Due to the high number of foreign workers in Dubai, the range of schools available is impressive and it is likely that your children will be able to follow the curriculum and school system of your home country.
The state-funded schools are not usually a good option for the children of expatriates, as they are geared towards meeting the needs of the local Arab population and all tuition takes place in Arabic. The standards of private schools are generally high and your children will have the benefit of leaving with an education and qualifications that will be recognised when you return home.
The structure of the school system varies, but for schools catering to the British, American, Indian and Pakistani communities tends to be divided into Primary education (ages 4 - 11) and Secondary education (ages 11 - 18). The school day in most establishments will be 8 a.m. to 2.30 p.m., from Saturday to Wednesday.