x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 27 July 2017

Have you struggled to find a nursery place for your child in Abu Dhabi or Dubai?

An influx of expatriate families is worsening the shortage of places in nurseries, where waiting lists have grown to record levels.

An influx of expatriate families is worsening the shortage of places in nurseries, where waiting lists have grown to record levels. Some daycare facilities are oversubscribed by more than 100 per cent and parents in Abu Dhabi and Dubai are frustrated and concerned they will have to keep their young children at home. Have you had trouble finding a nursery place for your child in Abu Dhabi or Dubai? How long have you been on a waiting list? What do you think should be done to lessen these difficulties? Or, do run your own nursery and are finding it hard to expand your business because of escalating rent prices? What has been the biggest obstacle? What actions should be taken to make it easier for you to create more daycare spaces?