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Education resource centre

In the United Arab Emirates, it can cost an average of US$152,036* 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.


Education infographic

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Education calculator

Use this simple tool to calculate the total amount needed to finance a child’s education and the monthly premium needed to reach this amount.

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*Dubai School Fees by Grade (2018) – Edarabia –

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