Nord Anglia International School DubaiAddress: Al Barsha 3, Dubai
Telephone: +971 4 2199 999
Gender: Co-educational
Teaching language: English
Curriculum: British English National Curriculum, Cambridge IGCSE and A-levels) and International Baccalaureate
Ages: 3 to 18


Nord Anglia International School (NAS) Dubai is part of Nord Anglia Education (NAE), the world’s leading premium-schools organisation. Nord Anglia Education’s global family of international schools provides outstanding education to more than 67,000 students from preschool through to the end of secondary education in more than 60 locations in dozens of countries worldwide.

Nord Anglia International School Dubai is an academically selective British international school following the highest standards of UK independent education for students aged two to 18 years. At NAS Dubai, values such as respect, good manners and social confidence are woven into the fabric of our school. Families, teachers and students are supportive of these values and are active members of the school's community.

Nord Anglia International School Dubai's exceptional, well-qualified teachers lead classes with no more than 20 students and provide an inspiring environment to encourage and teach children to become ambitious learners while studying an internationally enriched British curriculum. An enhanced language curriculum in Mandarin, French, German, Spanish and Arabic will facilitate expat children in becoming truly global citizens.

All over the globe, Nord Anglia Education's Global Campus helps expat children to explore the world and develop an international perspective through outstanding online, in-school and worldwide experiences. The Global Campus connects more than 68,000 Nord Anglia Education students around the world to collaborate, discuss and learn together every day.

Global Campus Online

Children discuss, collaborate and learn from their peers around the world in this vibrant online learning community. Through challenging activities, discussions and tailored resources, Global Campus Online enables your child to lead their own learning and develop transferable skills.

Global Campus In School

In addition to the globally recognised curricula each NAE school provides, such as the English National Curriculum or the International Baccalaureate, Nord Anglia Education's schools will expand students’ horizons with a global perspective. Educators choose topics that will engage and enable their students to learn all about the world around them, making sure they benefit fully from their international experience.

Global Campus Worldwide

The NAE Global Campus initiative connects students from 30 different countries, collaborating and learning together. From our STEAM week at MIT in Boston to our Personal Challenge Expedition in Switzerland, we offer experiences and online challenges.

What the school says

"We have a clear focus on high academic standards through our High Performance Learning agenda, which is based on the work of our Education Director, Professor Deborah Eyre of Oxford University.

"We focus on good manners, social graces and respect. Sports, music and the arts are seen as integral, not add-ons to our work. Our students will be selected via a rigorous interview process.

"We are always aware that each and every pupil is someone’s child."


NAIS Dubai teaches the entire English National Curriculum, including the Cambridge IGCSE. In Years 12 and 13, students can take either the A-Levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.

  • Early Years Foundation Stage: FS 1 and FS 2
  • Key Stage 1: Years 1 and 2
  • Key Stage 2: Years 3 to 6
  • Key Stage 3: Years 7 and 8
  • Key Stage 4: Years 9 to 11 (Cambridge IGCSE)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma / A-Levels: Years 12 and 13


Fees for the 2022/2023 school year range from AED 63,447 a year for FS1 to AED 95,946 annually for Years 12 and 13. Fees can be paid annually or in termly instalments. There is also a non-refundable AED 525 application fee.

From the principal

"All schools have their own special personality and the character of NAS Dubai is particularly strong. It holds on to a simple ambition:

"'To be the school in Dubai which is known to be the best because it is the place where the learning is great, where the results are outstanding and where the community is distinguished.'

"This ambition can be found throughout the school in the genuine pride that our students and staff take in their learning and teaching coupled with the belief that there should be 'no lids on learning' because there are no limits to what we can achieve when we put in the right effort and find the right support. 

"Additional to our commitment to the highest academic standards throughout we also understand how an education at NAS Dubai contributes to the developing understanding of how our students can live and prosper in the increasingly complex global city state environments they live in, come from and will move on to. And also, how they can meet the challenges of sustainability and responsible healthy living while exercising their entrepreneurial instincts to build better futures in the real and digital communities that they belong to.  

"Blending the very best of British International traditions in Dubai and supported by the partnerships and special opportunities that come from belonging to the world’s premium schools organisation all are welcome to visit and we would be pleased to show you around."

– Matthew Farthing, Principal


Further reading

►See International Schools in Dubai for more about education in the region

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