Top Schools in UAE and the Nearest Communities to Rent
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Posted by admin blog on January 18, 2021
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Ann Susan Paul | 18 January 2021

Moving to a new city is not as easy as it sounds, especially for families with young children. One of the many questions you will be faced with would be about the education of your child. Finding a community to rent that is affordable and family-friendly is not enough. It is important to ensure that there are high-performing schools and institutions near your home for the safety and convenience of your children.

In this article, we look at some of the top schools in UAE and popular communities to rent near those schools.

Top Schools in Dubai and Nearby Communities to Rent

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Kings’ School Near Dubai Hills Estate

A British school for primary and secondary students, Kings’ School Al Barsha opened to families in September 2014. The school follows the National Curriculum for England and offers GCSE and A-Level qualifications.

The school is located in Al Barsha, with proximity to the Maple townhouses of Dubai Hills Estate. The master community by Emaar offers a collection of luxury villas, townhouses, and apartments to rent.

Meanwhile, check out some of the best properties available to rent in Dubai Hills Estate here. This one-bedroom chiller-free apartment, for instance, is available for AED40,000 per year.

Jebel Ali School Near DAMAC Hills

Opened in 1977 originally for offering education to the children of port employees, Jebel Ali School is an independent and non-profit school. The school offers the British Curriculum and provides education from Foundation State through to Sixth Form.

Jebel Ali School is located in DAMAC Hills community next to Mudon. The community is known for being one of the most affordable family-friendly communities to rent in Dubai.

Meanwhile, check out some of the best properties available to rent in DAMAC Hills here. A ready-to-move-in one-bedroom apartment with balcony, for instance, can cost approximately AED45,000 per year.

GEMS Modern Academy in Nad Al Sheba 3

One of the most popular among the top schools in Dubai, GEMS Modern Academy was founded in 1986. It is affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations and offers education from the Kindergarten level.

GEMS Modern Academy is located in Nad Al Sheba 3, next to the Nad Al Sheba Villas project by Nakheel Properties. The ready-to-move-in villas come with 4 and 5 bedrooms.

Meanwhile, check out some of the best properties available to rent in Nad Al Sheba 3 here. You can rent a four-bedroom villa here, for instance, for about AED120,000.

Dubai British School Near Emirates Living

Dubai British School Emirates Hills offers the British Curriculum and provides education from Foundation Stage through to Sixth Form. Above all, DBS is part of Taaleem, the second-largest school providers in the UAE.

The location of the school in Emirates Living is one of the most attractive features for families looking for world-class communities to rent in Dubai. It is a gated community composed of Emirates Hills, The Springs, The Meadows, The Lakes, The Greens, and The Views.

Meanwhile, check out some of the best properties available to rent in Emirates Living communities here. This chiller-free studio, for instance, is available for AED40,000 per year.

Nord Anglia International School Near Jumeirah Village Circle

Nord Anglia International School in Al Barsha South is one of the 61 premium international schools under Nord Anglia Education. The school offers the English National Curriculum and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.

The school sits right next to Jumeirah Village Circle, one of the most affordable communities in Dubai with easy access to the main locations in the city.

Meanwhile, check out some of the best properties available to rent in Jumeirah Village Circle here. This classy and luxurious one-bedroom apartment, for instance, is available for AED43,000 per year.

Top Schools in Abu Dhabi and Nearby Communities to Rent

Raha International School in Al Raha Gardens

A member of the Taaleem family of schools, Raha International School in Abu Dhabi is an International Baccalaureate World School offering Early Years 1 to Grade 12.

The school is located in Al Raha Gardens, part of the Al Raha Beach Development by Aldar Properties. A tranquil family-friendly setting, the neighbourhood stretches along the E10 road.

Repton Abu Dhabi in Al Reem Island

Opened in 2013, Repton Abu Dhabi is part of the Repton Family of Schools, with more than 450 years of education heritage. Sir John Port in Repton, UK, founded the school.

The school is situated in the Shams Abu Dhabi region of Al Reem Island. The natural island is one of the fastest-developing neighbourhoods in the region.

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SABIS® International School in Al Yas Island

SABIS® International School opened in 2015 in Al Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, offering Kindergarten to Grade 10 classes. The group’s SABIS® Educational System™ is well-known in the industry.

The school is located in Yas East in Al Yas Island. The island is home to the famous Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Moreover, it is one of the most sought-after tourist destinations in UAE.

Cranleigh Abu Dhabi in Saadiyat Island

A British International Co-Ed School with the British curriculum, Cranleigh Abu Dhabi offers Pre-Prep, Prep, and Senior School. The school group boasts of over 150 years of teaching experience.

A tourism-cultural project by Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island is one of the most popular domestic as well as international destinations in UAE. It houses some of the best museums and hotels in the country.

The British School in Al Mushrif

The British School Al Khubairat was founded in 1968 and offers the British curriculum. His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of UAE, sponsors the school.

Home to Al Mushrif Palace and Umm Al Emarat Park, the neighbourhood is centrally located. Above all, it offers a wide range of affordable options for rent – apartments and villas.


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