The Indian Academy, Dubai

The Indian Academy, Dubai

About The Indian Academy, Dubai

The Indian Academy Dubai (TIAD) proudly aligns itself with the esteemed CBSE Board, boasting a well-regarded status as one of Dubai's premier educational institutions. From Pre-KG to Grade 12, TIAD has a significant presence in Dubai's educational landscape. Situated in the vibrant emirate of the United Arab Emirates, the school embodies the values of RAHHAL School and offers various educational options, including HIFZ. 

The essence of TIAD revolves around its stakeholders – students, parents, and educators. Its commitment to diversity and inclusivity is evident through consistent 'good' ratings from the KHDA in DSIB surveys over the past four years. Remarkably, TIAD stands among the exclusive 4% of UAE educational institutions. The KHDA acknowledges as 'Outstanding' in the Distance Learning Assessment (DLE).

Safety takes precedence within TIAD, pioneering the esteemed 'WELL Health Safety Rating' in Dubai's education landscape. Having begun its journey in 2012, TIAD has rapidly evolved into a significant player within the UAE's educational scene. This commitment is extended to empower students with virtues like independence, purpose in life, and skills to hone their destinies and positively impact others.

Aligned with the CBSE board, TIAD's remarkable accomplishment of achieving 100% board exam results for the past 5 consecutive years underscores its approach to nurturing individual growth with an optimal student-teacher ratio.

TIAD's teaching methodologies, educational channels, and evaluation practices equip students with knowledge, skills, and values imperative for thriving in an ever-evolving world. Fostering qualities such as innovation, trust, and global citizenship, TIAD enables students to transcend boundaries and discover lasting happiness through a lifelong learning journey. Throughout this transformative odyssey, students emerge as independent thinkers and principled global citizens, adeptly prepared to lead in the dynamic world.

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In Brief

School Details

Grading System at The Indian Academy, Dubai

The Indian Academy Dubai adheres to the CBSE curriculum, thus, the Grade 10 board examinations are given special attention. Students in the 10th grade taking the All India Secondary School Examinations are given additional attention to guarantee they pass with flying colours. 




Pre-KG - KG2

Primary School

Grade 1 - Grade 4

Middle School

Grade 5 - Grade 8

High School

Grade 9 - Grade 10

Higher Secondary School

Grade 11 - Grade 12

The Indian Academy, Dubai Syllabus

At The Indian Academy, the curriculum is rooted in the CBSE framework. However, the institution's management is keenly interested in assimilating optimal practices from prominent educational systems such as the British, American, and International Baccalaureate curricula.

Through this strategic approach, the school ensures students benefit from these well-regarded systems. It's important to highlight that while these practices are embraced, the institution remains committed to upholding the CBSE curriculum's established standards.

To facilitate effective comprehension, the institution relies on textbooks meticulously developed by the NCERT, an authoritative body sanctioned by the board. This ensures that students can grasp fundamental concepts optimally.


Kindergarten students are educated using the UK EYFS curriculum. This is a common worldwide educational framework based on age-specific learning objectives.


Primary Curriculum at TIAD nurtures innate curiosity within age groups:

  • Integrates NCERT guidance, international benchmarks, and National Agenda priorities.
  • Core subjects: English, ICT, Maths, Science, Arabic, Hindi/French, Islamic/Life Skills, UAE SST, Dance, Music, ME.
  • Enriching addition: ZFABLAB offers creative clubs (coding, painting, etc.) during regular instruction.
  • Wellness focus: 'Happiness and Well-being' integrated for overall student wellness.


Middle School curriculum at TIAD encompasses the following: 

  • Enhanced abstract thinking: The transition phase capitalises on increased capacity for abstract thought.
  • Cultivating self-reliance: Focus on nurturing independent learners prepared for high school and beyond.
  • Specialized comprehension: Shift from theme-based to focused understanding in various disciplines.
  • Partnered learning journey: Teachers, students, and parents collaborate for holistic education.
  • Practical application: Fresh knowledge enriched through projects, exhibitions, presentations, and field trips.
  • Guided self-discovery: Curriculum activities help students identify strengths, skills, and aspirations.


