RSB Timeline

Rashid School for Boys first opened its doors in September 1986.  The school is in Nad Al Sheba, a few kilometres inland from the end of Dubai Creek.  It started as a secondary school and grew to include a primary section and is therefore now a ’through school’ offering an education for Emirati students aged 3 to 18.

It began with 80% Emirati students, with up to 20% expatriates being admitted until the year 2000.  Now nearly all students are Emirati, with admission taking place only at the Foundation Stage when children are aged under five.  The school underwent a major expansion in 2003 when a Primary Section was opened.  This outstanding facility complemented the existing Secondary Section to produce a wonderful learning environment and some of the best educational resources in the region.

Many former students have now taken on important leadership roles in Dubai, in areas such as government, business and the arts.  The impact that the school has had on the Emirate is significant and this influence continues to grow each year. 

  • Rashid School for Boys is founded

  • Ian Watson is the first Headmaster


  • John Heaney becomes the second Headmaster of Rashid School

  • Wilfred Thesiger, writer and explorer visits Rashid School


  • Hilal Saeed Khalfan Al Marri wins the Sheikh Rashid Award
  •  Haitham Ali Ridha Ali wins Sheikh Rashid Award
  • Ahmed Abdulla Humaid Belhoul wins the Sheikh Rashid Award


  • Professor Brendan Neiland visits the school

  • Famous portrait painter, Peter Edwards visits the school - seen here with a young Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed



  • Saeed Ghubash Humaid Bin Ghubash wins Sheikh Rashid Award

  • Mr Glyn Kilsby appointed as third Headmaster. 

Award Winner

  • Fahad Mohammed Hareb wins the Sheikh Rashid Award

  • Chris Eubank, former Middleweight World Boxing Champion, visits RSB


  • Former World Record Hurdler, Colin Jackson visits RSB and coaches Year 10 and 11 students.


Award Winner

  • Ahmad Saeed Mohammed Al Raqabani -  Sheikh Rashid Award
  • RSB hosts the first Friendship Games



  • Y7 sponsored cycle ride to raise funds for Medicines Sans Frontiers, The Emirates Environmental Group and The Red Crescent.


Award Winners

  • Firas Hashem Mahmoud Al Khatib wins the Sheikh Rashid Award
  • Khalid Abdulla Saeed Al Mazrouei wins the Headmaster's Award
  • Mostafa Anwar Mostafa wins the Sheikh Rashid Award
  • Mohammed Sharafuddin Al Sayed Sharaf wins the Headmaster's Award
  • Khalifa Saeed Khalifa Saeed Hilal Bin Demaithan wins the Sportsman of the Year Award
  • Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum graduates

  • Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum attends his son's graduation ceremony


  • Mohammed Abdul Rahman Abdul Ghafoor - Sheikh Rashid Award
  • Firas Hashem Mahmoud Al Khatib - Headmaster's Award
  • Mohammed Abdulrahman Al Fahim - Sportsman of the Year Award
  • First RSB ski trip to the French resort of Val D'isere with 37 students

Student Awards

  • Omar Obaid Alin Bin Butti - Sheikh Rashid Award
  • Ashraf Ibrahim Reyadh Rizqalla - Headmaster's Award
  • Julien Lebrun - Sportsman of the Year Award


  • Hassan Mirza Ali Hassan Al Sayegh - Sheikh Rashid Award
  • Omar Obaid Butti - Headmaster's Award
  • Juma Delmook Bin Juma Al Maktoum - Sportsman of the Year Award

  • New Primary section gets its own site after major expansion


Student Awards

  • Sayed Ahmad Hashim Al Hasimi - Sheikh Rashid Award
  • Kaveh Sanandaji - Headmaster's Award
  • Yousaf Atiq Hassan Mubarak - Sportsman of the Year Award

Student Awards

  • Ghaith Mohammed Abdulla Al Matrooshi wins the Headmaster's Award
  • Ramzy Ross wins the Sportsman of the Year Award

  • RSB holds the first ever carnival

  • RSB awarded HACCP certification for food and safety management

 Student Awards

  • Nasser Al Rahma - Rashid School Award
  • Sayed Ahmad Hashim Al Hashimi - Headmaster's Award
  • Rashid Saeed Ghedair - Sportsman of the Year Award
  • First Secondary dive trip to the Seychelles



  • Abdulla Bashir - Rashid School Award
  • Faisal Jassim Abdulla - Headmaster's Award
  • Nasser Arif Al Rahma - Sportsmen of the Year
  • Faisal Al Khatib - Rashid School Award
  • Celestino Raul Fernandes - Headmaster's Award
  • Rashid Delmook Al Maktoum - Sportsman of the Year Award


  • Mohammed Jassim Al Awadi - Rashid School Award
  • Ali Ismail Al Gargawi - Headmaster's Award
  • Mohammed Ahmed Ali Sultan Al Soboosi - Sportsman of the Year Award
  • Abdul Karim Munir Jamal - Sportsman of the Year Award

  • Six RSB students become the first school group of young Emiratis to reach the Base Camp of Mount Everest


  • Sir Ranulph Fiennes vists RSB as part of the Emirates Festival of Literature. Seen here with Mr Kilsby and Mr Hatcher.


