Dubai International Academy, Emirates Hills, Dubai (DIA)

  • Emirates Hills, Dubai, Jumeirah, Emirate of Dubai, UAE
  • Contact Info
  • 35 reviews
  • GradesKG 1 - XII
  • CurriculumIB
  • TypePrivate School
  • Gender - BoardingCoed - Day School
Dubai International Academy, Emirates Hills
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School is upto Senior Secondary School (XI-XII) and affiliated to International Baccalaureate (IB). The School is a Coed Day School, with classes from KG 1 to XII. It is an English Medium school.

About School

Know about Dubai International Academy, Emirates Hills, Dubai: Board & Curriculum, Admission Procedure, Fees & Fee Structure, Contact Details, Facilities and Ranking, Rating and Reviews.

Dubai International Academy, Emirates Hills Dubai, is a Senior Secondary School (XI-XII), affiliated to International Baccalaureate (IB). The School is a Coed Day School, with classes from KG 1 to XII. It is an English Medium school. The school is located in Emirates Hills area of Dubai. Dubai International Academy, Emirates Hills was established in 2005. It is a Private School and is managed by Innoventures Education Group.

Basic facts about Dubai International Academy, Emirates Hills:
Year Established
2005
School Type
Private School
Management
Innoventures Education Group
Gender
Coed
Boarding
Day School
Grades
Class KG 1 - Class XII
Admission Period

Curriculum

  • International Baccalaureate (IB)

School Level

Pre Primary School (Pre School) - Senior Secondary School (XI-XII)

The motto of Dubai International Academy Emirates Hills is "Dream | Inspire | Achieve ". It is a Coed Day School, which services the educational need of over 2000 students from KG 1 through XII. The classes in Dubai International Academy for every academic year starts from April.

Dubai International Academy (DIA) is the first school in the UAE to be authorised by the Geneva-based International Baccalaureate Organisation.

The school has a student strength of over 2000 from more than 77 nationalities

School Awards and Recognitions

DIA is a regular member of the Council of International Schools (CIS), accredited by the New England Association of Schools & leges (NEASC) and holds the prestigious Green Flag status from Eco Schools UAE.

Dubai International Academy, Emirates Hills, Dubai is one of the best International Baccalaureate (IB) schools in Emirates Hills area of Dubai and ranks among the top schools in Dubai. Here, the dedicated and professional teachers ensure that the children get the maximum out of their education in this International Baccalaureate (IB) school in Dubai. The school has given exceptional results in the academic sphere and its students have excelled in extra co-curricular activities too.

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Address & Contact Information

School Address

DUBAI INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY First Al Khail Street, Emirates Hills, Dubai, U.A.E. P.O. Box: 118111

School Chairman & Principal

  • Principal: Pratibha Rao

School Contact Person

Phone Number

+971 4 3684111

Email Address

head@diadubai.com, deputyhead@diadubai.com

School Website

http://diadubai.com/

Admission Details

Academic Year

Admission Period

Admission Contact Details
Contact Person

Phone: +971 4 871-3502, +971 4 871-3503
Email: admissions@diadubai.com

The School has students enrolled from KG 1 to XII. Find below the admission schedule, procedure, Contact Details, documents required and instructions for parents for Dubai International Academy, Emirates Hills, Dubai Admission.

In this section, we will answer the common questions like What is the admission process like and what are the key dates? Is their any admission test? Will School also hold an interview or an interaction? What is the age criterion for admission to Dubai International Academy, Emirates Hills Dubai for the upcoming academic year?

  1. Application : To begin the Admissions process please complete the on-line Application Online Application
  2. The Admissions team will contact parents to arrange an assessment for your child(ren) KG 2 to Year 12. 
  3. School will evaluate the applications
  4. If a child is accepted into the school parents will receive an offer of a place from the Admissions Department.

Age Criteria for Admission

Age will be determined as on 31st December of Admission Year

Student Age DIA or 13 Year System
3 KG 1
4 KG 2
5 Year 1
6 Year 2
7 Year 3
8 Year 4
9 Year 5
10 Year 6
11 Year 7
12 Year 8
13 Year 9
14 Year 10
15 Year 11
16 Year 12 (Diploma 1)
17 Year 13 (Diploma 2)

Fees Details

Dubai International Academy, Emirates Hills Fees: Fee Structure & Details

Refer below for Dubai International Academy, Emirates Hills Dubai fee structure and current fees.

