Twenty nine schools in Dubai have asked to increase their fees this year, according to the Knowledge and Human Development Authority.
None of the increases have yet been granted as the Ministry of Education is preparing new regulations for private schools in Dubai and the Northern Emirates.
These will replace a 2008 regulation that allowed schools to increase fees 30 per cent over three years. Several requests for fee increases were under review, according to Ali Mehad al Suwaidi, the Ministry of Education's acting director general.
He said the decision would be left to the relevant education zone and advised school operators to resolve matters at the local level.