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Downtown Dubai
Updated: 30th April, 2022

Downtown Dubai Schools

Downtown Dubai has many schools nearby including Japanese School Dubai at 2.1 km and JSS Private School LLC at 2.4 km.
In terms of performance there are eight schools nearby that have achieved either of two highest government inspection rating of 'Very Good' or 'Outstanding' including Horizon English School Dubai which has a rating of 'Outstanding' and Jumeirah English Speaking School which also has a rating of 'Outstanding'.
In association with WhichSchoolAdvisor.com we have compiled a shortlist of the nearest schools to Downtown Dubai categorised by curriculum type, inclding average annual school fees, government ratings and parent review scores.
British Schools

There are five British curriculum schools within five kilometres of Downtown Dubai, notably Hartland International School which readers of WhichScholAdvisor.com give a score of 4.5 out of 5, and Horizon English School Dubai, which has a score of 4.3 out of 5.

Below are the five nearest British schools in order of proximity. All prices and ratings are courtesy of WhichSchoolAdvisor.com where you can find extensive reviews, full pricing details and school contact information.

Horizon English School Dubai
Location: Al Safa
Distance: 2.6 km
Annual fees: AED 52,500
Government rating: Outstanding
Parent rating: 4.3
Horizon English School Dubai is a primary school located in Al Safa. The school opened in 1989 and teaches the British curriculum. Following its 2018/19 government inspection it was given a rating of Outstanding.
Full review: WhichSchoolAdvisor.com
Hartland International School
Location: Sobha Hartland
Distance: 3.6 km
Annual fees: AED 61,500
Government rating: Very good
Parent rating: 4.5
Hartland International School is an all-through school located in Sobha Hartland. The school opened in 2015 and teaches the British curriculum. Following its 2019/20 government inspection it was given a rating of Very good.
Full review: WhichSchoolAdvisor.com
Jumeirah English Speaking School
Location: Al Safa
Distance: 3.6 km
Annual fees: AED 48,000
Government rating: Outstanding
Parent rating: 3.8
Jumeirah English Speaking School is a primary school located in Al Safa. The school opened in 1975 and teaches the British curriculum. Following its 2018/19 government inspection it was given a rating of Outstanding.
Full review: WhichSchoolAdvisor.com
Safa British School
Location: Al Safa
Distance: 3.9 km
Annual fees: AED 53,500
Government rating: Very good
Parent rating: 4.3
Safa British School is an all-through school located in Al Safa. The school opened in 2004 and teaches the British curriculum. Following its 2019/20 government inspection it was given a rating of Very good.
Full review: WhichSchoolAdvisor.com
GEMS Jumeirah Primary School
Location: Al Safa
Distance: 4.2 km
Annual fees: AED 50,000
Government rating: Outstanding
Parent rating: 3.8
GEMS Jumeirah Primary School is a primary school located in Al Safa. The school opened in 1996 and teaches the British curriculum. Following its 2019/20 government inspection it was given a rating of Outstanding.
Full review: WhichSchoolAdvisor.com
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American Schools

There are three American curriculum schools within five kilometres of Downtown Dubai, notably Clarion School which readers of WhichScholAdvisor.com give a score of 4.2 out of 5, and Collegiate International School, which has a score of 4.2 out of 5.

Below are the five nearest American schools in order of proximity. All prices and ratings are courtesy of WhichSchoolAdvisor.com where you can find extensive reviews, full pricing details and school contact information.

Dubai International School Al Quoz
Location: Al Quoz
Distance: 3.4 km
Annual fees: AED 16,500
Government rating: Acceptable
Parent rating: 2.6
Dubai International School Al Quoz is an all-through school located in Al Quoz. The school opened in 1999 and teaches the American curriculum. Following its 2019/20 government inspection it was given a rating of Acceptable.
Full review: WhichSchoolAdvisor.com
Clarion School
Location: Al Quoz
Distance: 3.6 km
Annual fees: AED 69,000
Government rating: Good
Parent rating: 4.2
Clarion School is an all-through school located in Al Quoz. The school opened in 2016 and teaches the American and IB curricula. Following its 2019/20 government inspection it was given a rating of Good.
Full review: WhichSchoolAdvisor.com
Al Ittihad Private School Jumeirah
Location: Al Safa
Distance: 3.8 km
Annual fees: AED 30,000
Government rating: Good
Parent rating: 3.8
Al Ittihad Private School Jumeirah is an all-through school located in Al Safa. The school opened in 1988 and teaches the American curriculum. Following its 2019/20 government inspection it was given a rating of Good.
Full review: WhichSchoolAdvisor.com
New Academy School
Location: Bur Dubai
Distance: 6.1 km
Annual fees: AED 17,500
Government rating: Acceptable
Parent rating: 3.6
New Academy School is an all-through school located in Bur Dubai. The school opened in 1987 and teaches the American curriculum. Following its 2019/20 government inspection it was given a rating of Acceptable.
Full review: WhichSchoolAdvisor.com
Collegiate International School
Location: Umm Suqeim 2
Distance: 8.4 km
Annual fees: AED 63,500
Government rating: Good
Parent rating: 4.2
Collegiate International School is an all-through school located in Umm Suqeim 2. The school opened in 2011 and teaches the American and IB curricula. Following its 2018/19 government inspection it was given a rating of Good.
Full review: WhichSchoolAdvisor.com
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Indian Schools

There are three Indian curriculum schools within five kilometres of Downtown Dubai, notably Global Indian International School Dubai which readers of WhichScholAdvisor.com give a score of 4.3 out of 5, and Springdales School, which has a score of 4.2 out of 5.

