Following the release of the newest Education Cost Index, private schools in Dubai will not be eligible for any fee increases for the 2022-23 academic year (ECI).
This year’s ECI, which assesses annual fluctuations in school operating expenditures such as salaries, rent, and utilities, was set at -1.01%. Dubai Statistics Centre calculates the Index.
Mohammed Darwish, CEO of the Regulations and Permits Commission at Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KDHA), said: “Dubai’s private schools continue to demonstrate strong growth and resilience, driven by the trust and confidence of families. Our robust fee framework ensures complete transparency and balances the expectations of families and schools.”
“Dubai’s private schools continue to demonstrate strong growth and resilience, driven by the trust and confidence of families”
The Education Cost Index and Fee Framework were created in partnership with Dubai government agencies such as the Dubai Statistics Centre, the Department of Economic Development, and the Dubai Chamber of Commerce.
Since February 2021, enrolment in Dubai’s private schools has climbed by 5.8%. Over the last three years, around 21 new schools have opened in Dubai, bringing the overall number of private schools to 215.