Our Partners

& industry collaborations

At GEMS Education, we are always looking to develop new partnerships with organisations and institutions across various industries – collaborations that directly benefit and open up opportunities for our students. We understand the importance of delivering education that is grounded in the real world, offering hands- on, practical experiences that add relevance to the curriculum and which will stand our students in good stead once they graduate and enter the world of higher education and employment.

Industry Partners

We’ve partnered with prominent industry players to give our students a head start in the world of work. From a young age, students benefit from the insights, experiences and expertise of leaders who have reached the top of their profession. By providing opportunities to work and interact with these industry partners, our students have the chance to grow their knowledge, expand their horizons and map out their career trajectories from early on.

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Internships Opportunities

GEMS Education proudly supports students in gaining professional experience through our internship programme.

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University Partners

GEMS for Life partners collaborates with all the top universities worldwide to offer our students unique and exclusive opportunities. Our partners support students in all aspects of their university aspirations – from raising awareness of what is possible, to pre-departure sessions and much more.

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Strategic Partnerships

  • Transportation Services: STS

    As a leading ISO-certified school transport operator in the UAE, STS provides GEMS students with Safe, Timely and Smart transportation to and from our schools. Working closely with schools’ administration teams, STS ensures that our parents and students receive the highest quality of service by maintaining exceptional safety standards and adherence to RTA regulations. By setting new benchmarks for safety and quality excellence, STS continues to be a reliable partner of choice for our transportation services across the GCC.

  • Food Provider: Slices

    Our food provider partner, Slices, is a home-grown food and beverage company focused on facilitating students’ access to safe, healthy and balanced food options across schools in the UAE. Working with HACCP certified kitchens, Slices’ team of professional experts adhere to international and WHO standards to offer nutritious meals that appeal to different ages and nationalities. Using a farm-to-school approach and cashless payment systems, Slices provides innovative solutions that guarantee tasty, healthy and reasonable-priced meals at for our students, parents and staff.

  • Training & Development: TELLAL

    All GEMS teachers and leaders have access to the multitude of training opportunities provided by TELLAL Institute. Operating under the approval of KHDA, TELLAL has a global network of over 11,000 teachers and leaders assigned to more than 70 schools in 14 different countries. Its range of pre-service and in-service training programmes, experiences, partnerships and research promote educational excellence and the continuous improvement of the quality of teaching both locally and regionally.

  • Uniform Provider: Threads

    One of the largest manufacturers and distributors of school and corporate uniforms in the UAE, Threads is the official uniform provider for all GEMS schools. Using expert in-house designers and buying teams across key global sourcing locations, Threads supplies our students with competitively priced uniforms that are both functional and in line with the latest market trends.

  • Sports Management & Coaching: ESM

    ESM operates a spectrum of professional sports and enrichment programmes and delivers full event management services in a safe environment. Through our partnership, ESM delivers high quality sports education to GEMS students across our premium sports facilities. By maintaining the highest standards and ensuring all programs are delivered by professional coaches in a safe environment, ESM has established a proven track record of developing holistic athletes in GEMS schools, from budding beginners to elite performers.

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  • Today we continue to take immense pride in the high standard of our schools, our teachers and the myriad opportunities made available for the young learners in our care.

  • Throughout our more than 60 years in education, our mission has remained unwavering – to put a quality education within the reach of every learner.

  • Our story began in 1959, when two passionate teachers – KS and Mariamma Varkey – left Kerala, India for the United Arab Emirates in search of a better life for their young family.

  • GEMS Education is one of the oldest and largest Kindergarten to Grade 12 / Year 13 private education providers in the world.


  • You don’t achieve sustained success over a period of more than 60 years without the right people. Which is why it’s our passionate teachers, dedicated support staff and visionary leaders who truly set us apart.


  • We know that as a parent you want only the very best for your child. The best opportunities, the best experiences and the best education. It’s what every one of our schools delivers every single day, and we’re proud of the quality of our provision and the difference it’s making in the lives of the tens of thousands of children in our care.

  • Every day in every one of our schools, our students learn about the importance of putting others first, of making a difference in the lives of their community, and of having a positive impact in the world. It’s only right, therefore, that we walk our own talk, which is why we take social and global responsibilities seriously.

Our international education footprint extends to 49 schools across the UAE, Qatar and Egypt, delivering a consistent, dynamic, high-quality education for every child.
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