Address: Jumeriah: 28 8 B St, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Arabian Ranches: Arabian Ranches, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 4 361 9019
Gender: Co-educational
Teaching language: English
Curriculum: English National Curriculum, Cambridge IGCSE, BTEC and International Baccalaureate
Ages: 3 to 18


This excellent non-profit school has two campuses, one in Jumeirah and one in Arabian Ranches. The school has been rated 'outstanding' by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) on multiple occasions. The school also has a comprehensive staff training programme and strives for excellence in teaching.

JESS has a very good reputation among expat parents in Dubai for its bona fide open door policy and high standards. It has fantastic facilities including two temperature-controlled swimming pools, sport-specific fields and courts, as well as a well-equipped music centre with practice rooms.

There are extra-curricular clubs for all kinds of sports, such as swimming, cross-country and football, as well as numerous music and performing arts opportunities. Some clubs, such as skiing and horse riding, take place off-site.

Further reading

International Schools in Dubai gives a list of some of the emirate's best schools