The best schools in Dubai and Abu Dhabi revealed

The best schools in Dubai and Abu Dhabi revealed

A school comparison website,, has announced its winners of the top 25 schools in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

The awards cover schools from all sectors and winning schools are represented from across British, Indian, French and American curricula. Only those schools which have secured a good school or above rating from Abu Dhabi Educational Council (ADEC) or the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) inspectors have been included.

Each of the 25 schools was decided on the basis of outstandingly positive feedback by parents, teachers and students, schools visits and the expert views of a panel of judges from the web site.

What is interesting is that the schools are all so different with different curricula and fees ranging from value to ultra-premium. Different KHDA and ADEC gradings from good to outstanding. Not-for-profit and for-profit.

The website commented, “Inevitably any grading is a snapshot in time. It is also the case, inevitably, on this basis, that even the schools we do feature here, may not meet the same high standards of offer, or value proposition, in future years. This is why, wherever practicable, we endeavour to review every school each year – and why, ultimately, it is imperative for parents to visit schools and speak with other parents, children, teachers and, ideally, the school Principal, to make what is probably the most important decision any parents will make for their children”.

The best school in Dubai and Abu Dhabi in order of achievement, are:

The Top 25

1. Jumeirah English Speaking School (JESS) Arabian Ranches:
2. Cranleigh Abu Dhabi
3. Dubai English Speaking College
4. Kings' School Al Barsha
5. Nord Anglia International School Dubai
6. British International School Abu Dhabi
7. The British School Al Khubairat
8. Jebel Ali School
9. Dubai College
10. Raha International School
11. American School of Dubai
12. Jumeirah College
13. The Indian High School
14. GEMS Jumeirah Primary School
15. Safa Community School
16. Horizon English School
17. Al Bateen Secondary School
18. Brighton College Abu Dhabi
19. Victory Heights Primary School
20. Repton School Dubai
21. Lycée Francais International Georges Pompidou
22. Al Muna Primary School
23. Foremarke School
24. American Community School of Abu Dhabi
25. Merryland International School Abu Dhabi

Parents should treat this list with caution as these awards have not been validated by the Ministry of Education, ADEC or KHDA  and are ultimately the views and opinions of


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