individual child’s skills and abilities and aims at creating personalised activities for each child. The curriculum focuses on communication and language skills, creative development, numerical and problem solving skills, physical development, social and emotional development, knowledge and understanding the world, as well as computer skills.

Contact Details

You can call the school on the following number 04-2800691, and email them at info@risdubai.org.

15. The Indian Academy

It is one of the best Indian Schools in Dubai that focuses on challenging the students’ skills to get them ready for life challenges. Students learn to embrace their identity and accept the diversity of the Indian culture.

Location

Located behind Madina Mall, Al Muhaisnah-4, Dubai.

Admission

The Indian Academy offers education for students from Kindergarten to Grade 10. There is an online application that you need to fill out for admission, then you will be required to pay a pre admission fee of AED 600. After the online payment is done, you will receive an email with an appointment for child assessment. Once successful, you can start submitting the rest of the documents and pay the relevant fees for your child’s admission to the school.

Fees

Tuition fees start from AED 8,500 for Pre-KG and reach AED 15,000 for Grade 10. There is a non-refundable registration fee of AED 250 per child and an admission fee, also non-refundable, of AED 500 per child. Additional fees may be required such as a medical fee of AED 200. As for transportation, buses are available to different areas, and their fees vary according to the area the child lives in.

Curriculum

The school follows the CBSE Indian curriculum. It has a child-centred approach so that they can learn at their own pace. Children learn through hands-on activities and engaging games. The main focus is enhancing students’ skills to make them learn better. The school focuses on 7 main areas during early education: Mathematics, Understanding the World, Physical Development, Literacy, Art and Design, Communication and Language, and Personal, Social and Emotional Development. For the primary and secondary stages, students learn how to apply what they learned through projects, presentations, and exhibitions.

Contact Details

You can call the school on the following numbers: Tel: +971 04 2646733, +971 04 2543089,+971 04 2646746, and you can email them at info@indianacademydubai.com.

There’s a long list of Indian schools in Dubai, but we’ve compiled only the top of the crop in different price segments. Choose wisely and select the schools that suit you.


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