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UAE International Schools


For anyone planning a move to or within The United Arab Emirates (UAE) in west Asia, we have collated information below about different places to live, International schools and private schools (including High schools), property and relocation agents and other information we think useful for relocating to The United Arab Emirates.

Offering some of the best living anywhere in The United Arab Emirates, the country's famous cities include Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Al Ain.

The United Arab Emirates has a great choice of high quality private international schools and high schools, lots of activities and excellent housing - with a fantastic range of different property to call home, from luxury apartments, beautiful Bedouin houses, mansions and estates, villas and bungalows to new build executive housing, family townhouses and apartments.

"Seven emirates, one destination - the United Arab Emirates is a land rich in history and tradition. Get to know the wild side of Arabia, before relaxing your mind, body and soul right at home in one of the many luxurious cities of the United Arab Emirates. Find your paradise in the United Arab Emirates." Visit The United Arab Emirates

the United Arab Emirates is located in western Asia, on the Persian Gulf. the United Arab Emirates shares a border with Oman to the east, Saudi Arabia to the west, with the countries of Qatar and Bahrain a slight bit further north. The majority of the United Arab Emirates’s coastline faces the Persian Gulf, however the Gulf of Oman washes onto the United Arab Emirates’s eastern peninsular.

the United Arab Emirates has one of the most iconic skylines in the world, included within this skyline is the Burj Khalifa, which is famous for being the tallest building in the world - measuring 830 metres!

For more fun facts and figures about the UEA, scroll down to our the United Arab Emirates feature page!


Looking for a prestigious International (private) school in The United Arab Emirates?

If you are thinking of moving to live in the United Arab Emirates (or you already live in the United Arab Emirates but are considering relocating) and you and your family are researching some of the best International schools and private schools in the United Arab Emirates there is a big choice of high quality the United Arab Emirates schools, with a number of the countries highest ranking International schools considered to be some of the best in West Asia.

The private education sector in and around the United Arab Emirates features day and residential boarding schools, single sex and co-educational (mixed) schools, including leading private nurseries, primary schools, secondary schools and high schools.

Find Private International Schools In the United Arab Emirates (UAE) (Or "International Schools And Private Schools Near Me")

Developed over the last 35+ years, the isbi School Search guide is one of the largest and most comprehensive International school and private school directories available, helping thousands of families to find, compare and select good schools since the 1980s.

> You can search for International schools and private schools with a reputation for excellence in the United Arab Emirates and in the cities of Abu Dhabi and Dubai by using our International Schools Directory and International Schools Finder (powered by School Search Directory) or by clicking on the names of the International schools, private schools and colleges and High schools listed below to see detailed profiles with photos, videos, maps etc.

> With our expanded school search technology you can filter your search by the type of school you are looking for such as International school and private school, day and boarding, gender, age range, academic study, religious affiliation, school fees, scholarships and bursaries, open days etc.

> You can also focus your search on just private junior schools or senior high schools or on all-through International schools, or view search results for all of them together.

Please explore isbi.com for detailed information and guides about good schools of all types and for open days, school and college and news, articles and blogs with details of school associations, glossaries and explanations about examinations and qualifications and expert advice about independent education at International schools and private schools around the United Arab Emirates and worldwide.

Top International Schools And Private Schools & Colleges In the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Some of the best International schools and private schools and colleges in the United Arab Emirates, Country providing a top-tier, world-class day and boarding single-sex and mixed education for boys and girls include:


Where To Live In the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

The most popular suburbs in the United Arab Emirates and the surrounding area include, with approximate population numbers:

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Dubai (3.331 million),

Abu Dhabi (1.45 million)

Sharjah (1.375 million)

Ajman (490,000)

Umm Al-Quwain (44,400)

Fujairah (256,300)


the United Arab Emirates is a very popular place to live and many people move to the United Arab Emirates each year, or to near the United Arab Emirates and the surrounding area, from around Europe and the rest of the world.

