October 7, 2021

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Watch Mrs. Murphy's Video message about what it means to have a Premium American Education by clicking here.

Upcoming events

This year Dyslexia Awareness Week runs from October 4th - October 10th. This week is an opportunity to raise awareness and understanding of dyslexia and help to bring about a positive change. 


On Sunday October 10th, in support of Dyslexia Awareness Week, we encourage DAA students and staff to wear red. 

Facts about Dyslexia:

Why do we wear red?  

Reclaiming RED

The dreaded red, which we’ve all seen throughout our education. The red marker used to highlight the mistakes with our work is all too familiar for dyslexics around the world. Dyslexia groups have chosen red in order to take back its meaning and globally promote dyslexia awareness in a fun and positive way. 

We look forward to seeing our Leopards in red on Sunday!

In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, our students and staff are encouraged to show their support by dressing in pink and/or white. DAAPA will be running a bazaar in the front of the school, where all proceeds will be donated to the Al Jalila foundation to benefit cancer patients. 

Health and safety

Breast Cancer Awareness.pdf

EXPO 2020

We are in absolute awe of the magic of EXPO 2020! Our students began their journeys through the pavilions this week and will continue to do so throughout the months.

Click on the video from MyDubai showcasing 18 parkour athletes, including DAA's very own Grade 9 student, Vincent Saliby!

esm activities

ESM paid activities have just a few spaces remaining in the following activities, please register at www.esm.ae/login to book an activity.


Sunday – Graphic design & Animation

Monday – Spanish 

Tuesday – Parkour, Basketball, 3D Design, Fine Arts, Jujitsu, Hip Hop Dance

Wednesday – Jujitsu, Chess, Mandarin, French, Young Innovators

Thursday – Drone Tech, Chess

GEMS music hub and choir



If you are leaving Dubai and withdrawing your child from DAA, please review the withdrawal process by clicking HERE.

Please contact our admissions office at registrar_daa@gemsedu.com immediately if your circumstances and intentions have changed for next year. 


Dubai American Academy Main Landline: 04 704 9777 Main Email: communication_daa@gemsedu.com
ADMINISTRATIONADMISSIONS - Registrar_daa@gemsedu.com  04 704 9707
DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONSGabrielle Keane g.keane_daa@gemsedu.com / 04 704 9706
FINANCEfinance_daa@gemsedu.com 04 704 9740 / 04 704 9744

HEALTHhealthoffice_daa@Gemsedu.com / 04 704 9761
PARENT RELATIONSVictoria Kiely pre_daa@gemsedu.com 
SLICES CATERINGMs. Shevine daa@slices.ae / 054  792 7509https://pay.slices.ae/support/ticket/submit
STS BUS SERVICEKelvin Sicat sde-daa@sts-group.com / 04 704 9755