Student Drop Off and Pick Up
ASD seeks to ensure a safe and secure learning environment for all students, faculty and staff, parents and visitors. To maximize student learning, ASD relies on the entire community to follow traffic systems and parking rules. Arriving to campus early provides the best opportunity to ensure ease of student transition to learning. Traffic flows around campus in a clockwise pattern. Middle and high school students should enter campus using security gates 3 and 4. Elementary families utilize gates 1, 5 and 6. Classrooms open daily at 7:50 a.m.; learning begins at 8:00 a.m.
ASD’s official student transportation provider is School Transportation Services (STS). STS is a well established Dubai-area transportation provider who transports over 60,000 students and other passengers everyday across the U.A.E. STS offers safety features as GPS monitoring, electronic attendance systems, seat belts, central operations control, an on-site campus representative for ASD families and professionally trained drivers. Utilizing student bus transportation benefits the environment and reduces carbon footprint while also reducing congestion at peak traffic times at ASD. STS provides a number of departures from campus and pick ups from all major neighborhoods in Dubai.
Some ASD families supplement school transportation with carpools. Carpools are arranged independently between families based on their interest and needs. ASD families interested in carpooling may contact the Registrar’s Office to learn of others located in their neighborhood.