Best ACT Prep Centers in Dubai
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The 5 Best ACT Prep Centers in Dubai

Taking admissions exams for college can be daunting, much more so if you take the ACT 一 the American College Testing. Our children did so much better when they went to an ACT training center for preparations.

Thankfully, we didn’t have to go far because there are several ones found throughout the city. To find out which ones are worth the money, we went and asked around to give you Dubai’s best ACT prep centers.

How much does it cost to join an ACT prep center in Dubai?

The cost of joining an ACT prep center depends on the duration and the type of preparation being availed of. Some even recommend a specific duration based on the student’s needs and requirements.

To get you started, ACT Prep classes cost around AED3500 to AED8000. These usually get you around 30 to 70 hours worth of classes.

How We Picked Dubai’s Best ACT Prep Centers

Before we get right into our list of Dubai’s best ACT prep centers, here are the factors we considered for our entries on this list:

Coverage –  First and foremost, we wanted to consider the overall syllabus of these ACT prep centers because this shows how much each student can learn for the important exam they are taking.
Credentials – We also considered the accreditations of the business, as well as the educational background of the staff.
Flexibility – It was also important for us to consider the different class setups it offers because each student learns differently, and the environment greatly affects their comprehension.
Accessibility – Lastly, we also included the scheduling system and the number of branches it has in the city because it must be easy for students to attend its classes.

1. Score Plus – The Princeton Review

Score Plus - The Princeton Review
SERVICESACT prep, SAT prep, IELTS prep, TOEFL prep, EMSAT prep
ADDRESSBur Dubai - Office # 506, Sultan Business Center - next to Lamcy Residence - Oud Metha - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

OPERATING HOURSEvery day:10 am - 8 pm
Coverage★★★★☆ (4/5)
Credentials★★★★★ (5/5)
Flexibility★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Accessibility★★★★★ (5/5)

Partnered with the world’s leading test preparation service provider, The Princeton Review, for many exams for further learning and professional accreditation, Score Plus offers high-quality educational services.

We love that it collaborates with leading international educational companies from North America and Europe to deliver effective international learning materials, structured testing methodologies, and personalized counseling processes.

Since it collaborates with The Princeton Review, this means that its review materials address every student’s learning needs, test-taking abilities, and skills and personal development.

This test center also covers all the areas ACT exams cover such as  English, Reading, Math, and Science, with the addition of an optional essay writing section.

However, we think that its focus relies too heavily on the different kinds of questions and problems the taker with find during the exam rather than Score Plus equipping its students with the right set of skill sets to solve different questions and problems.

On top of that, its flexibility is not its strong suit. Heavily reliant on the budget of the student, Score Plus does not even offer online and remote review sessions.

However, it makes up for it by letting its students have control over the schedule of its reviews. We appreciate that its accessibility also allows students to do extracurricular activities, which are just as important when applying for college.


  • Collaborates with internationally leading review centers
  • Covers all the ACT subject areas
  • Offers students control over review schedules


  • The review focuses too much on the technicalities of the exams
  • Does not offer online reviews

Client Reviews

We wholeheartedly recommend Scroreplus

“We have been associated with Scoreplus for the past 1.5 years. We convey our sincere thanks to all the subject teachers, Seema Ma’am, the mentors, and the admin. for their valuable guidance, constant support, and cooperation throughout the journey of my daughter’s placement in a reputed university abroad. Scoreplus is one of the best Education Consultants in Dubai. We wholeheartedly recommend Scroreplus.” – Payel Basu, Google Reviews

I had a really good experience with them

“I had a really good experience with them. I was properly guided and the entire process was hassle-free. They were very accessible and spontaneous in responding to my queries.” – ASHWIN, Google Reviews

2. Knowledge Point

Knowledge Point
SERVICESACT prep, SAT prep, IELTS prep, TOEFL prep, EMSAT prep
ADDRESS168, Salah Al Din Street, Office #M10, Mezzanine floor, Speedex Center Building, (Near Abu Baker Al Siddique Metro Station), Exit 1, Opp Kim’s Clinic, Deira – Dubai.
CONTACT DETAILS+971 5559 87624 , +9715559 87625, +971 5559 87626, 04 262 4880

[email protected]

OPERATING HOURSSaturday to Thursday: 10 am - 9:30 pm

Friday: 10 am - 6 pm

Coverage★★★★☆ (4/5)
Credentials★★★★★ (5/5)
Flexibility★★★★☆ (4/5)
Accessibility★★★★★ (5/5)

Founded by Mr. Abdullah Madani and Ms. Murlidhar in 1995, Knowledge Point is consistently being recognized for its experienced teaching faculty.

