Perspectives

Education in the UAE: Opportunities for investors and operators

Establishing a “competitive knowledge economy” is one of many national priorities of the UAE (United Arab Emirates) government, and in fiscal year 2019, the UAE government allocated approximately 17% of the total budget towards education, in line with realizing this priority.

Our report summarizes trends contributing to growth in the education sector across K-12 and higher education through analysis of data within student enrollment, demographics, tuition structure, curriculum and ratings of institutions. We focus on the UAE’s largest markets, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, with their sizable populations and approximately 90% contribution to the UAE’s economic activity.

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