Dubai is one of the most popular places on Earth for people who want to set up an educational institution. The city has a population of 3.33 million residents of all age ranges, and this means that there is always a steady demand for quality education.
This strong demand can be witnessed across the elementary school, middle school, and high school levels. You will also find that there is an exceptionally strong demand for college-level higher education. Bachelor’s degree level courses are just as in demand as Master’s degree level courses. If you have ambitions to open an educational institution in Dubai, then read on!
In this blog post, we will provide you with all the information you need to get started.
How to register your institution
The first step is to register your institution with the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA).
You can do this by submitting an application form, which is available on the KHDA website. Once you have submitted the form, a member of the KHDA team will contact you to arrange a meeting.
At the meeting, you will be asked to provide more information about your institution, including your educational philosophy and the curriculum you plan to offer. The KHDA team will also assess whether your institution is likely to be successful in Dubai.
If the KHDA team is satisfied with your application, they will issue you with a ‘letter of no objection. This letter gives you the green light to proceed with setting up your institution.
Choosing a location
The next step is to choose a suitable location for your institution.
There are many factors to consider when choosing a location, including:
- The cost of renting or buying premises
- The availability of qualified staff
- The catchment area of potential students
Types of educational institutions
There are four types of educational institutions that you can set up in Dubai:
- Training centers
- Higher education institutes
Each type of institution has different requirements, so it is important to choose the right one for your needs. if you want to set up a kindergarten, you will need to have at least two qualified teachers and a minimum of ten students.
If you want to set up a school, you will need to have at least five qualified teachers and a minimum of twenty students.
Training centers must have at least three qualified trainers and a minimum of five trainees.
Higher education institutes must have at least three qualified professors and a minimum of five students.
Once you have registered your institution with the KHDA and chosen a suitable location, you will need to apply for a trade license.
This can be done online through the Dubai Department of Economic Development website. You will also need to obtain permission from the Dubai Municipality to use the premises for educational purposes.
Why choose Limitless Business to help you?
At Limitless Business, we have a team of experts who are knowledgeable about the process of setting up an educational institution in Dubai. We can help you with everything from choosing a location to obtaining the necessary permissions and licenses.
We will also provide you with ongoing support to ensure that your institution is successful. Contact us today to find out more!