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GEMS Dubai American Academy

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Established in 1997, the Dubai Academy is GEMS’ flagship American school, offering both the American curriculum and the International Baccalaureate Diploma to students from kindergarten all the way through to grade 12.

Our internationally renowned private school in Dubai prepares children from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures for entry into some of the world’s most prestigious universities and colleges.

Located in Al Barsha, this modern school is the only American curriculum school in Dubai to be rated as ‘outstanding’ by the Government of Dubai, and has received this rating for three consecutive years. As well as an exceptional standard of education, there is also a diverse range of extra-cultural, cultural and environmental activities on offer to further the development of every child.

The American curriculum is based on US national standards and is taught in line with best practice in the English language. High achieving students may choose to follow the International Baccalaureate Diploma, which prepares them for entrance to some of the most prestigious universities in America, Britain and beyond.

The academic successes of our students speak for themselves, but classroom achievements are by no means our only focus. Our American curriculum school offers a wide range of creative, musical and sporting activities for all our students to develop their talents and explore new interests.

Students can choose from a wide range of physical activities, including football, golf rugby, sailing, horse riding, swimming, tennis, scuba diving, softball and many more. There are also plenty of more sedate pursuits, such as computer club, art club, chess and choir to help everyone find their voice.

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Our New Campus

We are excited to announce that we have moved to a new campus, situated in Al Barsha.  The new campus will provide premium infrastructure and benefits that will match the very highest of international standards, whilst retaining our outstanding heritage, values and traditions. The new 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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Current location of GEMS Dubai American Academy


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

Telephone: 971 4 704 9777

Email: [email protected]

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