Address: Hessa Street, Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Barsha, Dubai, UAE
Telephone: +971 4 704 9777
Gender: Co-educational
Teaching language: English
Curriculum: American and International Baccalaureate
Ages: 3 to 18


The Dubai American Academy, part of the GEMS education group, was founded in 1997 and now has an enviable reputation among expat parents in Dubai. The school follows an American curriculum, with senior students having the option of studying towards the International Baccalaureate Diploma.

With a wide range of nationalities, this is a great school for native and second-language English speakers alike. The school also has state-of-the-art academic, co-curricular and sports facilities.

Further reading

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