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Arada partners with Sabis to set up new school in Sharjah

SHARJAH, June 13, 2019

UAE's newest developer Arada has announced a partnership with Sabis, the global education network and schools provider that operates the International School of Choueifat (ISC) institutions in the Middle East, which will see the opening of a new K-12 international school in Sharjah.

The school will be located on a 670,000-sq-ft plot on the south-eastern corner of the project, adjacent to the East Village residential community, and represents just the latest high-profile partnership that Arada has brought to Aljada.

With construction scheduled to begin in January 2020, the school will welcome its first pupils in September 2021, and will cater for children from KG through Grade 12. Staff housing will be provided elsewhere in the Aljada complex.

With a capacity of 4,000 pupils and preparing students for success in both American- and British-based external exams, the school will offer a top-quality education in an emirate that is already globally renowned for the quality and range of its academic institutions.

Based at Arada’s 24-million-sq-ft megaproject, Aljada, it will be the second Sabis-operated school in Sharjah, and the 15th in the UAE.

Founded in 1886, Sabis today has an active presence in the public and private sectors in 20 countries on five continents and currently educates over 70,000 students worldwide.

Facilities at the school will include outdoor pitches and a running track, as well as an indoor swimming pool and basketball court. In addition, pupils at the school will also benefit from a large auditorium, library and cafeteria, as well as IT and science laboratories and an art and design studio.

Arada chairman Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi said: "Our partnership with Sabis is yet another example of our commitment to raise the bar when it comes to the facilities the future residents of Aljada will be able to enjoy. This school will offer a premium, holistic education, complemented with best-in-class facilities, all based in an exceptionally convenient location."

"Following on from our recent launch of Nest, a new student housing complex at Aljada that is sited just a short walk away from University City, this new announcement once again highlights the importance of education to Arada," stated Sheikh Sultan.

"Sharjah is one of the Middle East’s most important centres of learning, and we are delighted to add to the emirate’s superb array of institutions," he noted.

Sabis vice-president Victor Saad said: "We are excited for our partnership with Arada to establish a new centre of educational excellence in one of the UAE’s most exciting new projects."

"Our close and historic association with Sharjah dates back to 1976, when Sabis opened its first school in the UAE market, and this new school shows that our dedication to this critical sector in the country remains undiminished," he added.-TradeArabia News Service


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