New School in Dubai's Mira Community Opening Pushed to 2025
Dubai British School (DBS) Mira, located in one of Dubai's popular gated communities on Al Qudra Road, has provided updated details regarding its opening. Originally slated to open next year, DBS Mira has now revised its opening date to August 2025.
Dubai British School Mira Announces Revised Opening Date in 2025
The decision to adjust the timeline was made to ensure that the school is delivered to the highest quality standards, considering the date of the Mira lease agreement. Sam Truman, the chief operating officer, expressed confidence that the additional time will enable DBS Mira to become a truly world-class facility. In the meantime, the plan for DBS Jumeirah to open in 2024 remains on track.
Enrollment Begins for Dubai British School Mira Amidst Revised Opening Date
Despite the revised opening date, DBS Mira has already commenced enrollment for the British curriculum school. The school is anticipated to accommodate over 1,600 students aged three to 11, covering Early Years Foundation Stage 1 to Year 7. Alan Williamson, the chief executive of school operator Taaleem, highlighted that the introduction of DBS Mira expands their premium schools' portfolio in the UAE, providing new communities with affordable access to values-based, world-class education. The enrollment process reflects Taaleem's commitment to its growth strategy, including the completion of two additional greenfield projects.
Dubai Witnesses Growing Demand for New Schools in Suburbs
Parents in Dubai will welcome the news of the upcoming school project in the city's suburbs. With many schools reporting lengthy waiting lists for enrollment, the surge in pupil numbers resulting from fewer families leaving the emirate has necessitated the construction of new schools. Approximately five years ago, the emirate experienced a 10% student attrition rate, but that figure has now reduced to around 1.5%. Taaleem, the school operator, is set to open DBS Jumeira in Al Wasl in September 2024, offering space for more than 1,600 students. The overwhelming demand for enrollment in the premium schools' network reflects the appeal of the Dubai British School campuses in Emirates Hills and Jumeirah Park.
Dubai Private Schools Permitted to Adjust Fees as Economic Situation Evolves
Earlier this year, it was announced that select private schools in Dubai would be allowed to increase their annual fees for the upcoming school year. The decision was based on factors such as running costs and the economic situation in the emirate. The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) sanctioned fee increases of up to 6% for private schools that met specific criteria in their inspection ratings. Taaleem, among other school operators, confirmed an average fee increase of 2.8% across its premium schools portfolio for the 2023/24 academic year. Prior to this adjustment, private school tuition fees had been frozen for three years.