We love that it is approved and acknowledged by the country’s Knowledge and Human Development Authority. On top of that it is partnered with multiple education institutes such as the IELTS, Coursetakers, and the Global Association for Quality Management.

It is also amazing that it covers all of the subjects that one will encounter in the ACT exam. It also provides student-centered training in each batch to concentrate on the techniques and tips.

This means that Knowledge Point also equips its students with the right kind of training to tackle different challenges one can face during exams.

However, its expert trainers are only specialized in English and Mathematics, leaving the other subjects often lacking in detail.

Despite that, we love that it offers ACT prep courses that are both available online and offline. For those needing special requirements, it also creates customized courses.

However, all of its training sessions are in a classroom setup, which means there are no individual follow-ups to the customized ACT preps it makes.

It is brought up by the fact that Knowledge Point continues to be flexible with its schedule in relation to the student’s availability.


  • Acknowledge by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority
  • Provides student-centered training
  • Courses available online and offline
  • Flexible in relation to student’s availability


  • Expert trainers only specialize in English and Math
  • Training is only conducted in classroom setups

Client Reviews

Everyone working in the Institute made my studies really easy and enjoyable

“At Knowledge Point Institute UAE,  I acquired great knowledge about my own abilities and limitations.

Studying at that institute has helped me communicate well with all sorts of people from different countries. I took serious responsibility for my learning because everyone working in the Institute made my studies really easy and enjoyable especially Miss Joy and Miss Mara.

Now I’m in the United to showcase all that I have studied and more.” –Anams Frances, Google Reviews

Looking forward to learning more

“Interestingly the Practicals are amazing hands-on experimenting. I am having a good time with everyone, having my friends side by side and experiencing this moment together is so wonderful, and actually Fun. It’s been an interesting journey so far. Thank you to our homeroom Teacher Ma’am Melita, and to all at Knowledge Point Institute. Looking forward to learning more. Good Luck Everyone on the Mock Exams and the finals!!!” – Miss Estep, Google Reviews

3. Brighter Prep

Brighter Prep
SERVICESACT prep, SAT prep, IELTS prep, TOEFL prep, EMSAT prep
ADDRESSUnit 1706, 1 Lake Plaza, Cluster T, Near Sobha Realty Metro Station, JLT - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Has 1 more location in the city

CONTACT DETAILS971 042428518, 971 552007539

OPERATING HOURSEvery day: 10 am - 9 pm
Coverage★★★★★ (5/5)
Credentials★★★★★ (5/5)
Flexibility★★★★☆ (4/5)
Accessibility★★★★☆ (4/5)

Operating on the philosophy that each student has their own version of what “best” is for them, Brighter Prep specializes in building a customized roadmap for students, families, and professionals.

More than accreditations and partnerships, this prep center proves that its track record more than speaks for itself with its students moving on to go to universities such as UCLA, Cambridge, Harvard, Stanford, and many more.

Most of the reason why it has such exemplary results is because more than the coverage of all the subjects in the ACT exam, Brighter Prep also provides other advantages during the student’s time there.

Besides classes, the prep center also has consultants who are graduates of top universities in the US, the UK, and Singapore, ready to offer firsthand knowledge and wisdom.

It also offers one-on-one consultations when it is time for students to apply for colleges.

However, its weakest point is the fact it only has online and classroom classes, with the exception of its one-on-one consultations, which really do not directly affect the improvement of a student’s scores in the mock and actual exams.

We were also disappointed to know that ACT classes are only conducted three times a week, which means students will have to really compromise on other school activities if they want to go here.


  • Graduates here have gotten into world-renowned universities
  • Provides one-on-one consultations for college applications
  • Customizes individual roadmaps for each student


  • Only online and classroom setups
  • Fixed ACT classes only

Client Reviews

I had developed so much

“In my 4 years of stay at Brighter Prep, I had developed so much professionally.

I felt it was my second home. I never felt alone on any occasion.

The teacher selection process was very good and they made sure that only the best of the best trainers are selected to teach.” – sohail rehman, Google Reviews

The Brighter Prep team has stood by my side

“The services provided by the Brighter Prep’s team to help and guide me through my application process are exceptional, to say the least. Throughout my journey to get admission into highly competitive universities to pursue one of the most challenging courses, the Brighter Prep team has stood by my side and helped me through all the necessary steps and even guided me through my gap year in such a way that I learn more in the year about the course I will be studying as well as build up a profile that attracts universities. Ashwini ma’am especially had motivated me the most throughout the 2 years to complete my applications and not lose hope. In the beginning, she had given me a step-by-step guide on what I had to do for my applications and how I had to achieve my goals and always kept track of my progress.

