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The UAE’s education sector is thriving. Almost 90% of the country’s rapidly growing population are expatriates, creating huge demand for places in the AED8 billion private education sector. A reputation for quality and a welcoming visa regime also help attract around 54,000 students to the UAE’s higher education institutions each year, mainly from Asia and the MENA region.

Of course, such demand brings issues of its own, notably global competition for the best teachers, adding capacity without compromising quality, increased operating costs, and the resulting pressure on margins. But for providers who can rise to the challenge, while exploiting innovations such as virtual teaching and AI-based learning solutions, this is a time of exceptional opportunity.

Why QBE?

QBE has worked with schools, colleges and universities for the last 10 years. Our underwriters bring a thorough understanding of the sector and offer a range of relevant products, including General Liability, Professional Indemnity and Property.

Our in-depth experience allows us to provide cover for even the most challenging risks and situations, such as abuse in secondary schools.

We offer the strength and financial security you would expect of a division of the QBE Group, one of the world’s leading insurers. We also benefit from QBE’s global network, which allows us to underwrite risks around the world and create comprehensive global programmes.

In the event of a claim, our Claims team have the authority to make decisions, so they are able to respond to your needs quickly and efficiently. They take a creative, proactive approach to controlling and mitigating an evolving claims situation to ensure that you are protected.

Relevant products

Our Cyber policy protects against the range of risks associated with cyber breaches and provides critical support in the event of an attack.

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Our Directors’ and Officers’ cover protects your senior employees against claims resulting from actual or alleged failings in the carrying out of their duties.

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Our General Liability cover offers effective protection against claims for damage or injury brought by third parties.

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We cover a wide range of professions for losses and defence costs if they provide inadequate advice, services or designs that cause a client to lose money.

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We offer comprehensive protection for damage to your organisation’s physical assets, as well as business interruption.

Read more about Property