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GEMS Dubai American Academy

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai American Academy (DAA) is GEMS Education's flagship American school. Offering both an enriched American Curriculum and the International Baccalaureate Diploma to students from around the world, DAA prepares its students for success in the world's most prestigious universities and colleges. 

DAA is the only American curriculum school in Dubai to receive the KHDA rating of Outstanding, and has received this rating since 2011.   

Recently celebrating its 20th anniversary, DAA is one of the most sought-after American schools in Dubai.  The school's outstanding heritage is coupled with its future-fluent program which embeds creative design, edge robotics and digital fluencies at its core.   Through teaching, learning and innovation, students develop a mastery of multiple literacies and fluencies to support genuine world-class learning, personal growth and future readiness. DAA offers a diverse range of extra-curricular, athletic, and leadership opportunities to enrich the holistic development of each student. 

At GEMS Dubai American Academy, we aim to be good citizens who are:

  • Respectful and inclusive, celebrating diversity
  • Aspirational and inspirational in pursuit of excellence
  • Committed to the well-being of people and of the environment
  • Open-minded, creative, resilient and reflective
  • Passionate and determined in embracing and driving positive change
  • Ethical in our actions and accountable for them

Our staff teaches and inspires excellence in academics and life-long learning skills by continually reviewing and building an enriched American curriculum, promoting student achievement, encouraging integrity and nurturing a desire to learn.

Our New Campus

In 2017, we moved into our new world-class campus with premium infrastructure and benefits that match the very highest of international standards, while retaining our outstanding heritage, values and traditions. The location is strategically located at the intersection of Sheikh Zayed Road and Hessa Street at the heart of Dubai in Al Barsha. It puts the school within minutes of the city’s arterial roads such as Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Khail Road and Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, with easy access to the Dubai Metro.

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Hessa Street, Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Barsha, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Telephone: 971 4 704 9777

Email: [email protected]

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