FEES Annual Fee (AED)
KG1 40,157
KG2 45,288
Year 1 45,712
Year 2 51,766
Year 3 51,766
Year 4 51,766
Year 5 51,766
Year 6 51,766
Year 7 58,231
Year 8 58,231
Year 9 58,231
Year 10 64,711
Year 11 64,711
Year 12 71,152
Year 13 71,152

Other Fees: for New Admission

Item AED  
a) Entrance Test Fee 500 One-off payment, prior to taking the test, prior to admission to DIA, adjustable against Semester 1 fees
b) Annual Enrollment fee(Advance Payment for existing Students) 10% of Annual Fees Annual payment, adjusted against Semester 1 fees
c) Annual Enrollment fee(Advance Payment for New Students joining in 2018-2019) 10,000 Annual payment, adjusted against Semester 1 fees
d) English as a Second 
Language (ESL)
4,500 Annual payment made when student starts ESL. If student requires ESL (determined by DIA teachers) then this is a condition of admission
e) Sibling discount % of annual fees 10% for fourth child; 15% for fifth and 20% for the sixth child

Infrastructure & Facilities

The Dubai International Academy, Emirates Hills campus is spread over 8.035 Acres acres of land in Emirates Hills area of Dubai, Emirate of Dubai. The School is a K-12 Day School. The School's infrastructure includes but is not limited to:

Sports Facilities(5/41)

  • Aerobics
  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Boxing
  • Covered Play Area
  • Cricket
  • Equestrian
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnasium
  • Handball
  • Hockey
  • Horse Riding
  • Indoor Stadium
  • Judo
  • Kabaddi
  • Karate
  • Kho Kho
  • Outdoor Stadium
  • Netball
  • Play Area
  • Rugby
  • Shooting
  • Skating
  • Soccer
  • Splash Pool
  • Sand Pit
  • Sailing
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Rowing
  • Table Tennis
  • Taekwando
  • Tennis
  • Throwball
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Education Facilities(1/6)

  • Library
  • Digital Library
  • Career Counseling
  • Counseling
  • Student Exchange Programs
  • Test Center

Classroom Facilities(0/3)

  • AC Classrooms
  • AV Classrooms
  • Lockers

Visual and Performing Arts Facilities(3/4)

  • Art
  • Dance
  • Dramatics
  • Music

Laboratories Facilities(3/6)

  • Laboratories
  • Language Labs
  • Maths Labs
  • Atal Tinkering Lab (ATL)
  • Computer Labs
  • Robotics Labs

Transport Facilities(1/2)

  • Transport Facility
  • AC Buses

Boarding Facilities(0/2)

  • Hostel
  • AC Hostels

Accessibility Facilities(0/4)

  • Accessible Parking
  • Ramped or Level Entrances
  • Accessible Washrooms
  • Braille and Large Print Room Numbers

Digital Facilities(0/4)

  • AV Facilities
  • Interactive Boards
  • School App
  • Wi-Fi

Food and Catering Facilities(1/3)

  • Canteen
  • Meal Served
  • Kitchen & Dining Hall

Safety and Security Facilities(0/11)

  • CCTV
  • Fire Alarm
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Security Guards
  • Boundary Wall
  • Fenced Boundary Wall
  • Speedometer In Bus
  • GPS In Bus
  • CCTV In Bus
  • Fire Extinguisher In Bus
  • School Bus Tracking App

Medical Facility Facilities(1/7)

  • Medical Facility
  • Medical Room or Clinic
  • Resident Doctor
  • Medical Staff
  • Isolation Room
  • ICU
  • Dedicated Ambulance

Other Infra Facilities(1/6)

  • Kids Play Area
  • Activity Center
  • Toy Room
  • Amphitheatre
  • Auditorium
  • Day Care
Safety & Security Measures at the School
  • A Doctor and three nurses who are experienced and CPR trained are available throughout the school day.

Extra-Curricular Activities

School Clubs and Societies

The School has organisations/Clubs/Societies that organize various activities to develop the skills and extract the best out of every child. These scholastic and co scholastic clubs are a great way to explore the interest of any student or even develop new ones. The Clubs are:

  • Model United Nations

Academic Programs

School Timings and Vacations

What are the school timings?

The school works in Shift 1 (Morning).

The School timings are:

KG1 and KG2: 7:30am to 1:30pm Year 1 to Year 6: 7:30am to 2:40pm Year 7 to Year 13: 7:40am to 3:45pm
Language of Instruction
  • English
What is the typical school vacation schedule?
The School holidays are from
Number of Students
2000
School Senior Secondary Streams
    School Level & Classes

    Which grades will you have in the new session?

    Dubai International Academy, Emirates Hills is a Pre Primary School (Pre School) to Senior Secondary School (XI-XII) for both boys and girls and has following grades/levels
    Senior Secondary School (XI-XII)
    XIXII
    Secondary School (IX-X)
    IXX
    Middle School (VI-VIII)
    VIVIIVIII
    Primary School (I-V)
    IIIIIIIVV
    Pre Primary School (Pre School)
    KG 1KG 2

    Academics Programme and Curriculum Structure

    The Academic session at Dubai International Academy, Emirates Hills starts from April. The School provides education to students from KG 1 to XII.

    Dubai International Academy, Emirates Hills is a Coed English medium Day School which offers the International curriculum IB, from KG 1 to XII.

