Muaz Shabandri

Dubai schools need to do better internationally

DUBAI — Dubai schools ranked 42nd in reading and 41st in science and mathematics, according to a survey conducted in 65 countries, by the Organization for Economic Coordination and Development (OECD).

Behind the scenes of a KHDA inspection

DUBAI — It’s 7am and school inspectors from the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) have already arrived at the Al-Mizhar American Academy for Girls. The school, like every other school in Dubai, will undergo a rigorous evaluation, as inspectors take a closer look at what happens within the closed doors of a classroom.

Behind the scenes of a KHDA inspection

It’s 7am and school inspectors from the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) have already arrived at the Al-Mizhar American Academy for Girls.

Business education critical for economy, says minister

DUBAI — A global economic downturn has called into question many of the principals and institutions that govern today’s globalised world, said Shaikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

Vintage beauties on show

DUBAI — Classic car lovers in Dubai are in for a treat with a special showcase of vintage cars at the Emaar Boulevard in Downtown Burj. From the only 1969 Rolls Royce limousine in the world to a special edition 1967 Ford Shelby, over 100 cars are on show at the Emirates Classic Car Show Festival hosted as part of the UAE National Day celebrations till tomorrow. The show started on Thursday.

Mohammed makes Zayed University students’ day

DUBAI — Thousands of students at Zayed University celebrated National Day with traditional fervour and excitement in a special ceremony hosted on the university campus in Dubai. Attending the celebrations, His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, lauded the efforts of the students in organising the various events highlighting Emirati folklore.