At Dar Al Marefa, we believe that every child deserves the best possible start in life – and that every child has the potential to develop to their full potential if they are given the support they need from an early age.

Throughout a child’s time as part of our community, we will work tirelessly to ensure that they receive that support. As a learning community, we are committed to working together – students, teachers, educators and administrators – to create an environment in which we can all thrive.


IBPYP Early Years

Dar Al Marefa is a school that starts with the child and works in the child’s best interests. We believe that every child deserves the best possible start in life, and is entitled to the support that will enable them to fulfill his or her potential.

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IBPYP Primary Years

The IBPYP Primary Years Programme (PYP) is a way of teaching and learning, and is usually taught in conjunction with a curriculum that comprises more specific content. At DMS we have studied the guidelines from the British curriculum and aligned them with IB framework.

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IBMYP Middle Years

As the only bilingual Arabic and English IB school in Dubai, we offer the full IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) for students aged 11 to 16 (grades 6 to 10).

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IBDP Diploma Programme

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) is for students aged 16-19. The DP curriculum is made up of six subject groups and the DP core, comprising Theory of Knowledge; Creativity, Activity, Service; and the Extended Essay.

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