Admission of expatriates in government schools
Since 2001, expat students have been permitted to attend public schools against certain fees and approval, based on merit.
However, expatriates have to consider many factors before deciding to register their children in public schools. Foreigners, especially non-Arabic speakers should know that the language of instruction in the UAE's public schools is Arabic for all subjects. They also follow the Emirati national curriculum approved and supervised completely by MoE. English is taught as a second language for basic grammar and comprehension.
Expatriate students are charged tuition fees as per the applied regulations.