Mohan Valrani

Mohan Valrani Founder and Chairman



I would like to welcome you to Arcadia, a wonderful, warm and inclusive family community school that places every child’s wellbeing, personal development and academic fulfilment at the heart of all they do. Whilst we are a through-school offering learning from Foundation Stage through to the A-Level programme of the National Curriculum for England, we are fortunate to have two state-of-the-art campuses, that have been purpose-built for enrichment, personal growth and instilling a love of learning, vital for preparing every one of our children for whatever the future will hold for them. Our site is split into two campuses, which allow our teachers to focus on different areas and approaches to learning, relevant to developmental ages, and present contrasting learning environments that stretch, challenge and help create independence and ambition.

With direct encouragement from a forward-thinking government, private sector education in Dubai is growing to fill the needs of a burgeoning population with discerning taste in development standards for their children and the means to pursue them. We have positioned Arcadia in the direct path of this development by working with the authorities to ensure that every child in Dubai who comes to us has the benefit of a first-class, academic education. Education is the beating heart of a thriving society and we are proud to be leading new developments in modern education.

After a lifetime in business in Dubai, I founded Arcadia because I believe that private enterprise in the field of education holds the key to the future of the world we live in. Our vision is clear, to nurture and develop life-long learning in all of our children within a framework of values that will ready them for the challenges of developing into adulthood. With an altruistic outlook, respect for others, compassionate disposition, sense of integrity, adventure and a determination to succeed, we expect our students to aspire to become truly global citizens who will be prepared to stand up, stand out and make a difference. By providing the very best teachers and leaders, staying ahead of the innovation curve, providing world-class facilities and building lasting relationships with our families, we truly believe your children will gain a first-class education and every parent will remain part of the Arcadia family too.

I thank you for trusting Arcadia to nurture your child and wish to assure you that we will do what we can to meet their dreams and to support them through their challenges. This will always remain my personal commitment to you.


  • Forbes Middle East 2014 Award for Top Indian Leaders in the Arab World
  • Lifetime Achievement Award from CPI Media Group sponsored by Dubai Economic Department, National Bank of Abu Dhabi & Etisalat, November 2014 (
  • 20 Years of Giving (1994 – 2014) from Rashid Centre for the Disabled, 2014
  • The Dubai Chapter of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India Achievement Award, 2014
  • Rashid Paediatric Therapy Centre Award
  • Thomas Orthodox Cathedral, Dubai Award for Outstanding Contribution in the field of education & social activities in the region (2001-2012)
  • Asian Business Achiever Award, 2012
  • Appreciation Certificate from the Indian High School for continuing commitment to the institution
  • Human Achievers Foundation Award for Excellence in Education, 2012
  • Institute of Directors (IOD) Award, May 02, 2013
  • Public Recognition Award for major personal contribution to international humanitarian cooperation, the provision of charity support to disabled children and the development of friendly relations between the peoples of the Russian Federation and the United Arab Emirates, 2011
  • Masala Awards 2011 for Asian Business Achievement
  • Human Achievers Foundation’s Asian Achievers Award 2011, presented to Mr Mohan Valrani
  • Xponent Media FZ LLC presented its Pacesetters Award 2013 to Mr Mohan Valrani award for outstanding vision, leadership & achievement
  • Medal from the Institute of Economic Studies (IES)
  • Award from the India Club, in recognition of service as an advisor from 2006-2010
  • India Club’s Award of Excellence, 2008