Eight new schools are set to open in Dubai by September 2020, the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) has revealed.
The schools will make over 13,000 new seats available to students, official news agency quoted the KHDA as saying.
The schools opening this year are located in Al Twar 2, Al Qusais, Jumeirah Village Triangle, Al Quoz, and Jebel Ali, among other areas.
The new educational institutions will provide parents with more options for their children.
Mohammed Darwish, CEO of Permits and Compliance sector at KHDA, said: “The opening of eight new schools by 2020 will further strengthen Dubai’s private education sector and add to the wide variety of educational offerings available to parents.
“A total of five schools will welcome students from the new academic year this year and an additional three are expected to open next year.”
Dubai has seen an increase in schools in a bid to meet growing demand.
A total of 41 new schools opened in the emirate in the last three years.
Looking at the last seven years, 76 new schools have opened in Dubai and more than 80,000 new students have enrolled, marking a 40 per cent increase in the number of students attending private schools.
“Dubai has seen a steady increase in the number of schools offering good or better quality education, with an increase from 38 in schools in 2008 to 119 this year,” said Darwish.
“Every new school adds to the variety on offer in Dubai and it empowers parents with choice,” he added.
In a report last year, property consultancy Knight Frank said the quality of education in Dubai had significantly improved and the city was now home to many international operators, with 16 different curricula offerings available.
“With this drastic increase in choice, the market is now tipped in favour of consumers who are demanding quality education at lower price points,” it said.