DBS in the News

About Taaleem


taaleem-imageTaaleem was formed in 2004 to address the growing demand for quality education in the United Arab Emirates and wider GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council).

Our Vision is to be the most respected provider of early childhood, primary and secondary education in the Gulf.

Our Mission is to inspire our students and staff to explore, identify and develop their passions and talents.

Our Objectives are to be a caring organisation that communicates effectively and delivers excellent service to enable our students and staff to compete on the global stage.

At Taaleem, inspiration is what drives successful learning. Everybody remembers an inspiring teacher because of the material difference he or she made to us as individuals, stretching our potential and encouraging us to make the most of our talents and strengths. Empowerment is the upshot of inspirational teaching and it sees students increasingly aiming higher and achieving more. Together, inspiration and empowerment are the architects of our future successes. Having charted the link between inspiration, empowerment and success, creating a learning environment that inspires children is the driving force behind Taaleem.

Taaleem students have been accepted into some of the world’s most prestigious colleges and universities including: University of Cambridge, Johns Hopkins University, University of Washington, Santa Monica College, University of San Francisco, George Washington University, University of Berkeley in California, The University of Texas at Austin, Drexel University, University of Liverpool, University of Sussex and Queen’s University, Belfast.

Our portfolio presently encompasses: Al-Mizhar American Academy, Dubai British School, Greenfield Community School, Jumeira Baccalaureate School, Uptown School, The Children’s Garden (Green Community, Al Barsha and Jumeira) and Raha International School in Abu Dhabi. In September 2014, we will open Dubai British Foundation in Jumeira Islands, Dubai. This brand new co-educational facility for three to five year olds will offer an enriched Early Years Foundation Stage Programme (EYFS). In September 2015, a new British school for Year 1 to Year 13 will open in Jumeirah Park, just a few minutes away from Dubai British Foundation.


Media Coverage



Are UAE Universities underperforming? - Head of careers Mr Drennan and students on the Drive Live Show

Are UAE Universities underperforming?- continued...

CEO Philip Morris of Freedom Matters talks about the International Premier of Circus Kathmandu at DBS

 Head of Careers; Michael Drennan and student Amba Tadaa - Gap Years!

 Principle of DBS Mark Ford and student Medis Moradi - Education Matters.



7Days: Former human trafficking victims perform circus tricks for Dubai students

January 30th 2014: Students at DBS were entertained 


Emirates 24/7: Dare-devil stunts in Dubai by rescued kids

January 26th 2014: Circus Kathmandu allows children rescued


Xpress and Gulf News: Waugh wows school kids

January 16th 2014: Steve Waugh without doubt one of the greatest cricketers


Emirates 24/7: Cricket legend Steve Waugh visits Dubai school

January 16th 2014: Dubai British School was buzzing with excitement


7Days: Cricket legend Steve Waugh trains kids at a Dubai school

January 15th 2014: Kids at Dubai British School


Khaleej Times: A gee-whiz talent at 9

December 4th 2013: Author, environmentalist and science


Time out Nov-S Jodrell copy small   Time Out Kids: Hotseat Mr Jodrell (Head of Primary school) November 1st 2013


The National: Medication for attention deficit disorder leads to top marks for Dubai boy

November 30th 2013: He has just aced several exams a year early


Khaleej Times: Students Raise funds for typhoon victims

November 19th 2013: Students at DBS raised


Emirates 24/7: Typhoon Haiyan

November 17th 2013: Dubai community schools join aid releif for Philippine victims


XPRESS: How a Dubai school spots and tames young bullies

November 13th 2013: DBS prefects trained to identify and counsel potential trouble - makers  


Gulf News: Tablets in UAE schools: A bitter pill

November: 13th 2013: Parents feel financial pinch


The National: 1,000 students gear up for Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

October 24th 2013: DBS hosts information session


The National: Calls for psychology in UAE schools to improve pupil behaviour

October 20th 2013: When people feel they belong they will be much more positive


Gulf News: Teachers Day!

October 4th 2013: DBS English Teacher


Emirates 24/7: What made this cute school boy shave his head?

19th September 2013: Jeans for Genes Day


The National: Stability, quality of teachers and facilities are key challenges this UAE term

9th September 2013: 'More schools are opening in the Middle East....'


The National: Abu Dhabi Housing Decree: Authorities

30th August 2013: 'Willing to Consider Hardship Cases'


Emirates 24/7: GCSE Results Out

25th August 2013: UAE students outshine UK counterparts again


Gulf News: Dubai GCSE Results

22nd August 2013: Dubai GCSE students perform well, results show


The National: GCSE Results

23rd August 2013: UAE Students Outperform UK Peers in GCSE Exams


Gulf News: A level results show continued growth in passing rate

15th August 2013: Hard work has paid off for students


Emirates 24/7: A Level Exam Results: Some UAE schools surpass UK average

18th August 2013: Next stop for proud and happpy UAE students may be Cambridge and Oxford


The National: A Level Results

15th August 2013: Upward Trend in A level Results of UAE Students


Khaleej Times: Best Ever A level Results

17th August 2013 : UAE Students are Celebrating Top Grades



New School

Dubai British Foundation

Taaleem is delighted to announce the opening of a new British foundation school.

Opening in September 2014*, located in Jumeirah Islands, (opposite The Springs Town Centre), Dubai.


Upcoming Events

Sat Apr 19, 2014 @08:00 - 05:00PM
Spring Break
Sat Apr 19, 2014 @08:00 - 05:00PM
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Sun Apr 20, 2014 @08:00 - 05:00PM
Spring Break
Mon Apr 21, 2014 @08:00 - 05:00PM
Spring Break
Tue Apr 22, 2014 @08:00 - 05:00PM
Spring Break