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Indian Schools in Dubai

04 December 2019

With a sizeable number of Indian expatriate population residing in Dubai, it goes without saying that there are ample opportunities for receiving education in Dubai with the Indian curriculum. Many people have their souls rooted in their country and they want their future generation also to be acquainted with their cultures through the medium of schools.

There are many Indian schools imparting education for decades with also many new schools striving up in line with the increasing population and growing demand for schools in the education sector. Let us have a look at some of the best Indian schools in Dubai.

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The Indian High School

Started with a vision of providing education to Indian expats, the Indian High School was the first school to be started in 1961. Being affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), the school has been proudly been awarded Outstanding ratings during the Knowledge Human Development Authority (KHDA), Dubai. The school has also been awarded twice with the prestigious Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for being the distinguished school. The school has an enrollment of around 12000 students with the senior campus providing education from grade 5 to grade 12. Having commenced their grade 10, the students can select any discipline of their choice: Arts, Commerce or Science.

Besides providing quality education to the students, the school believes in the overall development of the child with the focus on a number of activities. In line with this, the school organizes various after school activities, weekend clubs and camps focusing on arts, sports and language skills. Various educational tours are organized for the students taking them to various global destinations. The school publishes a quarterly journal named the Light House and E-Xpressions, an online magazine giving the students an opportunity exhibit their writing pieces, paintings and other artistic sides.

Location: Oud Metha, Dubai
Contact: +971 4 337 7475

Delhi Private School

Delhi Private School, also known as DPS is another one of the best and looked upon Indian Schools in Dubai. Located in The Gardens, the school imparts CBSE based curriculum to the pupils. With over 3500 students enrolled, DPS Dubai is a co educational school. Having laid the foundation stone in 2003 in Dubai, the school also has another branch in the emirate of Sharjah.

The school gives recognition to students who perform exceptionally well in their respective fields be it sports, academics or other extra curricular activities. The school campus premise is divided in various blocks like the Secondary Block (Grade9-12), Milestone Block (Grade5-8) and Primary Block (KG to Grade 4). The school also has a sports complex which is equipped with a swimming pool, volleyball court and other things for various sports activities. The sports team represents the school at various interschool and intra school events in various sports like badminton, cricket, swimming etc.

Besides the sports activities, the school also has a Math Club holding various math competitions and a public speaking club preparing the students for debates, declamation and various speaking competitions. Various outdoor and excursion trips are also held for the students.

Location: The Gardens, Jebel Ali, Dubai
Contact: +971 4 882 1848

GEMS Modern Academy

Having been rated outstanding consecutively for the last five years, GEMS Modern Academy is one of the best Indian schools in Dubai. Laying its foundation stone in 1986, there has been no looking back for this outstanding school. The aim of the school is to focus not only on the academic excellence of the students but to groom them into responsible and all rounder global citizens. GEMS Modern Academy is affiliated to the Council for the Indian School of Certificate Examinations.

Offering education from Kindergarten to Grade 12, the school takes up the responsibility of shaping up of the kids future and personality at a very initial stage. Besides the regular school hours, an AFC (Afternoon Curriculum Enhancement) Programme is also held for the kids. The School has divided the AFC in two sessions which comprises of the Prep and Club Sessions. Grooming the personality of the child, the Club session focuses on various extra curricular activities like quizzing, elocution, art and craft, swimming, robotics and several other fields. Other than the AFC program, the school also has a number of other facilities like a covered pool, basket ball court, tennis court and a spacious auditorium. Annually the GEMS Modern Academy holds ICSE Examinations for Grade 10 and ISC for Grade 12.

Location: Nad al Sheba, Dubai
Contact: +971 4 326 3339

Indian High School

With the junior campus located in Garhoud, the Indian High School is one of the most popular Indian schools among the Indian expatriates. Also known as the branch school, it provides education from KG1 to Grade 4. Providing education amidst a cosmopolitan environment, the aim of the school is to prepare children as responsible global citizens with all rounder intellect skills. Besides focusing on imparting quality education to the children, the school also has a number of after school activities and weekend clubs polishing the skills of the students.

The school has a number of facilities like a quadrangle, an auditorium, a sandy play area, an outdoor field for various sports, basketball court etc. Various activities and educational trips are organized to acquaint the kids with the outside world. Timely formative and summative assessments are conducted for the students to evaluate their literary skills. Motivating the blooming buds, a bright and lovely Graduation ceremony is held for the kindergarten kids entering the world of primary school. The annual day program and several other competitions like declamation, handwriting and coloring are other motivational boosters for the students.

Location: Garhoud, Opp. GGICO Metro Station, Dubai
Contact: +971 4 282 3555

Our Own English High School

Being one of the oldest educational providers in school founded in 1968, the OOEHS is another school popular among the Indian expatriates. Affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education, the school has been a pioneer in providing education to the students. Starting from Kindergarten to Grade 12, the school adopts a holistic approach and aims to groom the child not only intellectually but also shape their personality in a perfect all rounder citizen. Besides the academic skills, the OOEHS also focuses on a number of extra curricular activities in lieu with the preparation of the students achieve their goals outstandingly.

