Following are the procedures for obtaining an educational services permit which allows the educators to establish a School in Dubai:
Submission of Academic Plan along withdrawing of the proposed site plan and formal KHDAApplication Form. KHDA shall issue preliminary approval to the application after evaluating the plan
Incorporation of an entity
Educators shall proceed for establishing a legal entity depending on the location (mainland or free zone). The entity in the mainland can be a limited liability company with 51% UAE national equity participation and 49% by foreign national. The shareholders of the entity can either be a natural person(s) or corporate(s).
Issuance of Educational Services Permits
Subject to other relevant departments’ approval and upon submission of the following documents KHDA shall issue the final Education Services Permit.
Memorandum & Articles of Association, Board Resolution etc.
Appointment Letter of the Principal with passport copy
Attested and stamped annual calendar of the current academic year
Valid contract with a permitted clinic or hospital if there is no resident doctor appointed
Certificate of Authorization for administrative staffs
Certificate of fitness from Dubai Municipality
Certificate of Environment, Health and Safety from Dubai Civil Defence