GEMS Dubai American Academy (DAA)
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GEMS Dubai American Academy (DAA) is a vibrant international community, deeply rooted in a culture of kindness. We are proud of our long heritage and dedication to the academic success of all students in a compassionate and inspirational learning environment. Targeting the highest international standards for our students, DAA offers an enriched American curriculum and the International Baccalaureate Diploma infused with a focus on innovation, including cutting-edge robotics, coding and technology.

GEMS Dubai American Academy is an American Curriculum school with outstanding heritage stretching back to 1998. Founded 20 years ago, it is the only outstanding American Curriculum school in the United Arab Emirates since 2011.

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6 Reviews of GEMS Dubai American Academy (DAA)

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Overall 2.20
Facilities 2.00
Academics 1.00
Teachers 1.00
Sports 1.00
Music & Arts 2.00
Science & Tech 1.00

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Mrs Haddar , 12/09/2023 @ 01:31:45
Relationship   Parent

Music & Arts

I moved my child mid year! Not a trustworthy school!

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lama rawdah, 6 months ago

Dubai American Academy has been a second home to my daughters and I for a very long time. As a parent, I have had the absolute pleasure of watching my daughters flourish into independent learners who do not shy away from challenges. Thanks to their fabulous teachers, my children take risks and solve social and academic problems with ease. GO Leopards!

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Mira Nasr, 6 months ago

My daughter, husband and I have been at DAA for 10 years. It is a close-knit community with dedicated teachers and so many different activities to be a part of. Students have the opportunity to be part of so many events that really help shape the whole-child.

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Danú Theatre Dubai, 6 months ago

Outstanding school: one of the few schools to be rated “outstanding” each year. Wonderful IB programme and results. Forward thinking and creative students who embody and live a culture of kindness. Professional and highly experienced staff and consistent dynamic school leaders. Terrific arts programs as well as sports and after school activities. The campus is one of the best I’ve ever seen in any place. One of the best schools in the UAE without a doubt.

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nour world, 3 months ago

Gems Dubai American Academy Does not meet the requirement to be an outstanding school due to some problems that parents and student are concerned about, Firstly, Teachers at DAA are too abusive towards their students, Teachers don't try to help improve student academic weaknesses, Teachers would rather delete your Whole essay then give areas of improvements and that doesn't help students at all, The school's Administration does noting to support a bullied Students and as I am a student i have noticed that most of the kids at school don't feel safe, Parents are concerned that the school's fees are well over-priced due to lots of days off, As a student I have the right to stand up for myself and to become support the school's education system to better improve the learning environment, According to parent from the previous school (Gems Nations academy), Although the school fees were 12% more than DAA annual fess, They have provided an excellent education system and brought joy to all students, The only thing I can say something great about DAA is that they offer international and local trips to student, Here are some trips they have offered, 1. Stay fit (Local) 2. U.A.E living (LOCAL) 3. Hatta Fort (LOCAL) 4. Padi Diving (LOCAL) 5. ES/PS volunteering (LOCAL) 6. Nepal (International) 7. Cambodia (International) 8. Sri Lanka (International) 9. Tanzania (International) 10. Switzerland (International) 11.Silicon Valley (International) I really advise the school's administration to take strict action towards the education system. Thank you

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M Saad, 8 months ago

I have transferred my kids before the year end. Couldn’t wait any longer. Very disappointed with this school. In Dubai you can find a lot better schools.

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