Emirates Schools Establishment was established based
on Federal Decree Law No. 15 of 2016 issued by the President His
Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, May
Allah protect him, to contribute and partake as an
integral part of the efforts made to develop the public
education sector in the UAE, in line with the country’s
vision and it’s centennial that was based on the
quality of the educational output to sustain the
development process by joining and uniting efforts
and visions to offer quality education to the students
in public schools.
- Developing strategies, educating and learning plans, as well as the
student welfare programs.
- Promoting and enhancing the competence of the Federal State
Operating, managing and establishing schools and kindergartens.
- Encouraging educational studies and research for developing
Emirates Schools Establishment, with its mandate
as an independent legal, administrative and
financial entity, will take on enhancing the
efficiency of UAE’s public education sector, within
the framework of the government’s general policy.
The establishment will also develop and apply
policies, strategies, standards and controls within
the education sector, including vocational,
technical and continuous education, in addition to
developing strategies and plans for learning,
teaching and student wellbeing in all schools under
Moreover, Emirates Schools Establishment will
suggest legislation related to enhancing UAE’s
public education sector and submitting it to the
Ministry of Education, in addition to operating,
managing, opening and closing schools,
kindergartens, vocational and technical institutes of
the establishment, besides sustaining them and
filing reports in their regards to the Council of
Ministers of the UAE.
The establishment will also set standards, tools and
methods for self-assessment of schools,
kindergartens, public technical and vocational
institutes and oversee the execution of
development and improvement plans, In addition
to training and offering technical support to the
establishment’s educational staffs, as well as
managing and overseeing students’ national and
international exams, along with other
Board of Directors
The formation of the board of Directors of Emirates Schools Establishment , initiated by virtue
of the resolution of the Council of Ministers, and includes (11) members chaired by Her
Excellency Jameela Bint Salem Al Muhairi, echoes the improvement plans of the outcomes of the
government public education by leveraging and utilizing the multidisciplinary expertise of the
members as it reflects a blend of the
From the federal, governmental and private public sectors, which will contribute to further
development and modernization in public education system.
The council shall emphasis on developing policies, strategies, initiatives and standards
concerned with the education sector in UAE, as well as offering legislation to advance the
learning environment and education programs in government schools, To achieve an integrated
education system that will contribute to the improvement of educational output in order to keep
qualitative and comprehensive development in the UAE, In line with UAE Vision 2021, focusing on
the development of a high-level education system.
H.E. Jameela Bint Salem Mesbeh Al Muhairi
Minister of State for Public Education
Chairperson of the Board of Emirates Schools Establishment
H.E Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak
Chairman of Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority
H.E. Khalfan Belhoul
CEO of Dubai Future Foundation
Dr. Raja Al Gurg
Managing Director of the Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group
H.E. Najla Ahmed Al Midfa
General Manager of Sharjah Entrepreneurship
H.E. Salma AlDarmaki
Assistant Undersecretary for Knowledge and Cultural Policies at the Ministry of
Culture and Youth
Dr. Abdullatif Al Shamsi
President and CEO of the Higher Colleges of Technology Complex
H.E. Nasser Ismail
Assistant Undersecretary of Social Welfare at the Ministry of Community
H.E. Saeed Al Nazari
Director General of the Federal Youth Authority
H. E. Ahmed Mahmoud Mohammed Fikri
Director General of Statistics Centre
The UAE Cabinet approved the formation of the Emirates Schools Establishment, chaired by Her Excellency Jameela
Bint Salem Al Muhairi, Minister of State for Public Education. The Board includes prominent personalities aiming
to support the establishment's efforts to enhance the efficiency of the public education sector and develop the
country's education sector according to international best practices.
The UAE Cabinet appointed Her Excellency Dr. Rabaa Al Sumaiti as the Director General of the Emirates Schools
Establishment. Several supporting departments fall under the Director General Office, such as Strategy & Future,
Media & Communications, and others.
Develop policies, standards, general frameworks and procedures related to educational planning and
Design key plans for establishing, merging, closing and replacing schools in the medium and long term.
Set general frameworks and plans for designing teaching and learning programs, implementing curriculum,
modern teaching methods and strategies, in addition to the necessary educational and technical solutions
and appropriate resources that meet the students’ needs.
Provide a safe educational environment by implementing programs to improve the quality of school life.
Develop all students' cognitive abilities and enhance their personal and social skills.
Provide all protection and care requirements in schools.
Allow parents to express their opinions and suggestions and actively participate in school life.
Manage, support and provide all supporting services, including the necessary corporate processes and
procedures to manage the establishment’s human, financial, technical and other resources and assets.
Meet the needs of school branches, the establishment's different sectors and schools.
Provide the necessary support to develop the establishment’s operational plans and services.
Supervise the performance of school leaders and schools under its supervision directly, measure the
achievement indicators periodically and submit the necessary reports and recommendations to improve the
Coordinate with the Education Development Sector to ensure the implementation of school development
plans, teaching and learning programs, curriculum implementation plans, and rehabilitation of academic
cadres in the schools affiliated to the branch.
Coordinate with the Students’ Wellbeing Sector to ensure the provision of a safe educational environment
for all students in the schools affiliated to the branch, enhance students’ skills and personal and
social needs, and support effective partnerships with parents.
Coordinate with the Corporate Services Sector to provide the necessary administrative services for the
schools affiliated to the branch.