Building on its experience in financial and telecom products, Souqalmal.com, the first price comparison website in the UAE, now offers parents a whole new tool to help them find the perfect school for their children.
A survey conducted by the website found that Waiting list is a problem for 65% of the respondents across all nationalities followed by the lack of transparency with 33% of parents finding it tough to obtain the information they require. Looking for a school is one of the most stressful experiences many parents face in the UAE.
“We realized that there was a big gap in terms of easy to use and comprehensive reference sources where parents can find all the necessary information to make the right choice on their children’s schooling”, says Ambareen Musa, Founder and CEO of Souqalmal.com. “This was the reason behind the recent launch of the Education vertical on Souqalmal.com.”
Users can filter the schools and nurseries list by curriculam and location.
In addition, Souqalmal.com’s rating and review system allows parents to share their first-hand experiences by commenting on specific schools – which in combination with the hard data should provide both parents long established in the UAE and newcomers to the country a rich and independent source of information to help make one of their most important (and stressful) decisions.
Paula Wehbeh, Co-founder and COO of Souqalmal.com added: “While building the new verticals, we spoke to the authorities, schools and parents to come up with the important factors required to make an informed decision. The result? Souqalmal.com now allows parents to compare over 180 schools and 120 nurseries in the UAE with detailed information such as fees, teachers to kids ratio, extra-curricular activities, waiting lists and more. We are continuously building our database and inviting parents to share their experiences online”.