Deira International School

Deira International School (DIS), located in Dubai Festival City, offers its students a world-class international education in one of the region’s most outstanding campuses. The school focuses on student development and achievement, combining a rigorous academic programme with extensive music and art programmes and a broad range of extracurricular activities.


DIS offers the following:

  • Accreditation by the Council of International Schools (CIS)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)
  • International Baccalaureate Career-Related Certificate Programme (IBCC)
  • IGCSE Cambridge Board Examination Centre
  • Experienced teaching staff from UK, US, Australia and the Middle East region
  • Entry to prestigious universities around the world 


Deira International School

Location Category:

Middle East


United Arab Emirates


Dubai Festival City
Dubai 79043
United Arab Emirates


1, 550 Students K-13


International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB Diploma), International General Certificate of Secondary Education(IGCSE), United Kingdom, IBCC


153 faculty members, including 106 U.K. citizens, 45 third-country nationals, and 2 U.S. citizens

School Year:

September – June

Year Founded:


Average Class Size:

Elementary: 25, Secondary: 26


Badminton, Basketball, Cricket, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Martial Arts, Rugby, Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball



Campus Information:

City (or closest city): Dubai, Location Type: Urban, Campus Size (hectares): 10, No of Buildings: 5, No of Campuses: 1, No of Classrooms: 83, No of computer labs: 5, No of instructional computers: 300

Physical Facilities:

Art Room(s): 4, Auditorium(s): 1, Cafeteria(s): 2, Covered play area(s): 5, Gymnasium(s): 2, Infirmary(ies): 2, Playing field(s): 4, Science lab(s): 7, Swimming pool(s): 1, Tennis court(s): 2, Air Conditioning: Yes