Department of Education and Knowledge

Journeys and Services

Get an education
Get Education (K-12)

Obtain a complete guide to education in Abu Dhabi. Search and apply for schools, request attested academic documents and track the students performance throughout the year.

Certificate Verification
Verify Attested Certificate

Verify school certificates attested by ADEK, using the certificate reference number.

School Finder

Compare between schools and decide which one meets your requirement.

Private School Reopening

The safety and wellbeing of our students and all employees working in the education sector is a top priority for us. ADEK has worked extensively with schools, parent representatives, teachers and federal policymakers to develop guidelines to ensure a safe return to school for our children.

Click "READ MORE" to view "Parents Guide to School Reopening", "Private School Reopening Policies and Guidelines" and answers to frequently asked questions. 

kids at school

Invest in Private Schools

Abu Dhabi contributes to more than 60% of the GDP of the UAE. The Department of Education and Knowledge in Abu Dhabi takes serious steps to upgrade the capacity of private schools and enhance the learning process as well as facilitate investment in the private sector.


Research and Development

ADEK works with all stakeholders involved from government agencies to academia and relevant industrial sectors to build high quality and sustainable system for research and development in Abu Dhabi.

A country's greatest investment lies in

building generations of educated and knowledgeable youth


The late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan


  • 05 Oct 2020

    Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge Celebrates Abu Dhabi’s Educators on World Teachers Day 2020
  • 14 Sep 2020

    Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge and Startad Celebrate Inaugural Youthtech Competition with Virtual Closing Ceremony
  • 05 Sep 2020

    Education for All – ADEK Ensures Access to Education Opportunities for Students of Determination with Autism
  • 01 Sep 2020

    ADEK Launches Disruptive ‘42 Abu Dhabi’ Coding School to Amplify Emirate’s ‘Future-Ready’ Education Ambitions