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Al Muna Primary School

Al Muna Primary School

Gender: Co-educational Curriculum: British

Ages: 3 to 11

Address: P.O. Box 128484, Abu Dhabi, UAE



+971 2 501 4777

+971 2 631 9490

Gender: Co-educational

Teaching language: English


Al Muna Primary opened in September 2009 and is centrally located in the very heart of the city. As with other Aldar schools, Al Muna is a popular choice with English-speaking expats. The school is a truly international community with families from over 52 nationalities. Al Muna offers the English National Curriculum, tailor made to meet the needs of an international community. The school’s excellent facilities include a 25m swimming pool, a football pitch, a netball court, a sports hall, an extensive library and computer suites. There will be dedicated play areas for the Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 students. Along with core subjects, lessons in French, Arabic and Islamic studies are also provided, helping to develop cross-cultural understanding and produce genuine international citizens. Al Muna School was inspected in September 2012 by ADEC and was awarded a Grade A – a high achieving school – with many aspects being graded as ‘outstanding’.

What the school says

Welcome to Al Muna – a vibrant English curriculum school in the heart of Abu Dhabi. We work hard to make learning relevant and enjoyable and we are proud of the progress that children make. We value relationships and community and ensure that the children are safe and well cared for, while ensuring that they make as much progress as possible with their learning. Visits to the school – to see us in action – are always welcome.


The school follows the English National Curriculum, with additional lessons in Arabic, Islamic Studies and Social Studies to meet the requirements of the UAE Ministry of Education. Core subjects include Maths, English and Science, while foundational subjects include Design and Technology, Information and Communication Technology, History, Geography, Modern Foreign Languages (Year 3 upwards), Music, Art and Design, Physical Education and PSHCE. Al Muna also offers three foundation classes for pupils aged three to five.


Termly fees for FS1 to Year 6 are 13,860 dirhams ($3,774 or £2,390) per term, amounting to 41,850 dirhams ($11,394 or £7,185) in total. There is also a registration fee of 500 dirhams. Term fees must be paid before the first day of school.

From the head teacher

"Al Muna is a flourishing international primary school in the heart of Abu Dhabi, with approximately 600 pupils on role. Al Muna is a happy, inspiring and safe place for all our pupils. You will find our staff approachable and ready to listen to any issue surrounding your child’s progress. At Al Muna we encourage and nurture the ‘whole child’ so music, art, drama, sports and outdoor activities will feature fully in your child’s education." –

Mr Wayne Howsen, Principal

Quotes from the parents

"A phenomenal school with extremely high academic standards. The children are constantly challenged and learn so much and are happy in the process. They also have a special knack for hiring simply wonderful teachers – smart, skilled, creative and down to earth people who clearly find so much joy in teaching children. The school is also well known for its exceptional student diversity and its warm, family like community – highly recommended."–, March 2013

"I have only positive things to say the Al Muna Primary School. The teaching and quality of the facilities are excellent and most importantly our daughter is very happy there." – Parent, Year 2, Expat Arrivals forum

Al Muna Primary Schoolprivate profit-making primary school


Chris Nourse-Grewal (Principal)

Al Markaziyah, behind Hamdan Center

Abu Dhabi, UAE