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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.   

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

Our world-class campus with premium infrastructure and benefits offers 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.

Our students benefit from:

  • A rigorous curriculum delivered by internationally recruited teachers.
  • A one-to-one iPad Program in Elementary School, now recognized as an Apple Distinguished School.
  • A Center of Excellence in Artificial Intelligence with exponential technologies at their disposal.
  • Partnerships with Carnegie Mellon University, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Microsoft, American University in Dubai and more.
  • A robust Athletics and Activities Program with leadership opportunities and global experiences.
  • A strong Guidance and Counseling Program with a team of experienced International College Counselors.

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For more information about Dubai's only 'Outstanding' American curriculum school, please follow the links below and a member of the team will be in touch.


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

Telephone: 971 4 704 9777

Email: [email protected]

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