By Andy Sambidge
British curriculum school is scheduled to open in Dubai development in September 2016
Dubai Properties has signed a strategic agreement with GEMS Education to open a new British curriculum school at its Mudon community in the emirate.
The GEMS school will cover the entire educational age range from KG through to Grade 12.
Located inside DP's gated Mudon community, on a plot of around 419,000 sq m, the school will spread over three stories with an expected opening date of September 2016, a statement said.
It added that the school will complement a range of facilities Mudon has to offer including a 64,000 sq ft community centre in the pipeline.
Speaking about the announcement, Mohammed Al Habbai, chief officer for urban planning and infrastructure at Dubai Properties Group, said: "DP signed this strategic agreement with GEMS Education in order to provide residents within the community with schooling options for their children.
"We will continue to invest in schools, medical services, and sports amenities along with other essential leisure and community facilities to enhance family life in Mudon."
Dino Varkey, group executive director, GEMS Education said: "Creating schools at the heart of communities is increasingly important to all of us at GEMS Education. There is growing demand for high quality international education as more and more people choose the UAE as the destination to start a family and raise their children."