Dubai Schools to increase student enrollment by 50%

The target of 800 students to be increased to 1,200 for the first academic year

Dubai, August 24, 2021: Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai on Tuesday directed Dubai Schools to increase student enrolment by 50%. 

“We issued directives to increase the students enrolled in the Dubai Schools initiative in its first year by 50% with aims to prepare students to lead and innovate and make valuable contributions to building the nation’s future,” said Sheikh Hamdan in a Tweet.

The decision was taken after witnessing a strong demand for registrations, said an announcement by Dubai Schools.

HE Ahmed Julfar, Chairman of the Board of the Knowledge Fund Establishment, said that with the commencement of the new academic year, Dubai Schools will mark a new chapter in Dubai’s education progress through the deployment of a pioneering model built on the best international educational standards.

The project aims to improve academic outcomes for Emirati students. Alan Williamson, CEO of Taaleem, said: “The US curriculum and schools’ ethos will promote global citizenship and, while recognising the international profile of the school, will embed a strong focus upon the local Emirati culture and heritage to uphold the traditions of the Emirates and preserve Arabic and Islamic culture.”

Launched in March 2021, ‘Dubai Schools’ in Mirdif and Al Barsha, in partnership with Taaleem Company, is the first of many phases of the ‘Dubai Schools’ project. The project aims to build government-sponsored schools that are efficiently operated by the private sector.