• Language(s) of Instruction


  • Students


  • Principal

    Dr Saima Rana

  • Age Range

    2 to 19 yrs

  • Fee Range

    AED 41,200– 120,608

  • Rating

    Very Good (KHDA)

  • Location

    AL Barsha

  • Curriculum

    IB Curriculum

  • Grade

    Nursery - Grade 12

GEMS World Academy - Dubai (GWA) is a KHDA rated ‘Very Good’ Nursery to Grade 12 (ages 2-19) international school, and is authorised by the world-renowned International Baccalaureate (IB) organisation to offer all four IB programmes.

Established in 2008, the Academy is a member of the GEMS network of schools and currently hosts over 1200 students from over 80 different nationalities in a 21st century learning environment. Students have access to a broad range of world class facilities and learning experiences, facilitated by our multicultural and multilingual international staff of educators with over 900 years of combined IB experience.

Located on Al Khail Road in the Al Barsha South area of Dubai, GEMS World Academy – Dubai is conveniently located a short drive from the Meadows, Springs, Lakes, Arabian Ranches and Dubai Hills developments as well as both the Mall of the Emirates and Dubai Mall.

Our Nursery offers a Reggio inspired programme from age 2 leading into an IB programme from age 3. The IB is split into four programmes: the Primary Years Programme for students aged 3 to 12; the Middle Years Programme for students aged 12 to 16; the Diploma Programme; and the Career-related Programme, which is a qualification for entrance into further education.

The school’s large campus is home to an outstanding range of facilities, which includes a 400m athletics track, tennis courts, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, a 620 seat auditorium, a green-screen room, a recording studio and our very own 3D planetarium. We also a run a ‘Bring Your Own Educational Device’ programme, which encourages tech integration across all subject areas.

GEMS World Academy – Dubai offers an extensive Language Institute and Entrepreneurship Hub in addition to over 120 Enrichment Programmes. The Enrichment Programmes include clubs and teams in sports, arts and academics. In many cases the core activities will be staffed by highly experienced GWA staff as Internal Enrichment Opportunities. External Enrichment Opportunities, such as golf, swimming, cross-country, basketball, rock-climbing, horseback riding, skiing, dance and martial arts are also provided on or off campus by external companies. Intercultural understanding involves recognizing and reflecting on one’s own perspective, as well as the perspectives of others. In our own highly diverse international community the learning of not only another language, but the preservation and understanding of one’s mother tongue is critical. GEMS World Academy - Dubai is proud to offer the UAE's largest mother tongue programme of any school in the UAE with 14 languages; Arabic, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, French, Italian, Swedish, Hindi, German, Turkish, Korean, Dutch, Danish and Portuguese.

For more information about this world class private independent school in Dubai, please follow the links below.

Dr Saima Rana

At GEMS World Academy – Dubai, we provide an award-winning education. We have huge ambition and aspiration for every student, and our commitment to their success is combined with excellent pastoral support to make sure that students feel safe, secure and successful at all times.

Our students develop a passion for learning and a capacity for independent thinking. We have a strong record of academic success, which is reflected in our outstanding IB results. True to the aims of our founder, we encourage intellectual curiosity and entrepreneurial spirit, and we foster a real sense of communal endeavour.

We are an inclusive, positive, stimulating, demanding and open-minded community. We enable our students to discover genuine interests that extend beyond the classroom, and to express themselves by encouraging a broad understanding of the world, a social conscience and a considered approach to other people. We strive to ensure that GEMS World Academy – Dubai students have an understanding of their place in society, both locally and globally, and that they seek to always make a positive impact upon it.

We experiment, we demand, we persevere. GEMS World Academy – Dubai is a place with high expectations, relentless ambition and real scholarship, where courtesy and manners matter. GEMS World Academy – Dubai is a place where hard work and a genuine commitment to achieve will create those avenues to success.



  • Athletics Tracks
  • Audio Visual/Media Studio
  • 600+ Seats Auditorium/Theatre
  • Basketball Courts
  • Climbing Wall
  • Games & Sports Field/Pitches
  • Indoor Sports Hall
  • Library
  • Medical Centre
  • Parent Café
  • Performing Arts Centre/Studios
  • Planetarium
  • Playground
  • Prayer Space
  • School Cafeteria
  • School Transport
  • Science Laboratories
  • Secure Campus
  • 50m Swimming Pool
  • Technology Labs
  • Tennis Court
  • Uniform Shop
  • WiFi
  • Careers and Counselling Hub
  • DP Student Lounge
  • Innovation Hub
  • Language Institute Hub


GEMS World Academy - Dubai
  • Al Barsha

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