We study at school for the second year: my husband had a transfer to the UAE for work, sowe decided our son entered a local school, but there were few international institutions. We chose Swiss International.
At first, it was difficult to choose a school in Dubai: many schools are local, where classes are conducted in Arabic. And we would like a good private boarding school so that after graduation he could study not only in the United Arab Emirates, but also in any English-speaking country. In Smapse, we were advised to consider Swiss International. A school is quite young (2010) and hasn't already earned a great reputation, but the reviews are very good. All the equipment, the rooms, the dormitory is in perfect condition, nothing is worn out, the newest computers, etc. Studying is very nice, many things are new and interesting.
Teachers are good, everyone is fluent in English (we looked at the school report - many came here to teach from England and America, which is somehow associated with high quality), very interesting extracurricular programs. Well, the climate in the Emirates is excellent: the child does not get sick, almost all year round, he goes in for sports outside, there is a lot of sun, they have bathing on the beach, etc.
We did not regret the choice: it is a rare good option, when the school is high quality, and the location is very good, and the price is very affordable.