Goodbye Mr Chips
Here’s a sad story: a low-cost school for poorer, mainly Pakistani children in the UAE is getting a makeover, but at a huge cost. The Modern Pakistani School is reinventing itself as an Australian curriculum school, but as a result, fees are likely to increase from Dh100-200 to over Dh1,000 a month.
It’s likely there are a lot of expat children in the UAE not attending school, because their parents are too poor. Technically you are not allowed to have your family/children with you, unless you can afford it. You have to earn at least around Dh3,000 a month. But with rents, health costs and school fees continuing to escalate, that figure is no longer realistic.