• Language(s) of Instruction


  • Principal

    Thomas Mathew

  • Age Range

    3 to 17 yrs

  • Fee Range

    AED 7,648 - 16,182

  • Rating

    Very Good

  • Location

    Al Warqa

  • Curriculum

    Indian Curriculum

  • Grade

    KG to Grade 12

Established in 1968, the GEMS Our Own English High School – Dubai, is one of the oldest schools in the UAE, which prides itself on the high quality education it provides for thousands of students from around the world. This enviable track record of success has made this Indian curriculum school one of the most sought after schools in Dubai.

Welcoming children from kindergarten to grade 12, we deliver an exceptional standard of education in line with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi, India.

Located in Al Warqa 3, in the bustling and cosmopolitan city of Dubai, we teach our students in a bright, stimulating and comfortable environment that gives them the support they need to achieve across many areas – from academics and music, to sports, arts and drama.

As an Indian curriculum school, we prepare students for the All India Secondary Schools Examination at the end of grade 10, and the All India Senior School Certificate Examination at the end of grade 12. From there, our students are accepted into some of the most prestigious universities and colleges around the world.

The sprawling air conditioned campus of this international school in Dubai boasts a diverse range of state-of-the-art facilities. This includes two spacious libraries, eight ICT labs, eight science laboratories, an art studio, a music studio, an environmental and international activity room, a maths lab, two shaded play areas, a 600-seater auditorium and an incredible range of P.E. resources.

At GEMS Our Own English High School, we like to make the most of these facilities by offering a diverse range of extra-curricular activities for every child to enjoy. With physical activities like athletics, swimming, volleyball, table tennis and basketball, and more creative pursuits like visual and performing arts, every child will be able to find their niche.

For more information about this leading GEMS English-language school in Dubai, please follow the links below.

Thomas Mathew

Welcome to the flagship school of GEMS Education, GEMS Our Own English High School, Dubai, which has the rare distinction of being a school of three generations.

Since 1968, GEMS Our own Dubai has created a legacy of safe and vibrant learning and ranks among one of the most sought-after schools in the UAE. The trajectory of the growth of the school from humble beginnings of 27 pupils and 3 teachers to its present indomitable stature of over 10,000 students and 500 staff is indeed remarkable. The school stands well-equipped with the state-of-the-art facilities like the Sports Complex, Astro Turf and integrated ICT facilities.

GEMS Our Own Dubai has the distinction of receiving Very Good rating for five consecutive years by DSIB, the Inspection Bureau of KHDA and Outstanding Rating for the Health and Safety of the school, right from the inception of school inspections in 2010. Being a constant fixture in the list of the best educational institutions accredited by the KHDA, we are proud to be the first choice for all discerning parents.

Sculpted in the GEMS Core values, our alumni have created a niche for themselves in every conceivable field of work in countries across the globe.

GEMS Our Own Dubai, one of the largest girls’ schools in the world, is more than just a school – we are a family. Working closely and collaboratively with our parents, we provide holistic education to our students, equipping them with the knowledge and skills they need to go out into the practical world with enthusiasm and confidence.

Leadership, we believe, isn't a position or title, it is action and example. It is therefore our endeavour to achieve excellence guided always by the GEMS core values and our inspiring motto 'Lead Kindly Light'.

As we move into a future of innovative learning and discovery, I urge you all to be guided by the wisdom of His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Father of the Nation: ‘Future generations will be living in a world that is very different from that to which we are accustomed. It is essential that we prepare ourselves and our children for that new world’.

Best Wishes,
Thomas Mathew
Executive Principal & CEO


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Our Own English High School - Dubai

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