• Language(s) of Instruction


  • Students


  • Principal

    Simon Herbert

  • Age Range

    3 - 19 yrs

  • Fee Range

    AED 51,212 - 77,663

  • Rating

    Good (KHDA)

  • Location

    Dubai Hills

  • Curriculum

    IB Curriculum

  • Grade

    Pre KG to Grade 12

Gems International School (GIS), a GEMS school in Dubai Hills - one of the most prestigious communities in the city - is proud to be part of the GEMS Education network of award winning schools. Reviewed as “functionally outstanding” by Schools Compared and with multiple commendations from the Council of International Schools, we are confident our community is one you and your family will enjoy.

We are committed to delivering the full International Baccalaureate (IB) education Programme for children aged 3-19 (Pre-KG to Grade 12). In doing so we provide the ideal preparation for life beyond school and access to the world’s top universities including the University of Toronto, King's College London, Manchester University and the University of Amsterdam.

As one of the leading GEMS international schools in Dubai, our vision is to provide exceptional quality education to meet the needs of a diverse, international community in an ever-changing world.

At GIS, we offer a personalized approach to learning with a strong emphasis on developing mother tongue languages, innovation, healthy lifestyle and leadership skills. With 97 nationalities, this is a community where people feel at home, no matter where they are from.

By attending GEMS International School – Al Khail, students will also benefit from:

  • A unique mother tongue support program designed to strengthen our students’ home language and encourage bilingualism. Our DP students have access to bilingual diplomas in over 53 mother tongue languages.
  • Our MyHealth Programme is a physically aware community comprising of Pre-K to Grade 12 students, parents and teachers. Bringing them together each day to create balance, wellness and happiness through a vast range of activities.
  • Strong emphasis on character and leadership development, ensuring our students develop their EQ alongside their IQ.
  • Our qualified teachers undergo rigorous and continuous IB accredited training to promote their awareness of current educational practices and new thinking, several of whom are accredited IB trainers.
  • A truly international environment with 98 nationalities represented, with no single nationality above 14%.
  • Purpose built facilities are in place to deliver an exceptional IB education: 12 dedicated science labs, a digitally connected design wing, advance communication teaching facilities including an on-site green screen studio, music recording studio, 2 gymnasiums, large outdoor playground, 2 swimming pools and a black box theatre just a few of the many resources on hand.
  • Our first graduating IDBP students scored higher than the world average
  • IB Career-related Programme

For more information about this truly international IB school in Dubai, please follow the links below and a member of the team will be in touch.

GIS Principal

Simon Herbert

The values of respect and trust, aligned to ambition, are paramount in a large and successful international school. With over 98 nationalities in our student body, respect for others is at the heart of our school. Respect engenders confidence, kindness and trust. We trust our students and faculty to be creative, critical thinkers, to take responsibility and to work hard. This in turn fosters an atmosphere in which students are not afraid to take risks, where they can ‘fail well’ and learn from their mistakes, building resilience within a caring environment. Student leadership has been commended regularly and widely at GIS, and this derives from our values of respect and trust.


  • Athletics Fields
  • Games & Sports Field/Pitches
  • Center of Excellence for Aviation, Aeronautics and Space  
  • Indoor Sports Multipurpose Hall
  • Professional Level Audio Studio
  • Professional Level TV Recording Studio With Green Screens
  • Design Innovation Areas Fitted With a 3D Printers
  • Design Labs Fitted With Product Design Equipment
  • Electronics Lab Fitted for Secondary School With Maker-Space Studio and Robotics Lab
  • Maker-Space Design Areas for Primary School
  • Primary School Library
  • Secondary School Library
  • Performing Arts Centre / Black Box Theatre
  • Primary School Playground Areas
  • School Cafeteria and School Cafe
  • School Transportation
  • Science Laboratories
  • Secure Campus
  • Swimming Pool
  • Technology Labs
  • Parent Café


GEMS International School - Al Khail
  • Dubai Hills

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