Many expats have a “fish out of the water” experience when they move to a new place. And this is what happens expats in UAE start school hunting for their children.
Pakistanis make up one of the largest communities in UAE and with over 1.6 Million Pakistani nationals in UAE, they are the second-largest expat community. Dubai has 194 private schools following 16 curriculums and Abu Dhabi has 185, but what is the best fit your child is the main area of concern.
Clive Pierrepont, director of communications at education provider Taaleem, says research on schools is crucial. He encourages parents to consult school inspection reports from the Knowledge and Human Development Authority in Dubai and in Abu Dhabi, the Department of Education and Knowledge.
Parents also have to keep in mind their budget and find the best fit. Though the private schools are pricier, the fee overall has dropped in 2018. Twenty-two schools froze their fees in 2018 and they will remain frozen for the coming academic year.
So here is a list of schools for Pakistani Parents who are looking to educate their child under the Pakistani National Curriculum:
1- Omar ibn al Khattab Pakistan School
OBK School is a not-for-profit organization that relies on the charitable contributions of friends of the school and the government of the UAE in order to continue providing the underserved children of the community with quality education.
- A donation of 4250 AED (USD 1150) will pay for a full year of tuition for one child.
- A donation of 600 AED (USD 165) will cover books and supplies for one student for a full year.
- A donation of 100 AED (USD 30) will cover one child’s uniform for the year.
Address: Sheikh Jaber Al Sabah Street (Kuwait Street) Nuaimia, (Opposite Nuaimia Towers, behind GMC Hospital), P.O. Box 1436, Ajman – United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 6 7467634
Fax: +971 6 7461727
2- Pakistan Educational Academy
Address: Oud Metha Road, Oud Metha, P.O. Box 621, Dubai, UAE
Telephone: +971 4 3370126
Fax: +971 4 3347112
Fee Range: AED 5,985-8,210
3- Pakistan Higher Secondary School, Ras Al Khaimah
Address: Al Mamourah, Ras al Khaimah, P.O.Box: 5623 – United Arab Emirates
Phone: +971 7 228 1146
4- Pakistan Community Welfare School
Address: 10808 Musaffah, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Fee Range: AED 2,700 (all grades)
5- H.H.Shaikh Rashid Al-Maktoum Pakistan School Dubai
Address: H.H Shaikh Rashid Al Maktoum Pakistani School. Baghdad Street, Al-Qusais 1, P.O.Box: 26371, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 (4) 298-8303, +971 (4) 298-8343
Fee Range: AED 3,260- 6,518
6- Al Amaal English High School
Address: Bu Tina, Behind Old Muroor, P.O. Box: 4462 – Sharjah
7- Al Ittihad Private Schools
Address: Falaj, P.O. Box 82469 Al Ain
Telephone: 03 7811164
Fax: 03 7829962
8- Pakistan Islamia Higher Secondary School, Sharjah
Address: Near Thousand Villas, Sheikh Rashid Bin Saqr Al Qasimi St، Al Ghubaiba – Sharjah
Telephone: 06-5670700 / 06-5670464
Fee Range: AED 4,050-7,450
9- Pakistani Schools, Ajman
Address: P.O.Box 1145, Near Ajman City Center. UAE
Fee Range: AED 2,900-5,500
10- Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Arab Pakistan School
Address: Dihan Street (old 21st Street), Opposite to Mashreq Bank & Pizza Hut, Sultan Bin Zayed the First (Muroor Rd), P.O. Box 46255, Abu Dhabi
Telephone: +971 02 448 7158
Fee Range: AED 3,600-6,240