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Dubai school fees reach more than $16,334 per year

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New research shows tuition can range between $3,266 and $17,423

Sending a child to school in Dubai will continue to be a strain on household budgets. School fees will cost some parents more than $17,423 per year, according to data.

Edarabia, which regularly monitors education costs, said consumers shell out between $3,266 and $17,423 on tuition fees alone. The amount does not include other expenses, such as admission charges, transportation, school uniforms and books.

However, the majority of the students, approximately 57.5% spent less than $5,444 a year on tuition, and if they do a bit of research, they will find cheaper options in certain locations.

According to the study, Deira is the cheapest place for students, with school fees averaging nearly $3,539. Muhaisnah or Al Qusais is second on the list for the budget-conscious, followed by Al Karama, with rates in both locations averaging nearly $4,355. In Mirdif or Al Rashidiya, the rates can go up to $8,366.

Fees gets costlier for rest of Dubai. It hits more than $8,439 to $17,423 a year, with the costliest schools located in Nad Al Sheba and Springs/Meadows/Greens.

Dubai is home to at least 185 private schools with more than 273,000 students.

According to an earlier study by HSBC, parents in the country fork out an average of $99,378 to cover the cost of a child’s education in the UAE, from primary to university.

The aggregate cost, which covers tuition, educational books, transport and accommodation, is the second highest in the world.

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