v. 49 JANUARY 31, 2019

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SEASON 3 Tryout Schedules are out and Registrations Are Open. Click HERE for more.

It's MESAC Time! Watch the Livestream HERE! Click HERE for more Athletics Updates!

DAAPA IFF Will take place on March 15th. Click HERE for more Detail.

superintendent's perspective

from admissions

Withdrawal Reminders:

A kind reminder that if you are withdrawing from DAA, you are required to notify our Admissions team so that we can prepare your documentation. The withdrawal request must also be done through the GEMS Parent Portal via this link:

Once the request has been made, kindly clear all accounts. Withdrawal documentation, including grade reports will not be released until all accounts are cleared.

For our families you are looking for ways to save on their child's tuition fees, we invite you to take advantage of the GEMS Ambassador Programme. If you introduce a new family or friend to the GEMS community, you can earn back a minimum of 4% and up to 100% of your child’s annual tuition fee in the form of GEMS Points which will be redeemable against school fees. Terms and Conditions apply. To find out how the process works, please click HERE.


Season 2

Our Jr EAC Gr 4, 5 and 6 Track and Field teams competed in their final last weekend. The skill development and fun was evident last Saturday, and throughout the season. Our Mini Leopards did well in all events! Jr EAC Basketball registrations by google form will begin mid-February, and details will be posted on the DAA website. Trainings after school for Gr 4 and 5 will be Sundays and Wednesdays, and Mondays and Thursdays for Gr 6.

All of our Development Soccer and Basketball teams had their final tournaments last weekend, with good showings from all Boys and Girls teams. Special mention to our Boys U14 Development Soccer Squad, who won their tournament! This league continues to grow in popularity, and DAA has entered strong teams into these events. U14 Development Badminton and Track & Field will be starting mid-February. Stay tuned for more details!

Our U14 Basketball teams headed to Abu Dhabi for the EAC Championships, and both the boys and girls squads captured silver. Congratulations! U14 Track & Field will be holding try-outs along with the Development squad in February. See the DAA website for more details.

Our U14 Swim Squad (formed as an all-year program this year) hosted ASD January 31st at 4:00 in a dual meet. Our Junior Leopards have been hard at work in the pool since September!

Our JV and Varsity Teams competed in their respective EAC Tournaments and did extremely well please find the results below:

U14 Boys Cross Country - 2nd Place

Varsity Girls Cross Country - 2nd Place

Varsity Boys Cross Country -2nd Place

JV Boys Basketball - Champions Place

JV Girls Basketball - 3rd Place

Varsity Boys Basketball - 2nd Place

Varsity Girls Basketball - 2nd Place

JV Boys Soccer - Champions Place

JV Girls Soccer - 3rd Place

Varsity Girls Soccer - 3rd Place

Varsity Boys Soccer - 4th Place

Tennis - 2nd Place

It’s Season 2 MESAC weekend!

The Middle East South Asia Conference Championships are held in different locations each season, at our member schools. Our JV Soccer teams are competing right now in Oman, our Tennis team is in Abu Dhabi, and our SFA performers (Band, Choir, Drama and Art) are at ASD. DAA is proud to host MESAC JV Basketball starting today and all weekend, and we welcome teams from Muscat, Delhi, Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Come out and support our Leopards and watch some exciting Basketball! We wish all our teams success and a great experience!

A couple of exciting DAA matches started off our tournament Thursday morning! Come out and cheer on our teams this weekend! And if you can't make it, check out our live stream!


Want to Play like the NBA? NBA Basketball Camp is coming to Dubai for the first time and setting up a camp at Dubai American Academy! DAA students receive a 15% discount! Check out the flyer and contact or call +971 52 832 8761 for details!

dAAPA - IFF update !

IFF will take place on March 15th!

Please find the list of country representatives by clicking HERE or on the list below. Get in touch with your country rep and see how you can get involved!

Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something!

Check out some more images from last year!

DAAPA Car Boot Sale! Friday February 1st 4-7pm! DON'T MISS OUT!

FEBRUARY calendar (Updated)


SLICES WANTS YOUR FEEDBACK! Please take a minute to complete the Slices SURVEY HERE!

community news

The Varkey Foundation is launching ‘The Assembly: a Global Teacher Prize Concert’ to thank teachers for their unsung work and spread the message of teacher respect to the next generation. There are a limited number of tickets available for a 20% discount for GEMS Parents!


Click here to watch more video messages from Mrs. Tammy Murphy on our DAA Vimeo Channel!


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