Celebrating 20 Years

Welcome to GEMS Dubai American Academy

GEMS Dubai American Academy (DAA) is GEMS Education's flagship American school. Offering both an enriched American Curriculum and the International Baccalaureate Diploma to students from around the world, DAA prepares its students for success in the world's most prestigious universities and colleges. 

DAA is the only American curriculum school in Dubai to receive the KHDA rating of Outstanding, and has received this rating since 2011.  Read the most current KHDA report here.

Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, DAA is one of the most sought after American schools in Dubai.  The school's outstanding heritage is coupled with its future-fluent program which embeds creative design, edge robotics and digital fluencies at its core.   Through teaching, learning and innovation, students develop a mastery of multiple literacies and fluencies to support genuine world-class learning, personal growth and future readiness. DAA offers a diverse range of extra-curricular, athletic, and leadership opportunities to enrich the holistic development of each student. 

Our staff teaches and inspires excellence in academics and life-long learning skills by continually reviewing and building an enriched American curriculum, promoting student achievement, encouraging integrity and nurturing a desire to learn.

At GEMS Dubai American Academy, we believe:

  • In the individual's unconditional worth and potential
  • That by demonstrating compassion and fairness in working and living with individuals, we earn their trust and respect
  • School should cultivate imagination and instill an appreciation for learning as a joyful, lifelong pursuit
  • An atmosphere of trust enables children to question, to take risks, to collaborate, to assume responsibility for independent work and to pursue individual interests
  • That honesty and integrity are best taught by being modeled
  • Significant accomplishments are achieved through perseverance and hard work
  • That all children require patience, nurturing and love to achieve full potential
  • That quality education empowers the individual and expands options throughout life, and that educators, students and parents do this by building bridges of trust, communication and common goals
  • That our commitment to advocating, teaching and respecting a diverse student body from cultures throughout the world, fosters peace, justice and global understanding


Join GEMS Dubai American Academy on the journey of student development. Click here to apply for admission, or call 04 704 9777 for more information.