MHK and Meydan launched AED 150 million project to introduce Kent College Canterbury campus to Meydan
Dubai – Monday, March 25th, 2013: Meydan and Mir Hashem Khoory LLC (MHK), have announced an agreement to amplify Meydan’s facilities by introducing strategic education projects, including a new Kent College Canterbury campus. The partnership comes as Meydan and MHK work in tandem to fulfill a strategic directive by H.H. Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai, to offer UAE citizens and residents with the highest standards of education. Kent College Canterbury in the UK is an exceptional educational institution.
The school’s facilities in Meydan will be designated as an official Kent College campus and not a franchise, and will be managed and operated directly by Kent College. The project has an estimated total budget AED 150 million, will be built on 400,000 sq. ft. of land, with construction expected to start in the fourth quarter of 2014. The college is expected to start enrolling students in February 2015 for the 2016 - 2017 academic year.
The Kent College Canterbury’s Meydan campus will offer classes from KG 1 to 12th Grade, with pupils in grade 6 and above benefitting from finishing classes and a very strong emphasis on equestrian training due to the close proximity to Meydan. Other facilities will include football and rugby fields, tennis courts, cricket grounds, and infrastructure for track and race events. The school will offer a high quality British education to over 2,000 students from the UAE, GCC and all over the world.