In the United Arab Emirates, it can cost an average of US$152,865* to educate a child in a UK or US curriculum school up to university age.
The high cost often comes as a shock for expatriates, whose employment packages may not be able to cover these costs. Educating children privately is often seen as the only option for parents in Africa and the Middle East, where state schools may be either unavailable or of a low standard. Private education can be extremely costly – with school fees in the region considerably higher than in many other countries. This is clearly a talking point for you and your clients and this is where we can help.
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*Dubai School Fees 2016, 2017 by Year Group – Which School Advisor UAE, published August 7, 2016, update September 3, 2016 – http://whichschooladvisor.com/guides/dubai-school-fees-complete-table/