The UAE Educational Entities Explained

The UAE has 3 main Educational Entities, one overseeing The UAE as a whole (MOE), one overseeing specifically Abu Dhabi (ADEC) and another overseeing specifically Dubai (KHDA)

Sometimes it is difficult to understand which entity does what in The UAE, so I have outlined some main pointers and links to each website for further reading.

MOE Ministry of Education The United Arab Emirates

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Pioneering in Student preparation in K-12 education system for a productive life in a dynamic world to ensure sustainable development for the UAE society.

Working together to promote the UAE K-12 educational system, investing in human capital to build a knowledge-based society while enriching citizenship values.


1. Citizenship and Responsibilities :
Represented in strengthening national identity and social responsibilities.

2. Principles and Values of Islam:
Reinforce the human values in dialogue, tolerance, moderation, peace and volunteerism.

3. Commitment and Transparency:
Commitment to professionalism and transparency in performance.

4. Contribution and Accountability:
Commitment to partner with the society in the educational system while being accountable for the performance of students.

5. Right to Education For All :
Represented in the equality of opportunities for all the constituents of the society.

6. Quality and Innovation:
Represented in the preparation of a human workforce that effectively contributes in accomplishing the sustainable development while being globally competitive.

ADEC Abu Dhabi Educational Council Abu Dhabi


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The Council seeks to develop education and educational institutions in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, implement innovative educational policies, plans and programs that aim to improve education, and support educational institutions and staff to achieve the objectives of national development in accordance with the highest international standards.

KHDA The Knowledge and Human Development Authority DUBAI

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The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) is responsible for the growth and quality of private education in Dubai. We support schools, universities, parents, students, educators, investors and government partners to create a high quality education sector focused on happiness and wellbeing.