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Top 5 IB Schools in Dubai

Dubai is becoming an increasingly global city and there has been a steady rise in schools offering the International Baccalaureate curriculum as a result. But with a large number of options, it is important to know which school is the best fit for your child. The Knowledge and Human Resources Authority (KHDA) is an educational quality assurance authority in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. They are responsible for the growth, direction and quality of private education and learning in Dubai. They rate schools on a 6 point scale, "Very weak, Weak, Acceptable, Good, Very good, Outstanding." Here is a list of the top 5 IB schools in Dubai, along with their KHDA scores.

  1. GEMS World Academy.

GEMS World Academy was established in 2007 and has maintained it's status as one of the premier schools in Dubai that offer the IB curriculum. The school conducts classes starting for students from Pre-K to Grade 12 (PYP, MYP and IB DP). GEMS World Academy also has an extensive Language Institute with 13 different language courses for the students as part of the school curriculum. As of October 2018, the school has capacity for 2050 students.

GEMS World Academy (Dubai) is located over 42,715 sq. meters of land.
The facilities of the school include a library, a planetarium and a 604-seat auditorium. The school along with specific external companies offer a variety of after-school activities such as swimming, basketball, rock-climbing, horseback riding, dance, martial arts, etc.The sports facilities present include a 400m athletic track and a weather-proof artificial pitch; an Olympic sized swimming pool and a trainer pool; tennis and squash courts; fitness centre as well as a junior gym and indoor climbing wall.

KHDA Rating: Very Good
Location: Al Barsha South, Dubai.
Contact: +971-4-373-6373.
Student Body: Co-educational
Fees: 12,85,777 INR - 22,31,915 INR


Jumeira Baccalaureate School is a popular choice of school in Dubai. The school is a part of the Taaleem schools in Dubai who are one of the largest education providers in the Middle East. They look to provide its students with a supporting and challenging learning environment. Students from over 70 countries currently study here an contribute to forming a multicultural community.

The school spreads over 34,8480 sq ft of landscaped grounds. JBS facilities include a large multi-purpose auditorium, senior indoor sports hall, computer information and communication, technologies laboratories, well-equipped design and technology rooms, science laboratories, indoor playroom, 25m shaded swimming pool, two rooftop tennis courts, extensive grass sports pitches, sports field with changing facilities, two-storey library/learning resources and media centre, indoor and outdoor shaded learning spaces and playgrounds.

KHDA Rating: Very Good
Location: Jumeirah 1
Contact: +971-4-344-6931
Fees: 11,60,600 INR – 17,41,000 INR


Dubai International Academy was established in 2005 and is one of the oldest IB schools in Dubai. They offer the three main IB programs,ie, Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP). They conduct school tours to prospective parents which typically last about 30-40 minutes with a question and answer session at the end of the tour.

KHDA Rating: Very Good
Location: First Al Khail Street, Emirates Hills.
Contact: +971-4-368-4111
Student Body: Co-educational
Fees: 8,01,400 INR – 14,20,000 INR


Uptown School is amongst the renowned IB schools in Dubai. Catering to students from KG to Grade 12 and is also a member of Taaleem, Uptown School complies with UAE’s standard of high-quality education. They currently have 1400 students on roll.
The facilities offered at the school are multi-purpose sports hall, large sports field, FIFA-approved full-size soccer/sports pitches, indoor olympic-size swimming pool, outdoor learning pool, modern multi-purpose indoor sport hall, libraries, various learning resource and media centre, ICT laboratories, design technology suites, arts, music and dance studios, dining facilities, panadol and strespil centre, KG outdoor and indoor playgrounds, common play areas, indoor and outdoor learning spaces and wireless internet throughout the campus

KHDA Rating: Very Good
Location: Mirdif Area – Tripoli Street – Algeria St – Dubai
Contact: +971-4-251-5001
Fees: 11,37,586 INR – 17,43,780 INR


This is one of the more affordable IB schools in Dubai that teaches children from KG to Grade 12. The school was established in 2004, and covers over 30,000 sq mts. The school is dedicated to helping students discover their potential with the help os their world-class educational system. Raffles World Academy also boasts impressive facilities for extra-curricular activities including several sports facilities, laboratories, art rooms, dance and music studios and more.

KHDA Rating: Very Good
Location: Umm Suqeim 3
Contact: +971-4-427-1300
Fees: 6,06,267 INR– 16,97,615 INR

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Top 5 IB Schools in Dubai
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