• Language(s) of Instruction


  • Students


  • Principal

    Jan Steel

  • Age Range

    3 to 11 yrs

  • Fee Range

    AED 39,328 - 49,588

  • Location

    Al Mizhar

  • Curriculum

    British Curriculum

  • Grade

    FS1 - Year 7

We encourage creativity and critical-thinking alongside stimulating and inspirational learning experiences. Situated near a popular family area, GEMS Royal Dubai School educates children from the ages of 3 (FS1) to 11 (Year 6) and offers an outstanding holistic education that extends beyond the New National Curriculum for England. Our focus is to meet the needs of each and every one of our learners so that they are equipped with the lifelong skills, ready to embrace the challenges of an ever-changing world.

Outside of the classroom, we motivate students to develop their strengths through our extensive range of Extra-Curricular Activities (ECAs). We believe that a focus on a student’s personal development promotes positive attitudes to learning inside the classroom.

  • RDS is one of the leading British primary schools in Dubai
  • RDS achieved the highest KHDA rating for Innovation, Social Studies, Moral Education and National Agenda
  • We are an accredited High Performance Learning World Class school in association with Professor Deborah Eyre and a COBIS member recognising British International schools of global quality

GEMS Royal Dubai School has gone from strength-to-strength since it first opened its doors in 2005, achieving a parent satisfaction rate of 93% and attaining a nomination for "Best Primary School in Dubai" in 2021. Our ‘family feel’ ethos and friendly atmosphere are complemented by a commitment to excellence in both academic and personal development. The National Curriculum for England inspires many questions and opportunities, and the reality of an individual approach means that variety and breadth are essential. That’s why we provided the latest facilities in order to support both the academic classes and extra-curricular activities offered to our students.

Jan Steel

Dear Parents,

I am delighted to be able to welcome you to GEMS Royal Dubai School (RDS), our Outstanding-rated, high-performing, inclusive and family-oriented community in the heart of Mirdif. At RDS, our students are empowered to learn and develop and supported to become successful and confident contributors in an ever-changing world.

Choosing the right school for your child is one of the most important decisions that you will make. Just like you, we believe that the happiness and success of your child are key foundations upon which their future is built; that is why we are a school where every child is valued, every child is encouraged to give their very best, and every child has the chance to grow in confidence by participating in a wide range of inspirational learning experiences.

We pride ourselves on being an extraordinary community where people matter, where a passion for excellence drives everything we do. We are committed to offering a real breadth of education, feeding our students’ minds, while caring passionately about their character development, wellbeing and happiness.

Our outstanding staff are dedicated to delivering a rich curriculum and programme of activities that challenge our students to explore ideas for themselves, whether engaged in learning in the classroom or through musical, artistic, sporting, enterprising or charitable activities.

I can draw on my experience of successfully leading and improving different schools in the UK for over ten years as the RDS team and I together build on the amazing work at our school and continue to improve the educational experience for our students.

I am committed to working in close partnership with parents to ensure every child’s success. Our community is built upon the vision of ‘Achieving Excellence Together’; it is a place where students, teachers and parents are committed, ambitious and positive. We provide a solid foundation that is supportive and inclusive, where we welcome and celebrate every individual.

I am deeply committed to ensuring students are given every opportunity to experience exceptional learning opportunities in enabling environments – safe, happy, challenged and successful. Students, staff and parents feeling proud of their efforts and achievements are key drivers for me professionally. Inspiring others to drive forward to reach their goals, never giving up when faced with challenge, is for me what ‘Achieving Excellence Together’ is all about.

I very much look forward to welcoming you to RDS in person and having the chance to introduce you to our wonderful, happy school.

Jan Steel



  • FS & Primary Libraries
  • Multipurpose Hall With Stage
  • Outdoor Basketball
  • Netball & Tennis Courts
  • Outdoor Sports Field
  • Shaded FS Play Areas Directly Accessible from Each FS Classroom
  • Creative Arts Taught in Separate Suites for Music
  • Drama & Art
  • Innovation Lab
  • ICT Suite
  • FS Creative Learning Zone
  • Science Laboratory
  • 2 Swimming Pools; One Learner Pool (0.5m Depth) and a 25m Six Lane Pool (1.5m Depth)
  • Wellbeing Room


GEMS Royal Dubai School
  • Al Mizhar

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