The Best Indian International Primary and High Schools in Abu Dhabi

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Abu Dhabi is renowned around the world for its immense wealth, glitzy lifestyle and tremendous economic opportunities that drive people from around the world to work and live there. This has led to expats from every corner of the world to work and live there often with their families including children. 

It helps that the Abu Dhabi primary schools and high schools are some of the best anywhere and are able to adequately meet the educational requirements of the children of the expats living there.

In this article, we shall look at the best Indian international schools and primary and high schools in Abu Dhabi.

Best Indian International Primary and High Schools

1. Global Indian International School Abu Dhabi

Global Indian International School Abu Dhabi is one of the most sought after Indian international schools in the region. Run by a globally renowned international network of schools with branches in many countries across the world, it provides its students with world class holistic education. 

This K to 12 school has a sprawling cutting edge campus, with a host of facilities and amenities that enable the students to learn, grow and develop in the best possible manner. Besides, the teachers too are quite outstanding in the way that they mentor each and every child.

The curriculums offered by the school are Global Montessori Plus and CBSE. GIIS Abu Dhabi has a fantastic academic track record with its students regularly securing admission to some of the best colleges and universities in India and elsewhere. It is hardly surprising that the school is so highly regarded by not just the expat Indian community living in Abu Dhabi, but other expat communities as well.

2. Abu Dhabi International School

Abu Dhabi International School is the oldest Indian school in the emirate having been founded in 1975. It is extremely popular amongst the expat Indian community living in Abu Dhabi, most of whom end up sending their children to this school. The school boasts two well appointed campuses where its students receive world class CBSE education from Kindergarten to grade 12.

The school has an outstanding teaching faculty and other support staff who ensure that each and every student excels not just in academics, but also in a host of extra and co-curricular activities. While ensuring that they receive a modern education, care is also taken to instil the right kind of values in them. 

The students of the school boast brilliant academic results as well as a great track record of securing admission to top colleges and universities. Abu Dhabi International School is very well liked across the expat communities living in Abu Dhabi as well as the local Arab one.

3. Mayur Private Indian School, Abu Dhabi

Mayur Private Indian School is easily one of the most outstanding Indian international CBSE K to 12 schools in the region. Founded in 2014, the school boasts a cutting edge campus providing a wide range of modern facilities and amenities. The teachers employed by the school are extremely well qualified and very highly experienced helping every child to grow to the very best of their potential and abilities.

The school believes in providing its students with a fully holistic education that requires them to not only undergo rigorous academic preparation, but very active participation in a range of extra and co-curricular activities. No wonder the school has received a ‘Good’ rating from ADEK. What’s more, the school has a fabulous academic track record as well, with its students obtaining admission to some of the best colleges and universities in the world.


Finding high paying employment in Abu Dhabi is the dream of many aspirational Indians. The place is not very far from home, has a large number of their compatriots living there and the living standards and pay are exemplary. 

To top it all Abu Dhabi has a fair number of Indian CBSE schools they can send their children to for world class education. These schools not only help educate Indian expat children in the region but those from other expat communities as well. 

The role of these schools in enabling expats with families to live and work in Abu Dhabi is a very important one. In fact, it has a direct bearing on the well being of the emirate’s economy as it enables it to retain the services of large numbers of expat workers contributing to its economy. 

As a matter of fact, Abu Dhabi has become a major school hub in the Gulf region, attracting students from all across the UAE to study there.

Going forward, one can expect these schools to continue to play a very important role in educating the children of Abu Dhabi, both expat and local. The students who complete their education at these schools have an enviable track record of making a success of their lives and doing their alma maters.

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