The Secondary School Curriculum at TIAD aligns with the guidelines set forth by the Central Board of Secondary Education in New Delhi. It holds the official approval of the Ministry of Education, UAE.

  • Comprehensive subject streams: Science, Commerce, and Humanities, each with diverse curricular options tailored to individual student needs.
  • Secondary years’ focus: Emphasis on Languages, Mathematics, Science, and Social Science for cognitive development.
  • Holistic growth: Integration of co-curricular elements with academics, both given equal importance.
  • Learner-centered Secondary curriculum: Fosters diverse skills, self-regulation, entrepreneurship, aesthetics, and sportsmanship.

Subject selections made by pupils in their final two years of high school can considerably impact the course alternatives accessible at colleges. The combination of subject options responds to the criteria for admission to a given course or programme. 

Science Group 1

Science Group 2



English Core

English Core

English Core

English Core







Business Studies





Any two subjects from: 

Computer Science/


Physical Education


Computer Science/


Physical Education


Computer Science/


Physical Education/Math


Admission and Fees

How to Apply for The Indian Academy, Dubai? - Step-by-Step Process

To take admission to The Indian Academy, Dubai, follow the below-mentioned steps:

Step 1: Online Application 

To begin the admissions process at The Indian Academy, parents must complete an inquiry registration form on the official website. Post submission, an acknowledgement email and a reference number are provided for further steps.

Step 2: Registration & Payment 

For streamlined processing, an application fee of AED 300, which is non-refundable, can be paid online or in person at the school campus. Opting for online payment, facilitated with a login ID and password, is encouraged to avoid queues.

After submitting all the important documents and records from the previous school, the admission team will contact the parents through email or phone to arrange an interview or entrance exam.

Step 3: Assessment

Aspiring students will be invited for an assessment or interview by the Admission Officer through email or phone. The evaluation may involve CAT4, an interview, written assessments (if needed), or a review of school reports/CAT4. Results will be communicated via email or phone.

If one prefers not to visit the campus, they can schedule a personalised virtual meeting with the Admissions Officer. Choose a callback or virtual meeting time via Microsoft Teams or Zoom. The Admissions representatives will be there to support and guide throughout the child's admissions journey.

Step 4: Admission Confirmation

Upon seat allocation and confirmation, a seat confirmation fee of 10%, along with an admission fee of AED 500, is payable. This admission fee is deductible from the overall tuition fee. To secure the seat, the payment must be made within ten working days of receipt of the confirmation email. Failure to adhere to this timeline places the applicant on the waiting list.

The school recommends online submission of the mentioned documents to accommodate the influx of applications.

The submission of essential documents is requested during admission, including 

  • Passport copies of parents and student
  • Residence visa pages
  • Emirates ID cards
  • Latest passport-size photos
  • Birth certificates
  • Previous school reports
  • Medical or therapy reports for children with special needs
  • Vaccination records
  • Transfer or school leaving certificates

The school follow the following age criterion for admission in the school:



Pre KG

3 Years

KG 1

4 Years

KG 2

5 Years

1st Grade

6 Years

2nd Grade 

7 Years

3rd Grade 

8 Years

4th Grade 

9 Years

5th Grade 

10 Years

6th Grade 

11 Years

7th Grade 

12 Years

8th Grade 

13 Years

9th Grade 

14 Years

10th Grade 

15 Years

11th Grade 

16 Years

12th Grade 

17 Years

The Indian Academy, Dubai School Fees Structure

The fee structure of TIAD has been tabulated below for your reference:




AED 9,355

KG 1

AED 9,505

KG 2

AED 11,165

1st Grade 

AED 11,315

2nd Grade 

AED 12,145

3rd Grade 

AED 12,225

4th Grade 

AED 12,225

5th Grade 

AED 13,065

6th Grade 

AED 14,615

7th Grade 

AED 14,615

8th Grade 

AED 15,395

9th Grade 

AED 15,695

10th Grade

AED 15,465

11th Grade

AED 17,675

11th Grade (Science)

