The rulers of Dubai are emphasizing in a great way on this particular segment as they firmly believe that there is no alternative of education for their youth and coming generation. They are keen and seriously looking to develop into a knowledge centre in the whole Middle East and particularly in the Arabian world. That is the reason that one can see a network of high class schools and universities offering quality education to both the local and foreign students. Both the government and private sector owned educational institutes are operating in Dubai and the girls and boys are equally getting benefit out of them. Education from primary till secondary is made compulsory while education in Dubai is provided free to all the citizens of the state by Dubai schools which are owned by government.
Arabic is the first language of learning in all government or public schools while English is considered as the second language. On the other hand only English is used in all the private schools for learning and other purposes.
A clear and well directed Dubai education policy is making it certain that information technology should be accessible at all levels. The policy further recommends that there should be a computer at least for every ten kindergarten students, for every five primary class students and for every secondary school student.
Studying in Dubai is worthy, reliable and creditable now as number of internationally acclaimed and accredited universities have been opened in and around Dubai. A vast and gigantic piece of land in the outskirts of Dubai has been dedicated for establishing an education city and the place has been named as Dubai Education City. All the available facilities has been provided to this area and universities and colleges such as Zayed University, American College of the Emirates, American University of the Emirates, Al Ghurair University, French Fashion University, Murdoch University, SZABIST, University of Waterloo, National Institute for Vocational Education, HCT Dubai Men’s College and Hamdan e TQM University are already operating here. Moreover according to an estimate, around 40,000 students are expected to enroll and study at 40 different institutes by the end of year 2015 at Dubai Academic City.
Apart from the normal traditional education, the state is also focusing on availability of technical education. Dubai is having colleges and universities that are offering education in areas like Islamic teachings, law, hospitality, aviation, agriculture, medical and cosmetic surgery, engineering and management sciences.
Education in Dubai is on a move. The day is not very far when we will see excellent, world class and superior educational institutes all over in Dubai just like nowadays we have witnessed marvelous hotels in Dubai every where.