The capital of the Emirate of Dubai, and currently the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Dubai was established as a small fishing village in the 18th century. In the early twenty-first century, the city grew rapidly into a cosmopolitan metropolis with a prime focus on hospitality and tourism. The further development of an already mercantile hub has been accelerated by the oil revenue. The economy of Dubai relies on revenue from aviation, trade, tourism, real estate, and financial services.
The city has an amusing collection of buildings and structures of countless architectural elements. A lot of modern interpretations of Islamic architecture can be found. Being labeled the “shopping capital of the middle east”, Dubai’s lure for tourists is also based mainly on its shopping. The city reports among one of the world’s lowest crime rates. The UAE culture primarily revolves around the traditional Arab culture, but because of the touristic approach of many Dubaites, the city’s culture has gradually evolved towards one of lavishness, opulence, luxury with very high regard for leisure-related extravagance. Arabic cuisine is very popular and much relished all over the globe.
Education in Dubai
Dubai follows the United Arab Emirate’s education/ school system. The medium of instruction primarily in public schools is Arabic with English as a second language, but a majority of private schools use English as their primary medium of instruction and communication. The KHDA (best known for its school ratings) is a very active education regulator of Dubai. Undoubtedly, the quality of schools is believed to have increased after their implementation, thereby its inspection truly matters and makes a lot of difference. A lot of schools in the city offer International education. These schools are mainly to cater to students who are not nationals of the host country, such as children of the staff of the international business, international organizations, foreign embassies, missions, etc. Many locals have been found to be interested in attending these schools to learn the language of the international school and to obtain qualifications for employment or higher education in a foreign country. International schools provide an education that helps develop the knowledge, skills, and motivation that students need to be successful at university and beyond.
About CBSE Board
There are approximately 21,270 schools in India and 220 schools in 28 foreign countries affiliated with the CBSE. All schools affiliated with CBSE follow the NCERT curriculum. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is a distinguished pedagogy preparing students from class first to class twelfth for competitive exams and thereby facilitating entry into the world’s leading universities. It enables students to focus effectively on academics and along with that pursue their interests in sports and extracurriculars.
The Indian Highschool, Dubai was established in 1961 and is a CBSE-affiliated Indian school in the United Arab Emirates. It aims in providing education to children of Indian expatriates. It is recognized as being the largest, oldest, and leading institution in the Gulf region and is rated as “very good” by United Arab Emirates KHDA. It also boasts of being the only school to have been the winner of the Sheikh Hamdan Award for distinguished school and school administration twice. The school is known to celebrate Indian Republic Day on January 26, every year, along with religious festivals like Christmas and Diwali. The school is listed among the not-for-profit schools in the Emirates. It was founded by Maghanmal Pancholia in 1961, being the first expatriate educational institution to be established in Dubai, with the main goal of providing education to the children of Indian expats.
The Indian High School Dubai fees are estimated to be between AED 5,525- 10,465.
Global Indian International School
Interdisciplinary teaching at Global Indian International School, Best School in Dubai aims to provide students with an opportunity to apply the values, knowledge, and principles to more than one academic subject simultaneously. The CBSE’s global curriculum includes the CBSE curriculum which comprises built-in exercises and activities that promote cross-curricular learning. Keeping two main aims in mind, that are- Inculcating the ability to apply knowledge effectively and efficiently in a variety of contexts and being the students should be able to engage in high-level reasoning, teachers create an enriched learning experience by helping and assisting students to connect easily with the material.
The total fees at GIIS for the same course amount to AED 18,000, with Term I fees- AED 5,400, Term II fees AED 7,200, and Term III fees- AED 5,400.