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Top Schools in the UAE – The Awards Official Shortlist 2019

by Jon WestleyFebruary 14, 2019

Best School for Art – The Shortlist 2019

Best School in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Al Ain, UAE for Art Awards

The following schools have all achieved short-listing for the 2019 Best School for Art. Through our visits, and feedback from parents, teachers and students, we have been in many cases simply awe struck at the quality of works produced by children in these schools. 

Innovation and creativity run in parallel with technical expertise and an understanding and love of the craft, precision and discipline of Art. Above all, in all these schools, the commitment to inspiring a love of Art breathes life across the curriculum and the development of the broadest whole child gifts of children. The cultural context of Art in history and modern of life is celebrated and nurtured.   

All the schools listed, in different ways too, provide outstanding breadth of academic, technical and ECA options for students to ensure that every child can meet his or her individual ambitions, potential, and ability.

Each of them endeavours to provide added value to each child’s journey to ensure that every student leaves school meeting or exceeding baseline academic and whole child expectations.

When we have looked at schools, we have weighted those that plough back investment into facilities, teacher salaries, resources and school improvements year-on-year to improve education for children.

All of the schools shortlisted endeavour to deliver a benchmark for the best Art delivery for children available in the UAE.


Finally, we have looked across all areas of provision, investment, innovation and achievement that support each school being shortlisted.

The finalists and winner of the Best School for Art in the UAE will be announced on 7 March 2019 at a glittering awards ceremony kindly hosted in association with Dubai Parks and Resorts, on a night that will bring together schools, their teachers and leadership, to celebrate and recognise all that they achieve for our children each year.  

Best schools in the UAE for Fine Art including painting in oil and pastels, drawing and mixed medium across Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Brighton College Abu Dhabi – review here, and here  

British School Al Khubairat, Abu Dhabi – review here, and here

Dubai English Speaking College (DESC) – review here, and here

Jumeira Baccalaureate School – review here, and here

GEMS Jumeirah College – review here, and here

Jumeirah English Speaking School (JESS) Arabian Ranches – review here, and here

Nord Anglia International School – review here, and here

Raha International School Abu Dhabi – review here, and here

Springdales Dubai – review here, and here


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About The Author
Jon Westley
Jon Westley is the Editor of and UK. You can email him at jonathanwestley [at]