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Address: PO Box 11812, Dubai, UAE



Tel: +971 4 394 3465

Gender: Co-educational

Curriculum: National Curriculum for England (IGCSE, A Levels)

Teaching language: English


The English College Dubai (EC) opened its doors in 1992, although the separate primary school was built only in 2004. The school has about 1,000 students in the two campuses combined. EC has a good reputation among expat parents in Dubai. The facilities are good and include a large gym, swimming pool, soccer field, a music room, drama studio, arts room, science room and two computer labs. There is a broad programme of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities on offer, including sports such as basketball, ice skating, swimming, scuba diving and aerobics, among others, as well as a range of cultural activities from screen printing and cooking to debating. A house system forms the basis for a range of inter-house activities.

Further reading

Education and Schools in Dubai gives an overview of the education system

International Schools in Dubai gives a list of some of the emirate's best schools