AED 18,675

12th Grade

AED 17,675

12th Grade (Science)

AED 18,675

Parents will have to use either of the following modes of payment:

  • Online fee payment
  • Bank transfer payment
  • Cash or Cheque payment
  • Credit cards

TIAD also offers sibling discount:




1st Sibling


Annual fee reduction of 15% for first sibling

2nd Sibling Onwards

More than 2

Annual charge is reduced by 25%.

There are some additional fees as well:



Registration Fee

AED 300

Admission Fee

AED 500

Activity Fee

AED 800

Medical Fee

AED 200

External Exam Fee

AED 150 – AED 380

Science Lab Fee (Grade 11 – Grade 12)

AED 1000

School Facilities

Transportation Facility at The Indian Academy, Dubai

Ensuring a secure and dependable mode of travel, the school extends its commendable transit services to students. The yearly fee for two-way bus transportation is as delineated below:



Muhaisnah 2, Muhaisnah 3 and Muhaisnah 4, Lulu Village, 

AED 3,800

Muhaisnah 1

AED 4,200

Pond Park Area Al Nahda, Al Mulla Plaza Area, Qusais 2 and 5, Al Nahda 1, Al Nahda Sharjah, Sheikh Colony, Etisalat Metro Area, National Paint, NMC area-Dubai, Al Nahda Metro, Emirates Driving School

AED 4,800

Rashidiya, Abuhail, Al Tawoon, Horlanz, Deira and Muraqabat, Al Majaz, Jamal Abdul Nazar, Mamzar Dubai

AED 5,350

Abu Shagara, Qasmiya Sharjah, Mirdiff, Hamariya, Rolla and Al Warqa 1

AED 5,850

Karama, Burdubai, International City, Rasalkhore and Al Jafiliya

AED 6,500

Ajman Nuaimia and Silicon Oasis

AED 7,800

Sports Facilities at The Indian Academy, Dubai

A capacious indoor sports hall, cricket nets, a primary swimming pool, and outdoor spaces (tarmacked) dedicated to physical education and sports activities are readily available within the school's premises. Various sports, like basketball, badminton, football, tennis, and more, provide children with engaging opportunities to participate and excel.

Contact Details

  • Phone Number : +971 04 2646733, +971 04 2646746 
  • E-mail ID : [email protected]
  • Website : 
  • Fax No. : +971 4 2644501 
  • Facebook :
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. What are the specific hours or time slots during which the school operates?

TIAD, from Monday to Thursday, operates from 07:30 am to 04:30 pm.; on Friday, the timings are between 07:30 am to 04:30 pm. On Saturday, the school operates from 8 am to 1 pm.

2. Does the school organise extracurricular activities after regular school hours?

Yes, the school offers extracurricular activities to students after school hours.

3. What is the total number of grade levels or academic years in the school?

TIAD offers grade levels from Pre-KG to Grade 12 within the school.

4. What is the current enrollment count of students in the school? Furthermore, how many different nationalities are currently represented among the student body?

TIAD currently has 1,184 students enrolled in the school, and most students are of Indian descent.

5. What is the format of the academic calendar of The Indian Academy, Dubai?

An academic year in The Indian Academy, Dubai, begins in April and commences in March of the following year.

6. What is the range of tuition fees charged by The Indian Academy, Dubai?

The tuition fee charged by The Indian Academy, Dubai, ranges from AED 9,355 to  AED 18,675, depending on your grade.

7. Does the school have a cafeteria or canteen facility available within the campus?

Yes, the school has a canteen on the school premises.

8. Does the school host holiday camps during winter, spring, or summer breaks?

The school takes its students on frequent field trips throughout the year.

9. What is the current number of teachers employed at the school?

The school has a faculty of 84 teachers and 19 teaching assistants, with most educators of Indian descent.

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