GEMS Dubai American Academy (1997)

Al Barsha , Dubai Dubai View Map

Phone (+971) - 4 - 704 9777

  • Grade Range KG1 - GRADE 12
  • Annual Fee Range AED 61,190 - AED 86,260
  • CurriculumAmerican IB
  • Teacher - Student Ratio1:13
  • LevelAll Levels
  • Total Students2730
  • StudentsCo-Educational
  • SENYes
  • Inspection RatingOutstanding (KHDA)
  • Review Rating (0)
  • Sibling DiscountNo
  • Principal Ms. Tammy Murphy


School Overview

GEMS 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. Read the most current KHDA report here. Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, 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. 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.


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Leadership and Teachers

All of our teaching staff are highly qualified and professionally trained. Committed to high standards of quality and service, they are capable of creating motivational learning environments for children. Most of our teachers and administrators are from the United States or Canada.


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  • Computer Lab
  • Cafeteria
  • Tennis Court
  • CCTV Cameras
  • Basketball Court
  • Athletic Track
  • Robotics Lab
  • Counsellor
  • Table Tennis
  • School Bus
  • Music Room
  • Library
  • Art & Craft Room
  • Cricket Pitch
  • Gymnassium
  • Dance Room
  • e-Library
  • Yoga Room
  • Science Labs
  • Swimming Pool
  • Badminton Court
  • STEM Lab
  • Football Field
  • Volleyball Court
  • Clinic
  • Play Area
  • Dramatics

Annual Fees

KG 1
AED 61,190

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