Best Schools Near Emirates Hills

Written by Mustafa Khan

Emirates Hills is widely considered to be one of the most exclusive residential communities in Dubai. It is surrounded by two magnificent championship golf courses and is composed of a fine selection of beautiful family villas. As an ideal place to raise your children in Dubai, it is also in close proximity to some of the city’s best international schools. takes a look at some of the top schools located near Emirates Hills that offer world-class education from primary to high school levels.

Top 4 Schools Near Emirates Hills

1. Dubai British School 2. Dubai International Academy 3. Emirates International School Meadows
4. Emirates Hill Nursery Raffles Nursery


Dubai British School

 Dubai British School
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Dubai British School offers a classic high-quality English curriculum to over a thousand students from FS1 to Year 13. Rated ‘Very Good’ by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), the school also has an extensive extracurricular activities program as they strongly encourage student participation in various sports, community services, and cultural activities. With a good mix of academics and activities beyond the classroom, their students achieve high grades and go on to be enrolled in top universities worldwide, including institutions such as the University of Edinburgh and John Hopkins University in the US. Some of the school’s terrific facilities include, but are not limited to, a multi-purpose sports hall, two libraries, design workshops, and six science labs.

Annual fees vary from AED 48,000 to AED 72,000 (relative to each year level)

Dubai International Academy

 Dubai International Academy
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Having achieved the prestigious and much-desired ‘Outstanding’ rating from the KHDA, Dubai International Academy is one of the most sought-after schools in Dubai. Teaching a well-rounded IB (International Baccalaureate) curriculum, DIA aims to prepare their students for ‘leadership roles in a world where change is the only constant’. The school takes pride in its diverse environment as it boasts a student body comprising over 70 nationalities. From climate controlled multi-purpose sports halls to specially equipped music, arts, and dance rooms, DIA has a wide range of excellent facilities on its large 350,000 square foot campus that aid in developing both body and mind for academic excellence.

Annual fees vary from AED 40,000 to AED 72,000 (relative to each year level)

Emirates International School - Meadows

 Emirates International School
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Located in the Meadows community, which is only a short drive from Emirates Hills, Emirates International School is one of the best IB (International Baccalaureate) curriculum schools in Dubai. EIS provides an excellent educational experience for students from ages three to eighteen, with a highly qualified teaching staff who deliver education of the very highest standards as well. The school’s many first-rate amenities include IT suites, libraries, and well-equipped classrooms. For the more athletically inclined students, EIS has a state of the art gymnasium and an artificial turf football pitch. The school also offers students above the age of fourteen an opportunity to participate in programs to receive the illustrious Duke of Edinburgh International Award, which inspires the younger generations to better their communities.

Annual fees vary from AED 27,000 to AED 80,000 (relative to each year level)

Emirates Hill Nursery- Raffles Nursery

 Emirates Hill Nursery- Raffles Nursery
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Part of the popular Raffles Nurseries chain, this community nursery sets high standards when it comes to Montessori education, which is based on hands-on learning and allows children the opportunity to develop their creative thinking skills. The nursery has a diverse and highly trained group of staff members and ideal child-sized equipment to ensure the students receive the best care and education. At Emirates Hill Nursery, students can garner knowledge and develop skills in a safe and supportive environment. Students also have the chance to express themselves through sports, music, dance, arts and craft, and role-play activities. Parents can choose to enroll their kids with attendance flexible plans ranging from two to five days a week.

Annual fees vary from AED 15,000 to AED 50,000 (relative to days per week)