I would not be where I am and achieve what I have achieved without Brighter Prep and its incredible team.” – Mawia Fathima, Google Reviews

4. Proper Choice

Proper Choice
SERVICESACT prep, SAT prep, IELTS prep, TOEFL prep, EMSAT prep
ADDRESSOffice No. #317, Al Mozna Building, Near Al Nahda Metro Station Exit (2), Landmark: Commercial Bank of Dubai - Al Qusais 1, Dubai - UAE

[email protected]

OPERATING HOURSEvery day: 10 am - 9 pm
Coverage★★★★★ (5/5)
Credentials★★☆☆☆ (2/5)
Flexibility★★☆☆☆ (2/5)
Accessibility★★★★★ (5/5)

With the plan to bridge the gap between what students learn in school and what is actually required for international standardized tests, Proper Choice helps them learn a range of exam preparation courses with unique methodology.

Its expert instructors cater to its students in groups but individually guide them in the right direction by facilitating and coaching them when needed.

This means that Proper Choice conducts a diagnostic test, which evaluates each student’s strengths and weaknesses, and accordingly, sessions are planned.

After it conducts mock exams, its instructors give feedback to the students and parents to monitor their progress, throughout the entire course. 

We love that not only does it equip students with the knowledge needed to answer questions, but also tips and tricks that can help them save time during the exam.

However, Proper Choice really lacks credentials or acclaim when it comes to track records of its instructors.

On top of that, it only conducts training sessions in a classroom setting, and the only thing making up for this is the fact that the diagnostic test and feedback are at least individualized.

When it comes to accessibility, though, we love that it only has a required amount of time needed to finish the course, with the student having the freedom to schedule this.


  • Expert instructors equip students with knowledge and tips on exam-taking
  • Gives students the freedom to schedule their classes
  • Individualized feedback and diagnostics


  • Lacks accreditations
  • Only offers classroom setups for its classes

Client Reviews

It’s obvious they love what they do

“I highly recommend Proper Choice Training Institute. Teachers are experienced and it’s obvious they love what they do. They always make sure you absolutely understand the topic, if not they explain it in detail and do their best for your success. In general, the staff is very welcoming and so easy to deal with.” –Vladlena Saidova, Google Reviews

Choosing this institute for my preparation was the best decision I made

“The concepts were explained really well, in detail with lots of practice questions. choosing this institute for my preparation was the best decision I made.” – 

Hibah Rahman, Google Reviews

5. UniHawk

SERVICESACT prep, SAT prep, IELTS prep, TOEFL prep, EMSAT prep
ADDRESS17-01, Al Saqr Business Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, UAE

Has 1 more location in the city

CONTACT DETAILS+971 50 877 8589

[email protected]

OPERATING HOURSEvery day: 9 am - 9 pm
Coverage★★★★☆ (4/5)
Credentials★★★★☆ (4/5)
Flexibility★★★★★ (5/5)
Accessibility★★★★★ (5/5)

With a special approach to its students through socialization, externalization, combination, and internalization, UniHawk can understand students’ personal goals and help them navigate that transition process of getting into a university.

More than just covering all the subjects of the ACT exam, this test center also offers US admissions counseling, profile building, and psychometric testing, all of which can give a student the edge to get into their dream US universities.

However, when it comes to the actual academics of the ACT exam, it does not really offer anything special in its methodology.

On top of that, it does not have accreditations, but what it does have is an excellent track record of its students getting into top-notch universities.

It has students who have gone on to study at the University of Toronto, UCLA, The University of Chicago, and many more.

We also love that it offers different ACT programs which are done in groups, one-on-ones, and its popular hybrid setup that allows students to combine the group lessons from one component of the test and take personalized classes for another.

Its ACT course is also valid for 12 months starting on the date the student starts, which means that the student can finish it as fast or as slow as they want to, depending on their schedule.


  • Flexible coverage for accident insurance plans
  • Wide range of benefits for clients
  • Excellent customer service


  • Coverage is only flexible if you get the most expensive plan

Client Reviews

UniHawk was a big help

“Throughout my son’s admissions process, UniHawk was a big help.

From the first day, till he arrived at his hostel room and began attending lectures, they expertly directed us.

We managed to receive offers from some of the world’s best universities.

I want to express my gratitude for their assistance, collaboration, and support during the procedure.” –Hifzur Rahman, Google Reviews

The uni hawk team gave me the best support

“I traveled with uni hawk for around 2 years before I zeroed in on universities and applications. Throughout this span the uni hawk team gave me the best support. Uni hawk also helped me through my IELTS and visa process, cause of which I had a smooth process in getting placed in my desired university.” – charan dhev, Google Reviews

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