Dar Al Marefa Private School

United Arab Emirates

Location: United Arab Emirates
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 4 - 18 years

About Dar Al Marefa Private School

An inspiring educational initiative by one of the most prominent UAE families Al Ghurair, Dar Al Marefa School is a top-ranked and widely recognised bilingual International Baccalaureate® school in Dubai, with an ambitious and innovative vision – to make a significant contribution to the next generation of the UAE by partnering with parents, friends and the local community, providing an outstanding educational offer to its students. 

Our Vision - is to create a community that fosters lifelong learning, is rooted in its values and beliefs, and is open minded, tolerant and appreciates diversity. Our graduates are principled and courageous individuals, ready to contribute to a more just, equitable and peaceful world.   

Our Mission - is to build a consistent, challenging and safe learning environment that supports each child in exploring their capabilities, encourages them to respect other cultures and embrace the world with open-mindedness, understanding and confidence. 

Dar Al Marefa is an IB World School offering a bilingual education in English and Arabic. 

Our curriculum reflects our respect for local and regional cultures while preparing our students for an increasingly complex and interconnected world. Our current teaching staff hail from 17 different nationalities and provide a world-class education to our student body, themselves representing over 35 countries. 

In 2019, we moved to a new ‘state of the art’ campus, designed in partnership with Pritzker Prize Award winning Spanish architects RCR Arquitectes. Together we have envisaged and created a healthy and dynamic learning environment for students, teachers and wider community. The new campus will cater for 2000 students across the 3 programs of PYP, MYP and DP.


Address: Khawaneej 1-47th Street, PO Box 112602, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 4 288 5782