• Education

    OBG reports on the increasing emphasis placed by developing countries on education, in particular privatisation programmes and incentives for international private education investment. Details include number of schools and universities, enrolment and literacy rates, government expenditure and targets.
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To what extent is demand keeping up with the growing supply of private schools?

 

With a vibrant and growing private school system generating annual revenues of Dh6.8bn ($1.9bn) and a cosmopolitan collection of international universities, Dubai’s education sector continues to flourish and to attract investment. Its schools and universities are striving to provide their students with the skills they will need to thrive and...

 

In September 2017 two new universities opened their doors in Dubai. The UK’s University of Birmingham and Curtin University, from Perth in Western Australia, are the latest international academic institutions to operate local branches in Dubai’s International Academic City free zone. There are now more than 30 of these in Dubai’s free zones,...

 

When the new school year began in September 2017, 10 new private facilities opened their doors to pupils in Dubai, with investors and educators keen to make their mark in a competitive and potentially lucrative market. The new crop of schools offered a range of curricula, with four British, two Indian, one Canadian, one French, one US and one...

Chapter | Education from The Report: Dubai 2018

With a vibrant and growing private school system generating annual revenues of Dh6.8bn ($1.9bn) and a cosmopolitan collection of international universities, Dubai’s education sector continues to flourish and to attract investment. Its schools and universities are striving to provide their students with the skills they will need to thrive and contribute in a rapidly evolving workplace. In...

Dubai saw steady GDP growth of 3.2% in 2017 and is expected to reach 3.5% in 2018, with an increased drive towards consolidating its position as a knowledge-based economy. The emirate is among the most diversified in the region, thanks to factors such as a highly attractive business environment that has brought in large amounts of foreign investment.