January 21, 2021



Our Leopard have done it before and we can do it again! Watch Mrs. Murphy's important message about our 48 hour distance learning to begin on Sunday!

need to know

Elementary Kindness Challenge week takes place 24th - 28th of January.  See Elementary Page for details! 


We are in the final weeks of rehearsing and close to starting film production for the 2021 MS/HS musical production ‘Mask-i-cal’. The cast and band have been working tirelessly during rehearsals and have now come together to perform. We also have a large crew on board. The painting crew have made large scale murals that are on display at the tennis courts. The props and costumes crew have been sewing, painting and constructing every workshop. Finally the tech and publicity crew have been making posters, logos, and behind the scenes footage. Ahmed and Zahaan, both grade 6 students, have made two behind the scenes video to give everyone a little taste of what is to come. The Mask-i-cal will be screened live on Youtube soon. Stay tuned for more details. 

Behind The Scenes-MASK-I-CAL.mp4

Emirates LitFest Readers’ Cup

The DAA ES, MS, and HS libraries proudly sponsored four teams of students who participated in the Emirates LitFest Readers’ Cup this week. Participating students have spent the last few months reading the selected books and strengthening their knowledge of themes, characters, and important details. 

On January 17th and 19th, our teams were thrilled to compete and apply their knowledge to the Readers’ Cup trivia competition. Congratulations to our participating students!

Girls' Symposium

Calling all high school female students to take notice of the upcoming competition “GIRLS’ SYMPOSIUM”.   This is a student-led competition, the purpose of which is to spur creativity and nurture ideas by female students.  It was initiated by Vedha Sitlani, a DAA 11th grade student who aspired to provide a platform for girls to bring forward ideas and receive feedback from some of the most influential women spearheading innovation in the UAE.  Vedha has reached out to some amazing leaders who have graciously volunteered to judge the competition.  They include: 

And now, a prize amount of up to AED 10 000 is available courtesy of Fintrek Marketing, Channel Partner of Emirates NBD

For more information, please visit  https://www.thegirlssymposium.com/ or register via THIS LINK.

We look forward to seeing the creativity and talent of our students shine through!

covid 19 guidelines

Over the winter break, we shared the Parents' Guide Booklet on COVID-19 developed by DHA.  We have reproduced it below in both English and Arabic and encourage you to reference this useful information.  Click the images below to view them in Arabic or English.   

Please update the form regularly in case of travel. For questions, please reach out to healthoffice_daa@gemsedu.com.

NEW to DAA?  

A warm welcome to our new families who will be joining us in January. Please be sure to check out the welcome packet of information and reach out to our front of house team for assistance. 

Admissions and Finance

Term 2 tuition fee invoices are now available. Payment can be made online https://oasis.gemseducation.com/ on the GEMS Connect App or in-school. 

Please reach out to the finance office finance_daa@gemsedu.com  if you have not received the invoice.  

If you are relocating and leaving Dubai and intend to withdraw your children from DAA, please notify our Registration Team.   Reach out to registrar_daa@gemsedu.com for assistance. 


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 RELATIONSHilda Tabrizi pre_daa@gemsedu.com 
SLICES CATERINGMs. Shevine daa@slices.ae / 054  792 7509https://pay.slices.ae/support/ticket/submit
STS BUS SERVICEKelvin Sicat kelvin.rosario@stss.ae / 04 704 9755