As befits a vibrant, highly commercial global city, Dubai’s education sector is multi-faceted, with kindergartens, schools and universities offering public and private education drawing on best practice from around the world. Dubai is a destination of choice for many international students and teachers. The quality of its educational facilities plays a significant role in attracting professional talent to a city that is a centre of excellence and innovation in a multitude of sectors, including aviation, commerce and hospitality. Research by education advisory Altamont Group suggests that Dubai’s role as an international education centre has a significant impact on its economy, with the K-12 and higher education sector together directly contributing more than $3bn a year to the economy.
This chapter contains an interview with Hussain Al Hammadi, Minister of Education.