Deira International School is an International School following the National Curriculum for England for students from Foundation Stage to Year 11 and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and the IB Career-related Programme for students from Year 12 to Year 13.

The school opened its doors in 2005 and is located in Dubai Festival City. The fully inclusive, global context develops a love for learning in children. The school's experts and exceptional facilities offer excellent opportunities for a holistic approach to education.

Deira International School follows the English National curriculum that is adapted for both the local and international contexts. Senior students take IGCSE exams in year 11 of the Cambridge Board and move into the approved International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) in years 12 and 13. These highly respected and world-renowned qualifications enable students to enter university worldwide.

This school creates an excellent multi-cultural learning community that enables students to realize their potential, to be lifelong learners and to become responsible global citizens.

DIS has state-of-the-art facilities integrated with technology which reflects DIS objectives in providing students with a broad and balanced education. In 2018, a new Sixth Form Area, which features a common room, a study room, and a kitchen-dining area, was added to the Secondary school. The facilities include an indoor Discovery Centre, Play area for Primary students, Interactive whiteboards, temperature-controlled swimming pools, air-conditioned sports halls, multi-purpose hall, Netball and basketball courts, Cricket net, rugby pitches, FIFA-approved football pitches, well-equipped ICT department, Music rooms, well-resourced dedicated libraries for Primary and Secondary students, school cafeterias, Learning area for Early Years both indoor and outdoor, Science facilities, DT, and Computing facilities, Art rooms, Drama studio, auditorium, shaded recreational zones, and well-equipped playground.

All students from Year 1 to Year 9 study Arabic as an additional or first language depending on nationality and mother tongue. Key stage 1 (FS1 and FS2) follows the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS). The transition from early years to Key Stage 1 is essential and every child is provided with a supporting program in the new environment. The broad and balanced curricular provided by the DIS cultivate a love for learning by nurturing individual strengths and interests.

Key Stage 2 begins by encouraging children to be academically inquisitive and responsible. DIS offers an innovative curriculum based on cross-curricular planning. This includes all core topics that emphasize the holistic approach of developing the whole child. By the end of Year 9, students will opt for IGCSE subjects. Key Stage 4 prepares students for external IGCSE and GCSE examinations. These examinations are internationally recognized and prepare students for IB and university programs.

Extracurricular activities at Deira International School include Football, Rugby, Netball, Touch Rugby, Fitness, Rugby 7s, Rounders, Athletics, Cricket, Swimming, and Basketball.

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Grade Fees
FS1 39,938
FS2 39,938
Year1 51,950
Year2 51,950
Year3 51,950
Year4 51,950
Year5 51,950
Year6 56,446
Year7 56,446
Year8 60,956
Year9 60,956
Year10 63,962
Year11 72,957
Year12 80,465
Year13 80,465

In order to make an application to Deira International School, complete the online application and upload the required documents.

Once you have completed the online application, a member of the admissions team will get in touch with you to proceed with your child's enrolment.


Days Hours

Sunday 7:50am - 2:50pm

Monday 7:50am - 2:50pm

Tuesday 7:50am - 2:50pm

Wednesday 7:50am - 2:50pm

Thursday 7:50am - 2:50pm

Friday Closed

Saturday Closed

Extra Curricular Activities

  • Art
  • Athletics
  • Ballet
  • Basketball
  • Boys Touch Rugby
  • Cricket
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Fitness
  • Football
  • Music
  • Netball
  • Rounders
  • Rugby
  • Swimming

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