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United Arab Emirates (UAE)
United Arab Emirates (UAE)

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Child Rights law passed after three-day debate
January 22, 2014: The Federal National Council has passed the country’s first Child Rights law.

A Parent’s Guide to Homeschooling
August 7, 2012: The National reports from the United Arab Emirates on homeschooling and its advantages and disadvantages.

Home schooling puts children in a class of their own
March 10, 2012: A growing group of Asians in the UAE are opting to teach their children at home.

Home-schooling in the UAE: Parents teach to give their kids an edge
March 29, 2011: The National, an English language newspaper in the UAE, covers the growth of homeschooling.

Home schooling gaining popularity in Abu Dhabi
November 12, 2008: Home schooling has increased in popularity and admissions in the capital over the last few years.


 Country Information

Compulsory attendance:
Primary education is compulsory.

Legal status of home schooling:

Expatriates are able to homeschool freely, as education laws only apply to citizens of the Emirates. Please contact the groups below for additional information if you are a national.

 Contact Information

Dubai and Northern Emirates Homeschool Association
Contact via email

Abu Dhabi HomeSchoolers Association (ADHSA)
Contact via email

Homeschooling in Al Ain (Join for access)

UAE Muslim Homeschoolers

Last Updated: July 10, 2012