Dubai English Speaking School (DESS)
United Arab Emirates
About Dubai English Speaking School (DESS)
About Dubai English Speaking School
Dubai English Speaking School (DESS) is very proud to be the oldest British school in The United Arab Emirates, established in 1963 by Sheikh Rashid, former Ruler of Dubai. The school is a not-for profit establishment administered by a Board of Governors and as such there is generous reinvestment in the school on both a long term and short-term basis. This has ensured that the facilities in the school are excellent and we continue to make improvements. We enjoy an excellent reputation, which we continually strive to ensure that we deserve. Academic success is important but we believe in the development of creative thinkers, problem solvers and children who know how to learn in an environment of mutual respect, enthusiasm and commitment. The children are given a wide range of opportunities to have as many irresistible learning experiences as possible in order that the whole child is developed.
We believe in success for all not just academically but in the many other areas of a child’s development. We provide a wide range of extra-curricular provision, which includes a variety of cross-curricular opportunities, sports and performing arts. Our excellent standards in teaching and learning are evidence of the commitment of all our highly dedicated staff to achieving the best standards in all areas of school life for all our children.
Life in Dubai
Dubai is one of seven Emirates which make up the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It is a tolerant and safe yet cosmopolitan and vibrant place to live, with an incredible amount of things to do and see.
Over 90% of the population are expatriates meaning it has a huge international community. Dubai is the gateway to Asia and the Middle East offering year round sunshine, beautiful beaches, theme parks, luxurious hotels and shopping malls and events throughout the year.
English is widely spoken and you will see many familiar shops, restaurants and products from home. Islam is a way of life in the city although due to the multicultural nature of city, religious festivals of all denominations are celebrated.