    Affiliations

    Dubai International Academy, Emirates Hills is authorised to offer the following

    IB International Board Schools - MYP, PYP, IBDP
    International Baccalaureate (IB)

    The International Baccalaureate (IB) (International Baccalaureate Organisation, Geneva, Switzerland) offers 4 programs for students randing from age 3 to 19. The Primary Years Programme (PYP) is for students of age 3 to 12 students. Middle Years Programme is for students aged 11 to 16 and Diploma Programme (DP) for students ages 16 to 19. Dubai International Academy, Emirates Hills, Dubai is affiliated to International Baccalaureate (IB). Every School authorized to offer the IB programmes is known as an IB World School.

    The school is affiliated to IB since 05/04/2007 with IB affiliation number 002730.

    The Schools offers following IB programs

    • PYP
    • MYP
    • DP
    • CP

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    Curriculum offered in Dubai International Academy, Emirates Hills by Class

    In this section, we will answer What board of education does Dubai International Academy, Emirates Hills intend to follow over the years?

    Level - Class/Grade
    Curriculum
    Senior Secondary School (XI-XII)
    • School follows IB DP Curriculum in Senior Secondary level classes, IB Diploma Programme (DP) caters to students from Class /Grade XI & XII. Know more about IB DP.
    Secondary School (IX-X)
    • School follows IB MYP Curriculum in Secondary level classes, IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) also caters to students of Class /Grade 9th & 10th. As per the Agreement signed between International Baccalaureate (IB) and the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) in January 2013, compeletion of IB MYP program will be consdidered equivalent to any other Class 10th board examination in India. Students can get continue their education with any school or board after compelting the IB MYP. Know more about MYP.
    Middle School (VI-VIII)
    • School follows IB MYP Curriculum in Middle level classes, IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) caters to students from Class /Grade 6 to 8. Know more about MYP.
    Primary School (I-V)
    • Upto Class V, School follows IB PYP Curriculum. IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) caters to students from Class /Grade 1 to 5. Know More about IB PYP
    Pre Primary School (Pre School)
    • School follows IB PYP Curriculum in Pre Primary level classes. IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) is designed to cater to students till Grade/Class 5. Know more about PYP.

    English language support is provided in to KG 1 and KG 2 children coming from non-English speaking backgrounds under the direction of the Learning Support Department.

    Arabic is compulsory for all students in KG1 to Year 9 inclusive in accordance with KHDA (Dubai's governing education authority) requirements. All students from Year 3 onwards have the of French or Spanish language lessons as part of our Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) programme. Dutch / German / Swedish / Finnish / Danish / French / Mandarin / Italian / Hindi are offered to native speaking students only. 

    School Rating & Reviews

    3.9out of 5

    based on 35 ratings

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    Sarah BarhoumCurrent student of the schoolwrote a review on April 25, 2019 3:38 AM
    it is the best school ever. i never EVER want to leave!
    GH
    Gaming Hd:Current student of the schoolwrote a review on February 9, 2019 2:32 PM
    How did they cheat exactly? I'm a student in RIS
    CF
    Carl FrederikCurrent student of the schoolwrote a review on January 9, 2019 7:55 AM
    awesome school but big wating list and hot watter in fountains
    DT
    David TaylorCurrent student of the schoolwrote a review on November 2, 2018 8:22 PM
    Its alright, there are better schools like DESC, JESS ETC. If you want to torture your child then this would be the perfect opportunity. Great pictures and reviews but we found rats and cockroaches in the school so as you would be able to tell, the hygiene is perfect. Email me for any more information. The school smells so horrible and the teachers are extremely rude, i once had to get into my car and lock myself due to a teacher trying to physically hurt me
    LL
    Logic22x Logic22xCurrent student of the schoolwrote a review on October 3, 2018 3:51 PM
    An international private school in Emirates Hills area. Nice building and professional faculty.

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Dubai International Academy, Emirates Hills is affiliated to which board?

    Dubai International Academy, Emirates Hills, Dubai is affiliated to the International Baccalaureate (IB).

    What is the process of getting admission into Dubai International Academy, Emirates Hills, Dubai?

    The Dubai International Academy, Emirates Hills has students enrolled from KG 1 to XII. Refer to Admission Section for information on admission process, schedule and key dates.

    What are the school timings?

    The Dubai International Academy, Emirates Hills works in Shift 1 (Morning). The School timings are:KG1 and KG2: 7:30am to 1:30pm Year 1 to Year 6: 7:30am to 2:40pm Year 7 to Year 13: 7:40am to 3:45pm

    Is this school a co-educational school?

    Yes The Dubai International Academy, Emirates Hills is Coed school.

    What is the curriculum offered at Dubai International Academy, Emirates Hills, Dubai?

    Dubai International Academy, Emirates Hills, Dubai offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) at various levels of education.

    Is this school good? What is the rating of this school?

    The Dubai International Academy, Emirates Hills is rated 3.9 out of 5 based on 35 reviews on SchoolMyKids.com, largest school reviews and rating platform.

    Does Dubai International Academy, Emirates Hills offer Hostel facility to students?

    No, The schools does not have any boarding/hostel facilities to students. The School is Day School .