Many of those moving to the United Arab Emirates are seeking a more urban lifestyle, deciding to relocate to the the United Arab Emirates for work and to enjoy the great facilities and leisure amenities, high quality housing and schools, fantastic bars, restaurants, sports and popular cultural events involving art and music available to families living in the United Arab Emirates and the surrounding area.

Ten Things To Know About the United Arab Emirates, Country

> FACT 1: One of the most iconic landmarks in the United Arab Emirates is the Burj Al Arab, designed to resemble a boat’s sail. The building is one of the most intricate pieces of architecture in West Asia and is in fact the world’s first 7 star hotel!

> FACT 2: Police cars in the United Arab Emirates are no normal fleet. You may even by lucky enough to spot one of the Bugatti Veyron or Ferrari FF’s that they have in their collection!

> FACT 3: the United Arab Emirates has a Minister for happiness! The first position was held by Ohood Bint Khalfan Al Roumi, who works to ensure that citizens in the United Arab Emirates are living happy and healthy lives. In a recent interview with the LA Times, she states that “It’s the duty and role of the government to create the right conditions for people to choose to be happy.”

> FACT 4: Alongside holding the record for the tallest building in the world, the United Arab Emirates has many other interesting world records. For example, the largest tin of Caviar and even the longest underwater live radio broadcast…

> FACT 5: the United Arab Emirates has gold dispensing machines! Forget about normal ATMs - they are so last decade anyway. These special gold ATMs allow you to withdraw gold in grams, little gold coins and even one-ounce gold bars!

> FACT 6: Masdar City, located in Abu Dhabi, is a zero-carbon, zero-waste, city. That’s right, it has no environmental impact whatsoever and is the first one of its kind in the world.

> FACT 7: the United Arab Emirates is the first country to have a government ministry for artificial intelligence. They were way ahead of the curb, creating it back in 2017 - the first minister was only 27 years old when he took office!

> FACT 8: There are actually no natural flowing rivers in the United Arab Emirates. There are a series of wetlands in the region, however it is one out of 19 countries in the world to not have a natural river.

Where To Live In the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

the United Arab Emirates and the surrounding area offers a huge choice of high quality, premium and luxury property to meet the needs of any family, whether wanting a townhouse, large apartment, a traditional Bedouin house, mansion or estate, with or without granny annex, garden or swimming pool. There are also property development and investment opportunities too, with land available to purchase and properties in need of renovation.

From central the United Arab Emirates living to rural, country or costal lifestyles, the United Arab Emirates and the surrounding area is full of luxurious districts and well developed suburbs, lush green areas, charming estates, vibrant high streets, busy neighbourhoods and friendly residential communities.

Some of the popular residential areas include:

Dubai the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi the United Arab Emirates, Sharjah the United Arab Emirates, Fujairah the United Arab Emirates, Ras Al Khaimah the United Arab Emirates, Ajman the United Arab Emirates, Al Ain the United Arab Emirates, Khor Fakkan the United Arab Emirates

Commuting To And From the United Arab Emirates By Rail Or Road

Relocating to the United Arab Emirates is especially popular with those happy to work from home most of the time but needing to occasionally commute to other places for work.

Others are happy to commute more regularly to and from Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah and other locations for work.

Travel times to key destinations by road and rail include:

> Dubai To Abu Dhabi: Dubai is about 140 km by road from Abu Dhabi via the E11 and driving to the centre of Dubai from Abu Dhabi normally takes under 1 hour 30 minutes. There is a very regular train service to Abu Dhabi from Dubai, with trains taking from1 hour 15 minutes.

> Dubai To Sharjah: Dubai is about 30 km by road from Sharjah via the E11 and driving to the centre of Sharjah from Dubai normally takes under 40 minutes..

> Abu Dhabi To Sharjah: Sharjah is about 160 km by road from Abu Dhabi via the E11 and driving to the centre of Sharjah from Abu Dhabi normally takes under 2 hours.

The Main, International and Well Connected Airports in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Include:

Abu Dhabi International Airport, Dubai International Airport and Sharjah International Airport.


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