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Welcome to DESS

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Message from our Headteacher

Catherine Dando, Headteacher

DESS is the oldest British school in The United Arab Emirates, established in 1963 by Sheikh Rashid, former Ruler of Dubai. The children are given a wide range of opportunities to have as many experiences as possible in order that the whole child is developed. We believe in success for all not just academically but in the many other areas of a child’s development. Read More


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