Student Awards

  • Mohammed Abdulla Salem Al Mana - Rashid School Award
  • Rashid Ali Saeed Al Bwardy - Headmaster's Award
  • Saeed Khalifa Al Khamda - Sportsman of the Year Award

  • Mount Kenya Expedition. RSB community raises money to support the Mama Fatuma Orphanage in Nairobi



  • Ahmed Khalid Hussain - Rashid School Award
  • Mohammed Salem Al Aamry - Headmaster's Award
  • Tariq Saeed Al Tayer - Sportsman of the Year
25th Anniversary of RSB



Year 12 China Expedition.


Student Awards

  • Ahmed Anwar Sharaf - Rashid School Award
  • Ahmad Salem Al Aamry - Rashid School Award
  • Mohammed Jamal Al Marri - Rashid School Award
  • Ahmed Khalid Al Abdulghaffer Hussain - Headmaster's Award
  • Mohammed Bin Omair - Sportsman of the Year
  • Borneo Expedition with 18 year 12 students. 



Award Students

  • Abdulrahman Abdulla Al Janahi - Rashid School Award
  • Rashid Khalid Ali Suwaidi - Headmaster's Award
  • Mohammed Ali Singel - Sportsman of the Year
  • Mohammad Saif Mohammad  Ahmad Bin Sulaiman - Arabic & Islamic Studies Award



  • Under 16 RSB Basketball Team win the Dubai Dassa League.



Student Awards

  • Youssef Mohammed Al Owainati - Rashid School Award
  • Abdulrahman Abdulla Al Janahi - Headmaster's Award
  • Mohammed Ahmed Al Hai Al Falasi - Sportsman of the Year
  • Mansoor Jaber Al Harbi - Arabic & Islamic Studies Award
  • Khalifa Al Muheiry - Rashid School Award
  • Mansoor Abdulla Mohammed - Headmaster's Award
  • Saeed Mohammed Saeed Manana Al Ketbi - Sportsman of the Year Award
  • Saeed Rashid Bin Futtais Al Mansoori - Arabic & Islamic Studies Award

  • Eighty hot air balloons take off from RSB as part of the World Air Games.

Student Awards

  • Ahmad Mohammed Obaid Al Mazrooei - Rashid School Award & Headmaster's Award
  • Rashid Ayman Mohammed - Sportsman of the Year
  • Humaid Ahmad Al Falasi - Arabic & Islamic Studies Award
  • Yousef Wafadari - Rashid School Award & Headmaster's Award
  • Diyab Sultan Khaleefa Al Falahi - RSB Sportsman of the Year Award
  • Saif Ahmed Al Mazroui - International Sportsman of the Year Award
  • Fares Salah Al Qassem - Arabic & Islamic Studies Award
  • Zakariaa Hmamu - Rashid School Award
  • Hamad Abdulla Bin Alloba - Headmaster's Award
  • Humaid Matar Al Kaus - Sportsman of the Year
  • Hamad Rashid Al Maqoodi - Arabic & Islamic Studies Award
  • Dubai Cares - Adopt a School Project, Malawi. Funds raised from RSB Carnival help to build a school


Student Awards

  • Majed Fares Rasas - Rashid School Award
  • Mohammad Jamal Buhannad - Headmaster's Award
  • Khaleed Bin Sultan Al Nehayan - Sportsmen of the Year
  • Khalid Mohammed Al Mutaiwaei - Arabic & Islamic Studies Award
  • Mr Kifaya Khan appointed Principal.
  • RSB awarded Winner of the Best Emirati Sports and Fitness School for the third year running.


Student Awards

  • Zayed Bin Almur Al Maktoum - Rashid School Award & Arabic & Islamic Studies Award
  • Abdullah Matar Bel Rafia Al Falasi - Headmaster's Award
  • Abdulla Omar Bin Abid Al Marri - Sportsman of the Year
  • All students move to remote learning.

  • Board of Directors announce plans for the future of RSB and LSG.


Our Longest Serving Members Of Staff -1986/87 to 2021

  • Douglas Cameron - Secondary Head of Design Technology

  • Abdulla Al-Dmour - Primary Head of Arabic and Islamic Studies

  • Oswald Aranha - School Technician

  • Philip Moffat - Head of Catering