How to Reach Us: How Far is SISD From You?

An internationally minded, culturally diverse centre of education

Here at Swiss International Scientific School Dubai we’re lucky to welcome students from over 100 different nationalities, speaking 40 different languages. We pride ourselves as one of the most culturally diverse schools in the Middle East and want to actively embrace the cultures and traditions of all students. We also realise that Dubai can seem like quite a way to travel for some, but it is not as far as you might think! With families from so many different countries choosing to send their children here, we thought we would select a few of the most common countries our students come from and show just how easily reachable our school is, wherever you are in the world!

Dubai International Airport (DXB), the busiest airport in the world by international passenger traffic, is one of the world’s main transport hubs. As such, there are flight links from here all over the world. DXB is also the home hub of Emirates airlines, who fly to every location in this list multiple times per week.

Once you arrive at the airport, SISD is just 20 minutes away by car. Take a look at our handy infographic below to see the flight times from some of the countries our students come from:

Here are 4 of the places we welcome the most students from, and how to reach us from each:


We welcome so many students from India to SISD every year, and we’re proud to provide a home away from home for students from key cities such as Mumbai and New Delhi, as well as those from further out.

How to Get Here:

The travel links from India to Dubai are fantastic, with multiple flights daily from the aforementioned Mumbai and New Delhi. The journey time is only 3 hours, and you can fly at a time of day to suit you. Many popular airlines, such as IndiGo and Emirates, have well established routes.

SISD’s ease of access from India makes us an incredibly attractive option for Indian families looking for a stellar, culturally diverse international boarding school. If you would like to find out more about our boarding options, or to book a tour of our facilities, please use the buttons below.


Kazakhstan has always been a popular country for students choosing to study with us. Kazakhstani families choose SISD for our the quality of our education, which is renowned the world over, but also because we are easy to reach. This means not only can students get home to see their families easily, but their families can come to visit their children in Dubai with minimal fuss.

Reaching Dubai From Kazakhstan:

There are 3 direct flights per day from Kazakhstan’s capital, Astana, to Dubai. The flight time is only 4 hours, meaning a morning flight would see you reach us by mid-afternoon! There are also 4 non-stop flights daily from Almaty. The most popular airlines flying direct to Dubai from Kazakhstan are Air Astana, Fly Dubai and Emirates.

For more information on travel from Kazakhstan to Dubai, and to find out more about the options available to you and your child, speak to admissions today. They’ll be happy to discuss boarding with us and help you plan your journey to SISD.


SISD is proud to be the boarding school of choice for students from many Chinese families. We are known for our academic excellence and the quality that Swiss education is famous for worldwide, as well as our IB offering. Our Chinese students enjoy the benefits of this, as well as our fantastic boarding houses, all whilst remaining within easy reach of their families back home.

Reaching Us From China

As a global centre of industry, China’s cities have some of the best transport links in the world. There are multiple flights per week from all of China’s major cities, including Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. Many airlines fly from China to Dubai regularly, including Emirates, Etihad Airways and China Southern. The flight time is a little longer than India, at around 8 hours, but flights are still direct and easily accessible, wherever you may be located, making us easy to reach from anywhere in China.

For more information on our world class boarding houses, visit the boarding section of our website here.


As a bilingual Swiss school offering a comprehensive curriculum, including the International Baccalaureate, it’s no surprise that SISD is home to many students from all over Europe. Families from countries including France, Germany, the United Kingdom and, of course, Switzerland, trust SISD with their children’s education because they know how high our standards are and they recognise the many benefits an international boarding school can provide. In fact, we published a post all about this, which you can read here. (link to new blog).

Travelling From Europe to Dubai

Travel time to Dubai from Europe very much depends on which country you are flying from; however, the usual flight time is only around 6 hours. There are flights every day to DXB from all of Europe’s major capitals, including London, Paris, Munich and more. Once you arrive in the city you’ll just need to travel short distance between the airport and our school. This is easily accomplished via car or taxi, and takes just 20 minutes, or you can use our fantastic public transport system and arrive within the hour.

Find out more about your travel options by contacting us today and one of our team will be happy to advise. Alternatively, if you’d like to come and see our campus and boarding houses for yourself, consider booking a tour by using the button below and filling out our form.

Studying in Dubai is More Accessible Than You Think!

We hope that this page has helped you to see that, wherever you are in the world, Dubai is an easy to reach city with numerous reasons to study in. To read more about this, visit our Why Dubai? Page and learn why we believe our home is one of the greatest cities in the world. For more information on SISD in general, or to find out more about our application process, speak to admissions today. If you’d like to book a tour of the school, use the button below. We look forward to welcoming you!

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