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Compulsory Education Age

Primary education is compulsory for Emirati children from age 6. Some provision is made for homeschooling from grades 7–12, with Arabic curriculum provided by the government, though certain criteria apply.

Legal Status

Expatriates are able to homeschool freely, as compulsory education laws only apply to citizens of the Emirates. For parents who want to register their child back into a private school after a period of homeschooling, the MoE requires a documentation of two years of school and a letter of transfer. Experience has shown that accreditation obtained through online schools is usually accepted. You can find more information on the Department of Education and Knowledge website.

Contact Information

Dubai and Northern Emirates Homeschool Association

Website: uaehomeschool.wordpress.com
Contact: Aminah
Email: nehomeschoolassociation@gmail.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/DuneHa

ADHSA

Abu Dhabi HomeSchoolers Association

Website: www.abudhabihomeschoolers.com
Email: abudhabihomeschoolers@gmail.com  
Phone: 971503127299
Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/abudhabihomeschoolers

Home School Global UAE Facebook Group

Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/2138902609681908


Additional Resources

 Would you homeschool your kids? Here are lessons from UAE parents

Friday Magazine asks parents how homeschooling is helping develop well-rounded individuals.