School inspections in Dubai have been temporarily suspended, specifically for the 2024-25 academic year, as confirmed by an official from the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA). This decision aims to improve the educational experience in the emirate's schools. Fatma Belrehif, CEO of Dubai Schools Inspection Bureau (DSIB), clarified to Khaleej Times that this suspension is a temporary measure. In an exclusive conversation with Khaleej Times, Belrehif also discussed potential uniform fee increases for the 2025-26 academic year, stating that any such changes must be approved by the KHDA. The authority announced an Education Cost Index (ECI) of 2.6 per cent in April 2024, allowing private schools to increase tuition fees by up to 5.2 per cent based on their inspection ratings. Although full inspections are paused, the DSIB will focus on specific areas through additional visits in the upcoming academic year. Schools may request full inspections, which will be reviewed and approved based on strategic plans and future goals. Additionally, schools continue to use self-evaluation forms (SEF) to assess their performance and identify areas for improvement.