GEMS World Academy, Dubai

United Arab Emirates

Location: United Arab Emirates
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 3 - 18 years

About GEMS World Academy, Dubai

GEMS World Academy is a private, co-educational international school in Al Barsha South, Dubai, with a campus spread over 42,000m2 of land. The school, which was set up in 2008 and opened a year later, is run by GEMs Education. It can accommodate around 2050 students.

The academy follows the IB Curriculum, offering the Primary Years Programme, the Middle Years Programme and the Diploma Programme – the latter an academically challenging programme of education with final examinations that prepares students aged 16 to 19 for university success and life beyond.

Sport and physical education are viewed as a crucial element of the curriculum, allowing students to explore their talents, develop their skills and enhance their abilities whilst enjoying an active, healthy lifestyle. Extensive facilities for sport include an Olympic-sized 50m swimming pool, flood-lit tennis courts, fully-equipped skateboard area, junior gym and a fitness centre.

All GEMS teachers have access to the GEMS Professional Development programme and over 150 events and workshops each year to help keep their teaching practices cutting-edge.

Values and vision

The academy’s mission is to offer a world-class education by maximising its students’ learning and enabling them to move on to make a positive contribution to the local and global society. It aspires to develop inquiring, reflective and caring learners with an intercultural understanding and respect which will help them contribute to the creation of a better world.

The GEMS education core values lie at the heart of the academy’s holistic approach to education and set the standard that it expects from all employees, teachers, parents and students. These values are: growing by learning; pursuing excellence; leading through innovation and global citizenship.


Address: PO Box 126260, Al Barsha South, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 4 373 6373