From The Report: Dubai 2019
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The education sector of Dubai is shaped by a population that was 3.2m in early 2019 and around 90% expatriate, making it multinational, multi-ethnic and multicultural. In the 2017/18 academic year, Dubai’s student body included 182 nationalities, with students from India comprising around 33.9% of the total, followed by those from the UAE (11.7%), Pakistan (8%), Egypt (5.5%) and the UK (4.7%), while the emirate’s most diverse school included 114 different ethnicities. Legislation reserves public school seats for Emiratis, meaning that this large percentage of foreign students attend private schools and colleges, which offer a variety of opportunities and incorporate 16 different national curricula.