GEMS Al Khaleej National School

Al Garhoud, Dubai, United Arab Emirates


GEMS Al Khaleej National School (AKNS) is a co-educational school following the American Curriculum for students from KG to Grade 12, located in Al Garhoud, Dubai.

Since 1992, AKNS has been promoting a balance between Islamic values, heritage and learning skills of the 21st century. To achieve this, the school has established an integrity culture, which supports academic success and builds a lifelong learning community. Together with a curriculum that includes social justice issues, children can develop the skills of global students prepared for all challenges and opportunities. AKNS is committed to delivering high-quality education and aims at achieving academic excellence. The school has a highly skilled and professional team of teachers dedicated to the success of each child. GEMS AKNS aims to build leaders who are responsible, respectful, caring, thoughtful, independent learners and global citizens.

Al Khaleej National School provides a friendly learning atmosphere and has state-of-the-art facilities which include five well-equipped Science Laboratories, three media rooms with printers, computers, internet Promethean band multimedia projector and other resources, two well-resourced libraries with extensive learning resources, a reading area, five computer with 25 computers each, two music rooms with instruments such as drums, recorder, piano, and more, two mosques, multi-purpose hall, kindergarten play area with age-appropriate play equipments, a football pitch, two swimming pool, gymnasium, and a school garden.

AKNS is a distinct school where students are given opportunities and advantages in academic, social and personal development to their full potential. Al Khaleej National School Dubai follows the US Curriculum aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English and Maths, Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), California State standards for other subjects and the UAE Ministry of Education for Islamic, Arabic, and UAE Social Studies.

Students from Kindergarten to Grade 5 follow the Elementary School program where a child-centered approach is adopted. The Kindergarten program includes songs, rhymes, craft, art, and histories which enable new skills like phonics, numbers, and conversation. Students from grades 1 to 5 develop knowledge in reading, writing, math, science, ICT and physical education. The Middle School learning process focuses on the individual needs of students and increases academic expectations. The middle school focuses on the core program and an enrichment program. The core program includes subjects such as English, Maths, Science, Social Studies, Arabic, Islamic and Computer Studies. The enrichment program includes Physical education, art, music, and cultural enrichment activities. Students are motivated to make a difference during the AKNS High School program to learn how they can affect real change throughout the community, country, and the planet.

Extracurricular activities at the Al Khaleej National School promote students personality and creative skills. Each student will discover and enhance their individual creativity and personality by choosing from a variety of activities which include music, crafts, chess, science, karate clubs, photography and more.

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Grade Fees
KG1 15,320
KG2 15,320
Grade1 17,401
Grade2 17,401
Grade3 17,401
Grade4 20,616
Grade5 20,616
Grade6 20,616
Grade7 24,776
Grade8 24,776
Grade9 24,776
Grade10 29,316
Grade11 29,316
Grade12 29,316

Complete the online application form through the school website. Once you fill out the form you will receive an Enquiry Number. Once you have received your Enquiry Number, contact the school Registrar's office with the required documents to proceed with the completion of the inquiry and ensure admission for your child.


Days Hours

Sunday 7:45am - 2:25pm

Monday 7:45am - 2:25pm

Tuesday 7:45am - 2:25pm

Wednesday 7:45am - 2:25pm

Thursday 7:45am - 1:45pm

Friday Closed

Saturday Closed

Extra Curricular Activities

  • Art
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Book Club
  • Chess
  • Choir
  • Competitive Sports
  • Cricket
  • Dance
  • Debate Club
  • Drama
  • Football
  • Gardening Club
  • Gymnasium
  • Holiday Camps
  • ICT
  • Instrumental Music
  • Music
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Soccer
  • Sports
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

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Ms. Ghadeer Abu-Shamat

Ms. Ghadeer Abu-Shamat

Superintendent / CEO