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Future Fluent by Design

GEMS Dubai American Academy has an enriched American Curriculum that embeds creative design, cutting edge robotics and digital fluencies at its core.

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Beyond Outstanding

GEMS Dubai American Academy is an American Curriculum school with outstanding heritage stretching back to 1998. Founded 20 years ago, it is the only outstanding American Curriculum school in the United Arab Emirates since 2011.

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Individualized Approach

GEMS Dubai American Academy students have been accepted to top universities around the world with a focus on North American destinations, including a variety of Ivy League universities. Finding the right university for our diverse group of students is paramount.

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Student Vigor

We develop our learners not simply to go through the motions, but to go through the emotions. To be invested in their learning, their school, and the worlds within and around them.

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Our Culture of Kindness

Our School's affiliations

Future Fluent Pathways

21st century Future Fluencies across a K-12 interdisciplinary curriculum provide unique experiences for DAA students, with socially meaningful design thinking at the forefront of their learning.

Addressing Global Challenges

Creating communities of innovation and empowering a technologically fluent generation to address pressing global issues.

Harvard Project Zero

DAA is a co-participant in the Creating Communities of Innovation initiative, an 18-month research project aimed at developing bespoke innovations at our school and beyond via an inquiry-driven, intercultural, interdisciplinary community.

Excellence in Academics

DAA has a long history of helping students to achieve excellent IB results. IB Diploma students earned a mean score of 34, which is well above the world average of 29.9, and significantly higher than other IB schools in Dubai. The IB Diploma program is open to all our students and last year 70% of the graduating class elected to complete it.

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Our new world-class campus

GEMS Dubai American Academy is strategically located at the intersection of Shk. Zayed Rd. and Hessa St. at the heart of Dubai. It puts the school within minutes of the city’s arterial roads and has easy access to the Dubai Metro. Our premium infrastructure matches the very highest of international standards, whilst retaining our outstanding heritage, values and traditions.

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GEMS Dubai American Academy

Hessa Street, Sheikh Zayed Road

Al Barsha

Dubai, United Arab Emirates


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  • After-School Activities begin Sunday September 16th. Upcoming events: IB Pathways Night for DAA grade 11 students and parents on Monday September 17th at 6pm.  Senior College Night for DAA grade 12  parents and students on Tuesday September 18th at 6pm.  Elementary back to School Night for parents of (K-Grade 5) on Wednesday September 19th at 5:30pm.  Coffee morning for Middle School parents (grade 6-8) on Thursday September 20th at 8am. 
  • We are currently accepting applications for KG1 to Grade 12 for the Academic Year 2018-2019.
  • To book a Tour of our Campus and learn more about our future-focused program, please call us at +971-4-7049777.