February 11, 2022

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This week Dubai American Academy was proud to open the first Padel Court in a GEMS school. Thanks to the constant support of GEMS Education and in collaboration with ESM, we are now able to offer this exciting sport to not only our students, but our DAA families as well.

Parents can use these facilities for free during the following times:

Weekdays: 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Saturdays: 7:00 - 8:00 am

Sundays: 3:00 - 4:00 pm

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The booking process is easy and can be done by following the steps below:


Parent Code is DAAPADPRT100

We are so grateful to ESM for providing our families with these amazing deals. See you on the court!

road safety

The health and safety of our learning community is always our number one priority. Many of our students and families use the unpaved sand areas across the street to walk to their pick-up location or residence. These areas are not designated parking spaces or roadways, and therefore should remain clear. Driving through these areas creates a hazard for our community members and is subject to RTA regulations.

Road safety is a very important aspect of keeping our community safe. We encourage our students and families to always look both ways when crossing the road and to not use devices during that time. It is all of our responsibility to ensure that we are mindful of our actions, surroundings and fellow community members.

We encourage all of our community members to report any dangerous activity they see through the Dubai Police App.

This reporting will help keep our entire learning community safe.

DAA Expo

The DAA EXPO 2022 Is Now Open For Submissions! 

Join us in celebrating our community's diversity, creativity and talents by submitting an individual or group project/s to be showcased as part of our DAA EXPO 2022 Event. 

Watch our video to learn more about the initiative. 

All participants will receive a certificate of recognition for their contributions. To submit your project, fill out this Google Form and attach your project before March 13th, 2022.  For larger projects, please contact your divisional representative who will be able to support you accordingly: 

Elementary School Ms. Allison Deakin a.deakin1_daa@gemsedu.com  

Middle School Ms. Mariam Siddiqi m.siddiqi_daa@gemsedu.com 

High School Souzan Salah El Din S.Salaheldin_daa@gemsedu.com 

gems for life

GEMS Education truly believes in fostering a life-time of opportunities. Our students enjoy access to the best education, opportunities and guidance at school. But why should the support stop there? With GEMS For Life, it doesn't.

The GEMS for Life program will help deliver on this commitment and expand on our world-class support beyond education to all aspects of life for all members of the GEMS community – past, present and future. 

The below website showcases the vision for the program, as well as the 360-degree services being offered to support university transition, careers, alumni and everything in-between:




This is where the GEMS for Life journey begins – and we look forward to giving families and students of GEMS a world of lifelong advantages and lifestyle benefits that are unparalleled.

allergy awareness

DAA is committed to providing a safe and healthy learning environment for all students. Some of our students have allergies and as a community we all need to be mindful and aware of food items prohibited at schools. Foods containing the below allergens should not be sent to school:

Parents are responsible for providing accurate and up to date health and medical information related to their child’s allergens to the school medical team. The disclosure of any allergies should be done through the health form which can be located in the parent portal/school welcome pack. Should a student have an allergy an Individual Health Plan (IHP) is developed and this plan will need to be updated every year, or in response to any changes in treatment of the allergen. 

Our medical team will contact the student's class teacher, section head and bus guardian (if a bus user) to provide them with the allergen information of the child and to advise the teacher not to allow the student to take part in any food-related tastings/activities. 

Any food related activity will require written consent to allow a student to take part in a food-related activity. Details of the ingredients of all food items involved should be provided so that parents can review these and give their consent. Student identified as allergic to the food will be assigned an alternative activity for the duration of the activity/event. 

Parents of students with allergies must provide properly labelled medications and replacement medications after use or expiration. Strategies designed to help the child with self-management of their food allergy should be discussed with the child regularly. It is important that a child can recognize the early signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction and knows how to raise the alarm with a responsible adult. Parents and teachers alike should remind all students not to share foods to avoid any exposure to allergens. 


We are happy to announce that re-enrollment for the 2022-2023 academic year is now open. Please check your inbox for a letter from Mrs. Murphy on how you can re-enroll today.

If you did not receive the letter, or have any questions about the re-enrollment process, please reach out to our Director of Admissions, Mrs. Gabrielle Keane at g.keane_daa@gemsedu.com, for assistance.

community Announcements



We are pleased to inform you that Admissions for academic year 2022-2023 is now open. Our current families have priority for sibling placement at this time. 

Should you have any questions please contact Gabrielle Keane, g.keane_daa@gemsedu.com.

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