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Dunecrest American School in Dubai


Welcome to Dunecrest American School in Dubai, a learning community where we celebrate individualism, nurture passions, and open up a world of limitless opportunities, with a mission to provide a holistic American international education that inspires students to discover their talents, pursue their passions, and make a positive impact on their communities and the world beyond.

A Community of Excellence

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Our experienced team of international educators works closely in partnership with parents to create a supportive learning environment that inspires, empowers and enables students to pursue excellence throughout their learning journey with Dunecrest. As an Esol Education school, Dunecrest has a rich heritage of educational excellence, spanning over 40 years, following in the footsteps of exceptional Esol schools worldwide, serving a community of over 10,500 students, with certified, professional and caring teachers, experienced leadership and world-class facilities.

A Modern, Spacious Campus


Our purpose-built campus, located near the Al Barari and Living Legends developments, is designed in line with the latest education research to create a state-of-the-art learning environment for our students. An American international school in Dubai, Dunecrest offers the K-12 American curriculum in Dubai, with the option of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma in Grades 11 and 12.

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Upcoming Events


Saturday Feb 17 at 12 noon and Tuesday Feb 20 at 12 noon. Join our Head of School, Mr. Bill Delbrugge, for a special information session where you can hear more about our challenging academic program, learn about our culture of internationalism, innovation and inclusivity, and how it can benefit your child. We look forward to welcoming you to Dunecrest! Click here to register.

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Dunecrest American School Breaks Ground in Dubai

Dunecrest American School, Esol Education’s new flagship American school, has broken ground and begun construction of a new state-of-the art campus, located on Mohammed bin Zayed Road adjacent to the Al Barari and Living Legends developments.

Dunecrest Founding Director Announced

With over 27 years of educational leadership in the US and abroad, Mr. Bill Delbrugge has been appointed as the Founding Director of Dunecrest American School, Esol Education’s new flagship school, opening in 2018 in Dubailand.

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