UAE Education Market Is Driven by the Government’s efforts in Improving the Education Standards in the Country & Increasing Privatization of K-12 & Higher Education Market: Ken Research


Analysts at Ken Research in their latest publication “UAE Education Market Outlook to 2023- By K-12, Higher Education, E-Learning & Test-Preparation, Adult Education and Vocational and Training) believe that improving the quality of higher education institutions, adult education & vocational training institutes along with focus on growth in Emirates like Umm Al Kuwain, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah will help the education industry in the country to augment its revenues.

The significant rise in number of enrolments in the past few years along with gradual increase in fee of K-12 and higher education institutions in the country have been the key factors driving growth in UAE Education Market.

Growth in Education Market: The UAE Education Market has witnessed significant growth in its revenues during 2013-2018 owing to the rise in number of enrollments. However, the quality of education as well as the infrastructure in some Emirates like Umm Al Kuwain and Ras Al Khaimah is lagging behind Emirates like Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Government Investment and Privatization of the Education Market: Under the Vision 2021, the government of UAE has outlined various measures to develop the country’s education system. The government has invested significant budget for developing the infrastructure in schools and higher education institutes. Under the Mohammad Bin Rashid Initiative for Smart Learning launched in 2012, the government aims to create a new learning environment in schools providing every pupil with a tablet and high speed 4G network. The ADEC launched the iClass program in 2011 to support the implementation of the New School Model in partnership with Cisco System Inc.

The government has also established free zones dedicated for private international universities. These free zones facilitate the education institutions to set up their campuses in the country. As a result of these free zones, numerous international universities have set-up their campuses in the country which has made quality higher education accessible to the UAE residents.

Rise in Population: The country has witnessed tremendous growth in its population in the past few years. The primary reason for the rise in population has been the influx of expatriates from Indian Peninsula and South-East Asian countries. The Emirati population of the country is also gradually rising. The significant rise in population has augmented demand for K-12 schools and Higher Education Institutions in the country. The number of private K-12 schools and number of enrollments have witnessed growth in the past five years.

Dominance of Emirates like Dubai and Abu Dhabi: Majority of the population in the country is concentrated in Emirates of Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. As a result majority of schools, higher education institutes, adult education centres, vocational training institutes and test preparation institutes are concentrated in Emirates like Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Emirates like Umm Al Kuwain, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah lack in number as well as quality of institutes. However, with the government’s growing emphasis on education throughout the country, the accessibility and quality of education is improving throughout the country.

Key Segments Covered

By Type Education

  • K12
  • Vocational and Technical
  • Higher Education
  • Test Preparation
  • Adult Education
  • E Learning

By K12 

  • Private and Public
  • Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Al Fujairah, and Ras Al Khaimah
  • KG, Cycle 1 (1st to 5th std), Cycle 2 (6th to 9th  std), Secondary (10th to 12th), and Religious
  • Non-Emirati and Emirati

By Technical and Vocational

  • Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Al Fujairah, and Ras Al Khaimah
  • Male and Female

By Test Preparation Market


By E-learning

  • Technology and Content
  • Multimedia, Online Test, Open Courseware and online tutoring platforms and doubt resolution forums
  • Audio-Video Blend, Video, Audio and Text
  • Massive Open Online Courses, Mobile Learning, E-Books and Gamification
  • Universities, Schools and Corporate
  • K-12 Education, Higher Education, Corporate Training and Others
  • Learning Management System, Smart Classes, Smart Authoring Tools and Others

By Adult Education

  • Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras-Al-Khaimah, Umm Al Quwain and Sharjah
  • Male and Female
  • First, Second and Secondary Stage

By Higher Education

  • Male and Female
  • Business & Economics, Engineering, Foundations, Human & Social Sciences, Communication & Media Sciences, Sharia & Law, Information Technology, Environment & Health Sciences, Medical  Sciences, Education, Arts & Design, Undeclared Major, Sciences, Foreign Languages, and Food & Agriculture
  • Private and Public
  • Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah

Major Companies Covered:

  • Gems group
  • Taleem
  • Princeton Review
  • Blackboard
  • Amideast
  • Option Training Institute
  • The British Council
  • Brighter Prep
  • Meccademia

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