Welcome to GEMS Dubai American Academy


A focus on the Future embedded throughout the program provides our students with a world-class educational experience, empowering them to become the next generation of leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs. Beyond our rigorous academic program, we prepare our students to lead successful lives through the exceptional diversity of our community and extracurricular experiences that contribute to the development of the whole person.

From the Superintendent/CEO

Dr. Ethan Hildreth
At Dubai American Academy (DAA), our community includes classmates, faculty, staff, and parents who encourage and love each of our students. When you feel support and care, you are free to DREAM.

Explore Our Culture

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    Leading Innovation 

    Embedding creative design, cutting-edge robotics and digital fluencies at our core.

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    American/IB Curriculum

    Academic expectations that support and challenge each individual learner.

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    Culture of Kindness

    Our culture of kindness throughout the school promotes positive behavior in each of our students.


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    Beyond DAA

    We prepare our students for outstanding success beyond high school. Meet our proud alumni.

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    Student Life

    What is day to day student life like at DAA? Read our spotlight stories to find out.

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    Outstanding Since 2011

    DAA is the only American Curriculum school rated "Outstanding" by KHDA since 2011.

Under Way with Some
Exciting Enhancements

We are very excited to announce upcoming enhancements to our already state-of-the-art campus, including a new student wellbeing center, a new middle school building, increased sports facilities, an enhanced student canteen, and new sustainability elements.

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Outstanding IB Results!

Congratulations to DAA students for their outstanding IB results

Latest Stories


Learning at DAA

Future-focused is at the epicenter of our approach to curriculum and define the learning experience for all students

The DAA Community

  • Faizal and Safeena

    Parents of students in grades 4 and 6 at DAA

    "Our children are resilient, but a move to a new city, and a new school, can be extremely stressful.  We have been so happy, and so fortunate, that DAA has provided such a welcoming, family environment to our kids.  They needed to feel part of a community, and somehow even with a large population, our boys have been able to connect very closely to their grade community, their level community, and the overall DAA family."

  • Reine Assaad

    Parent since 2010

    “The parent involvement is one of the reasons we are at DAA. There is such a feeling of transparency and real feedback about your kids. You feel a sense of belonging to the school community and we are proud of this”


Ready for the Future?