Dubai College opened in 1978 to meet the educational needs of the expat community as an independent, non-profit making school. Situated in the heart of the New Dubai district, today the school enjoys an enviable reputation with expat parents, and has been rated “outstanding” by the Dubai Schools Inspection Bureau. The school has a capacity for about 800 students, with well-equipped classrooms, a science block with 13 laboratories, three design and technology suites, five computer suites, four art studios, a canteen and a music centre with teaching and recital areas, 12 practice rooms and a recording studio. There are also three drama studios, a library, a dedicated Sixth Form Centre and a state-of-the-art, 900-seat auditorium. There are grassed playing fields which incorporate a variety of pitches, cricket nets, four all-weather tennis courts, a competition-size swimming pool and a multi-purpose hall.