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Part of the renowned Al Futtaim Education Foundation family of schools, Deira International School is operated as a not-for-profit co-educational school for students aged from 3 to 18 years, set on a 175,000 sq metre state-of-the-art campus in the heart of Al Badia, Dubai Festival City. An initiative of the Al Futtaim family, the Al Futtaim Education Foundation (AFEF) was created to support the vision of the Government of Dubai and the KHDA. DIS is known for a record of exceptional IB and IGCSE academic results, which are achieved through offering the highest quality innovative teaching focusing on developing learner attributes to equip students for the future.

In 2021, Deira International School was recognized as providing an Outstanding education in its British Schools Overseas Inspection. The team recognized both the ambitions of the school for all students to become ‘confident, knowledgeable and intellectually open-minded global citizens’ and the way in which this achieved. They praised both the complex curriculum offering and the consistently outstanding standards of teaching across the school. Beyond this, the team commended the school for its inclusive approach and the comprehensive opportunities which the school offers for all. As a result, students are ‘sensible, responsible citizens, who value their learning, friendships and relationships with staff’.

Deira International School is an established school and is owned and managed by the Al Futtaim Education Foundation. As a result of this the school enjoys exceptional, and rare, facilities across all age groups. However, the school continues to invest in the experience for students – most recently with the development of an IB Hub for our most senior students as well as the redesign of much of the spaces in the primary school. The school is committed to providing the very highest standards of education which are accessible to all. Within the context the school places great emphasis on ensuring students are future ready and able to thrive in whatever their future contexts and, as a result, places particular emphasis on digital technology. We were delighted that this was recognized in the award of an International School Award in 2021. This ambition, alongside our vision and determination to provide the very best experience for our students makes Deira International School a unique opportunity.

Simon OConnor

Simon OConnor

I am enormously proud of all Deira International School achieves every day. The school is lucky to enjoy the exceptional facilities which are unrivalled in Dubai. When combined with an exceptional and committed staff, our students thrive in an atmosphere of both challenge and support. It is this which enables them to achieve outstanding outcomes and to progress to the elite universities around the world.

Deira International School is a community school which values not only individual students but also the support of our parents who we see as integral to students’ success. I would be delighted to welcome you to the school and to enable you to see what we do.

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Established 2005
AED 40-50k
FS1 – Year 13
Al Badia, Dubai Festival City
971 4 232 5552

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