Below are the five nearest Indian schools in order of proximity. All prices and ratings are courtesy of WhichSchoolAdvisor.com where you can find extensive reviews, full pricing details and school contact information.

JSS Private School LLC
Location: Al Wasl
Distance: 2.4 km
Annual fees: AED 15,500
Government rating: Very good
Parent rating: 3.0
JSS Private School LLC is an all-through school located in Al Wasl. The school opened in 2011 and teaches the Indian curriculum. Following its 2019/20 government inspection it was given a rating of Very good.
Full review: WhichSchoolAdvisor.com
Global Indian International School Dubai
Location: Al Quoz
Distance: 3.0 km
Annual fees: AED 21,000
Parent rating: 4.3
Global Indian International School Dubai is an all-through school located in Al Quoz. The school opened in 2017 and teaches the Indian curriculum.
Full review: WhichSchoolAdvisor.com
GEMS Our Own Indian School
Location: Al Quoz
Distance: 3.1 km
Annual fees: AED 8,800
Government rating: Good
Parent rating: 2.7
GEMS Our Own Indian School is an all-through school located in Al Quoz. The school opened in 1991 and teaches the Indian curriculum. Following its 2019/20 government inspection it was given a rating of Good.
Full review: WhichSchoolAdvisor.com
Springdales School
Location: Al Quoz
Distance: 5.4 km
Annual fees: AED 25,500
Government rating: Good
Parent rating: 4.2
Springdales School is an all-through school located in Al Quoz. The school opened in 2013 and teaches the Indian curriculum. Following its 2019/20 government inspection it was given a rating of Good.
Full review: WhichSchoolAdvisor.com
Credence High School
Location: Al Quoz
Distance: 5.6 km
Annual fees: AED 20,500
Government rating: Good
Parent rating: 4.2
Credence High School is an all-through school located in Al Quoz. The school opened in 2014 and teaches the Indian curriculum. Following its 2019/20 government inspection it was given a rating of Good.
Full review: WhichSchoolAdvisor.com
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Downtown Dubai Schools Map

Below is a map showing the 50 nearest schools and nurseries to Downtown Dubai broken down by popular curriculum types.
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Nursery Schools

There are eight Nursery curriculum schools within five kilometres of Downtown Dubai, notably Blossom Downtown Nursery which readers of WhichScholAdvisor.com give a score of 4.3 out of 5, and Burj Daycare Nursery, which has a score of out of 5.

Below are the five nearest Nursery schools in order of proximity. All prices and ratings are courtesy of WhichSchoolAdvisor.com where you can find extensive reviews, full pricing details and school contact information.

Burj Daycare Nursery
Location: Downtown Dubai
Distance: 0.1 km
Annual fees: AED 56,000
Burj Daycare Nursery is a nursery school located in Downtown Dubai. The school teaches the EYFS curriculum.
Full review: WhichSchoolAdvisor.com
Blossom Downtown Nursery
Location: Downtown Dubai
Distance: 0.7 km
Annual fees: AED 50,000
Parent rating: 4.3
Blossom Downtown Nursery is a nursery school located in Downtown Dubai. The school teaches the EYFS curriculum.
Full review: WhichSchoolAdvisor.com
Babilou Downtown
Location: Downtown Dubai
Distance: 0.7 km
Annual fees: AED 50,000
Babilou Downtown is a nursery school located in Downtown Dubai. The school opened in 2015 and teaches the EYFS curriculum.
Full review: WhichSchoolAdvisor.com
Jumeirah International Nursery Downtown
Location: Downtown Dubai
Distance: 1.1 km
Annual fees: AED 54,000
Jumeirah International Nursery Downtown is a nursery school located in Downtown Dubai.
Full review: WhichSchoolAdvisor.com
Grassland Daycare and Nursery
Location: Dubai International Financial Centre
Distance: 1.3 km
Annual fees: AED 59,850
Grassland Daycare and Nursery is a nursery school located in Dubai International Financial Centre. The school teaches the Montessori curriculum.
Full review: WhichSchoolAdvisor.com
Maple Bear Nursery
Location: Business Bay
Distance: 1.5 km
Annual fees: AED 35,500
Maple Bear Nursery is a nursery school located in Business Bay. The school opened in 2015 and teaches the Canadian curriculum.
Full review: WhichSchoolAdvisor.com
Hummingbird Nursery, Dubai
Location: Dubai International Financial Centre
Distance: 1.8 km
Annual fees: AED 43,500
Hummingbird Nursery, Dubai is a nursery school located in Dubai International Financial Centre. The school teaches the EYFS curriculum.
Full review: WhichSchoolAdvisor.com
Tadpoles British Nursery
Location: Jumeirah
Distance: 2.0 km
Tadpoles British Nursery is a nursery school located in Jumeirah. The school opened in 2017 and teaches the EYFS curriculum.
Full review: WhichSchoolAdvisor.com
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