GEMS Indian Schools In Dubai and the UAE

Looking for the best Indian schools in Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi and more? Check GEMS Education’s list of Indian Curriculum schools, compare their features and select the one that suits your child’s educational needs best. 

There are two key versions of the Indian Curriculum, both of which are becoming increasingly recognised and accepted outside India: the CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) and the CISCE (Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations). At GEMS, we offer both pathways.

Pick a GEMS CBSE School in Dubai and the UAE

Designed and developed by the National Council of Educational Research and Training in New Delhi, the CBSE curriculum prepares students for the All India CBSE Secondary Schools Examination at age 16 (end of Grade 10) and the All India Senior School Certificate Examination at age 18 (end of Grade 12). 

The curriculum is offered in numerous countries around the globe and is known to be the ideal springboard for success in India’s competitive exams for elite engineering and medical institutions. In addition, students of this curriculum in the UAE have gone on to excel in universities around the world. 

Our CBSE schools in the UAE offer this popular Indian Curriculum together with the educational expertise and exceptional amenities that GEMS strives to offer. Whether you’re looking for a CBSE school in Dubai for the crucial Grade 11 and Grade 12 years or enrolling your little one in kindergarten, rest assured that you’re making the right choice. 

Explore the CISCE Curriculum in the UAE 

The CISCE curriculum prepares students for the ICSE (Indian Certificate of Secondary Education) examination in Grade 10 and the ISC (Indian School Certificate) examination in the final year of secondary school in Grade 12.

CISCE focuses on practical skills and a complete approach to education, which emphasises not just on the sciences but also focuses on the arts, languages and humanities. Known for its keen focus on English-language skills in particular and its broad and in-depth scope of studies, the CISCE stream is often cited for its exacting standards of excellence.


At our Indian curriculum schools in India and overseas, students benefit from a highly supportive system that encourages them to strive to reach their full potential. Both Indian curricula offered at our schools give students of all abilities and aptitudes the chance to achieve their very best in a broad range of subjects. These include: 

  • Business studies
  • Information technology
  • Indian languages
  • Maths, English and the sciences
  • The arts

The CBSE & the CISCE

The CBSE and the CISCE open exciting doors for students, as Indian universities are closely interlinked with both secondary school systems. This means students can access India’s best higher education institutions.

The Indian curriculum is also rapidly gaining recognition beyond the borders of India. Students at our GEMS Indian curriculum schools, many of whom have been extremely successful in qualifying for places at prestigious international universities. 

Focus: culture & opportunity

Our Indian curriculum schools celebrate Indian culture and values. Teachers and families share a common belief that a good education is a passport to life’s opportunities.

Key features

  • Highly respected national and regional systems
  • Strong focus on academics
  • Covers wide ability range
  • Tried and tested
  • Recently revised
  • Growing acceptance for university entrance worldwide

GEMS Education teach the Indian curriculum to an outstanding level, offering great value education and a world of opportunity to students including expats and NRI families. To learn more about enrolling your child at a GEMS Indian international school in Dubai and the United Arab Emirates, contact our team for further information.

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