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. At GEMS Dubai American Academy, we aim to be good citizens who are:Respectful and inclusive, celebrating diversity
Aspirational and inspirational in pursuit of excellence
Committed to the well-being of people and of the environment
Open-minded, creative, resilient and reflective
Passionate and determined in embracing and driving positive change
Ethical in our actions and accountable for them
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.

Our New Campus
Our world-class campus with premium infrastructure and benefits offers the very highest of international standards, while retaining our outstanding heritage, values and traditions. The location is strategically located at the intersection of Sheikh Zayed Road and Hessa Street at the heart of Dubai in Al Barsha. It puts the school within minutes of the city’s arterial roads such as Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Khail Road and Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, with easy access to the Dubai Metro.

Our students benefit from:
A rigorous curriculum delivered by internationally recruited teachers.
A one-to-one iPad Program in Elementary School, now recognized as an Apple Distinguished School.
A Center of Excellence in Artificial Intelligence with exponential technologies at their disposal.
Partnerships with Carnegie Mellon University, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Microsoft, American University in Dubai and more.
A robust Athletics and Activities Program with leadership opportunities and global experiences.
A strong Guidance and Counseling Program with a team of experienced International College Counselors.


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Admissions Overview

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We are now accepting applications for the 2021/2022 school year. GEMS Dubai American Academy offers an enriched American curriculum with an international perspective for students from KG1 through Grade 12. Graduates earn an accredited American diploma, and have the option of earning the IB Diploma or certificate. The curriculum is based on IB and American standards.
Applications to GEMS Dubai American Academy can be made via the Apply Now link which can be accessed on our website. After an enquiry is submitted, an acknowledgement will be sent containing the next steps of the registration process.

Learning Overview

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Building an inclusive and caring community is integral to our work.
As we develop each child's personal feelings of safety, competence and self-worth, we emphasize the development of caring and respectful attitudes towards others. An atmosphere of trust enables children to question, to take risks, to collaborate, to assume responsibility for independent work and to pursue individual interests. We explore, as much as possible, all the cultures that this world has to offer and at the same time not only explore our differences but realize our common oneness. We believe our commitment to advocating, teaching and respecting a diverse student body from cultures throughout the world, fosters peace, justice and global understanding. We teach to needs of the individual child and know how to use a variety of methods, strategies, and instructional techniques and understand their appropriate fit into the curriculum. We strive to look at curriculum, instruction and assessment as an integrated whole.

Student Leadership

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Students have many opportunities to develop their leadership skills at Dubai American Academy and beyond. Ambassadors, Student Council members and the Innovation Team of students welcome new members to our community, take part in sustainability initiatives and sharing their knowledge through coding labs and workshops. The Middle School Student Council is dedicated to providing leadership opportunities for students, providing services to the school and community, and making the lives of students more enjoyable. Students selected for the Student Council are assigned roles and responsibilities which develop their sense of responsibility and confidence. The Middle School Ambassadors help to welcome new students into the Middle School while developing their own leadership skills. Throughout the year the Ambassadors lead other Middle School students in community building activities. They lead transitional activities for the incoming Grade 6 classes as well as being buddied up with new students entering DAA throughout the year to help ensure a smooth transition.
There are many leadership opportunities in the highschool with student-led clubs and activities as part of CAS such as Model United Nations, TEDx and student organizations. The high school student government serves as a link between students and teachers, organizes social activities, and assists the greater school community in various events and activities throughout the year. Student government members are leaders who demonstrate the qualities of exceptional and successful students. The Co-presidents of the Student Government also serve on the DAA’s Local Advisory Board.


Monday 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM

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