Imparting education to around 10000 students, the school set a perfect example of a global institution with students hailing from around 22 nationalities. Spread on a sprawling area of 41,462 sq. meters, the school has a number of facilities like art and music studio, well resourced libraries and ICT labs for the pupils. The school organizes a number of competitions and programs all the year round besides assessing the academic skills of the students. Equal emphasis is laid on the physical development of the child with a variety of sports activities introduced for the students.

Location: GEMS Our Own English High School, Al Warqa, Dubai
Contact: +971 4 236 1555

The Millennium School

Affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education, the Millennium School laid its foundation stone in the year 2000. Offering education to boys and girls, the school follows the CBSE i (Central Board of Secondary Education-International) for the students. Empowering education to the students, the school believes in providing education to students with a holistic approach. With classes graded from Kindergarten to grade 12, the Millennium school caters to a number of activities polishing skills of the students. Initiating with the day boarding program, the Millennium School is the only CBSE School in UAE providing day boarding facilities to its students from grade 4 onwards.

Working in line with the global educational culture, the school aims at making students stand confidently in the outside world. There are various ICT facilities provided making the students prepare in a highly competitive techno savvy world. An afternoon Self Enhancement Program is available for the students inclined towards robotics in a resourced Robotic lab. The school provides a number of sports facilities like two swimming pools, two basketball courts, a football field and a hall for various indoor sports. Unleashing the creative skills, the school has an art and music studio and other activities for developing creative skills.

Location: The Millennium School, Al Nahda, Dubai
Contact: +971 4 298 8567

Ambassador School

Having laid its roots in 2000, the Ambassador has gradually become one of the best Indian schools with its affiliation to the Indian School Certificate Examination (ICSE). Imparting education to around 2000 students every year round from KG to Grade12, the school emphasizes on the rounded up development of their students. With the dedicated and motivating spirit of the staff, the Ambassador is making its mark as a good ICSE school. Beside the education impartment, the school has a lot more to offer to inculcate challenging skills in student along with the academic proficiency.

The Ambassador School is housed with the best of the kind facilities that makes its students stand at parity in the tough competitive world. An array of activities and events are organized keeping in mind the overall development of the child. The annual days held at the school are a visual treat to the eyes with the mesmerizing performance of the students. The school has an auditorium, a fully equipped library and a friendly environment where the children can groom themselves to the fullest.

Location: Mankhool, Dubai
Contact: +971 4 3983535

Rajagiri International School

Founded in 2008, Rajagiri International Schools is an Indian school affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). With classes from KG1 to Grade 9, the school provides education to around 1300 students under its roof. The school aims at providing education to the children in a modern tech savvy environment without depriving them of the traditional chalk and duster culture. The school believes that the knowledge should not be confined to books and the classrooms making the child also learn from the in hand experiences of the outside world.

Catering to the needs of the students and changing demands of the outside world, the school has a number of facilities like swimming pools, auditorium, a football field and a rumpus for the Kindergarten students. The school also has an indoor sports arena focusing on various indoor sports and games. The school also organizes a number of competitions and contests for the overall shaping of the students’ personality like writing competitions, debates, swimming etc.

Location: Al Warqa1, Dubai
Contact: +971 4 2800691


Founded in 2012, Springdales has emerged as one of the premiere Indian educational institution in Dubai. Molding the personality of the students into compassionate humans, the school has adopted the vision of “Vasudev Kutumbukam” which means that the entire world is a family. Living in a global hub of Dubai, the kids are exposed to multiple nationalities teaching them to learn amicably with each other. The holistic approach adopted by the school focuses not only on the academics but the overall development of the child.

Spread on a huge area of 10 acre campus, the school offers multiple facilities to the students making them stand at par globally. Working on the physical development of the students, the school has world class sports facilities like an indoor Olympic sized pool, a 400 meters astro running track and a huge stadium with a seating capacity of around 1000 students. Besides the sports facilities, the school also has a well resourced library, art and music studios and several other facilities for the students.

Location: Al Quoz, Near Jumeirah University, Dubai
Contact: +971 4 338 1311

JSS International

Having adopted Indian Certificate of Secondary Curriculum (ICSE), the JSS International School aims at providing education to the students in a globalize culture. Starting from Kindergarten to Grade 12, the school aims at holistic development of the child.

For the academic and intellectual growth of the pupils, the school organizes a number of workshops and seminars for the children grooming them into confident citizens. Besides, there are a number of sports activities like squash, swimming, badminton, yoga etc. Many other facilities like an equipped library, ICT and so on make it one of the aspiring Indian schools in Dubai.

Location: 671-1431, Barsha South, Dubai
Contact: +971 4 325 6886

Sakina Habib

A creative freelance writer/editor living in Dubai, specializing in the areas of travel, food, education and lifestyle.

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