GEMS Dubai American Academy is part of the GEMS group of schools and offers American Curriculum and the International Baccalaureate Diploma to students from KG to Grade 12. The school is located at the heart of Dubai in Al Barsha and provides easy access to the Dubai Metro.
The excellent heritage of the School is linked to a future-oriented program that focuses on edge robotics, design, and digital fluencies. Students develop vast knowledge through innovation, teaching, and learning. DAA promotes personal growth, world-class learning, and prepares students to be future-ready. Dubai American Academy offers a wide range of opportunities to enrich the integrity of each student in the extracurricular, athletic and leadership fields. DAA teachers continuously review and build an enriched American curriculum, fostering student success, encouraging completeness and facilitating a willingness to learn. The students at the DAA are independent, compassionate with leadership qualities. The school shapes students to be innovative thinking professionals, integrating technology throughout the various disciplines and adopting the academic and emotional provisions needed for a deeper and meaningful learning experience.
Dubai American Academy offers an enhanced American curriculum to all students with the International Baccalaureate Diploma or American high school diploma. The school employs highly qualified and skilled teachers who ensure academic excellence.
The sprawling campus located in Al Barsha offers excellent state-of-the-art facilities with a student-friendly atmosphere that enhances the learning process and develops a love for learning in children. The facilities include spacious classrooms equipped with interactive whiteboards, dedicated Arabic language rooms, a well-resourced library, achievement center, Science laboratories dedicated for physics, chemistry and biology, technology suite, dedicated 3D and 2D art studios, ceramics room, photography dark room, music and band rooms, individual practice rooms for music, music, technology suite, recording studio, an auditorium, drama classrooms, digital theatre, Black box theatres, TV studio, Radio suite, Mac lab, and a digital learning zone. Sports facilities at DAA include 3 basketball courts, basketball court, indoor running track, well-equipped fitness suite, 400m running track, soccer field, tennis court, shaded playgrounds, roof play areas, baseball diamond, rooftop tennis court, Olympic swimming pool, and a learner’s pool.
Through the Future-focused learning methodology, students become the next generation of entrepreneurs, innovators, and leaders who are able to challenge, influence and sustain the world. The key focus of the American curriculum is on language arts, reading, mathematics, science, social science, Arabic, and Islamic Education for Muslim students. Moreover, pre-school students up to Grade 10 are taught health and physical training with a focus on good moral and good living. In addition to academics, the GEMS Dubai American Academy seeks to instill a culture of kindness, a positive lifelong learning attitude and a sense of cultural diversity in all students.


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Grade Fees
KG1 61,190
KG2 61,190
Grade1 86,260
Grade2 86,260
Grade3 86,260
Grade4 86,260
Grade5 86,260
Grade6 86,260
Grade7 86,260
Grade8 86,260
Grade9 86,260
Grade10 86,260
Grade11 86,260
Grade12 86,260

Submit an inquiry through the Online Student Enquiry and Registration page through the school website. Once you have completed the online application, you will receive an Enquiry number. An acknowledgment email containing the next steps will be sent to the email address you provided. After receiving the acknowledgment email containing your inquiry number, you will be requested to pay a Registration Fee of AED500. You will also be requested to upload documents in order to proceed with the registration process. Students are required to undergo assessment tests before a place can be offered.

Wherever possible, the student will be offered a place within 48 hours of the assessment. The offer letter is sent to the parents by email and will include detailed information on how to accept the offer and pay entry fees.


Days Hours

Sunday 7:40am - 2:45pm

Monday 7:40am - 2:45pm

Tuesday 7:40am - 2:45pm

Wednesday 7:40am - 2:45pm

Thursday 7:40am - 2:45pm

Friday Closed

Saturday Closed

Extra Curricular Activities

  • Aerobics
  • Art
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Ballet
  • Basketball
  • Book Club
  • Choir
  • Community Service Club
  • Cooking Club
  • Cricket
  • Dance
  • Debate
  • Drama
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial Arts
  • Math Club
  • Music
  • Netball
  • Photography Club
  • Robotics
  • Rugby
  • Science Club
  • Soccer
  • Sports
  • Swimming
  • TableTennis
  • Tennis
  • Theater
  • Vocal Music
  • Volleyball

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