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Dubai American Academy

School name Dubai American Academy
Type of institute private profit-making K-12 school
Curriculum or Student Nationality US
Qualifications or Courses IB
Head of school Ms Robin Appleby (Superintendent)
Executive body or owner GEMS Education, Varkey Group
Date founded 1997
Number of students (approx) 1700
Number of staff (approx)
School area, location map Al Barsha - location map
Postal address PO Box 32762, Dubai, UAE
Telephone +971-4-3479222
Fax +971-4-3476070
Email dacademy@emirates.net.ae
Website www.dubaiacademy.com
School fees structure 18,688-69,186 dhs per year (2013-2014)
Teacher salary range 4,200 - 18,200 dhs per month (estimate only)
Student satisfaction rating
3.5 stars from 316 votes.    
Parent satisfaction rating
3.5 stars from 44 votes.    
Teacher job satisfaction rating
(by teachers, not about teachers)
3 stars from 59 votes.    
KHDA school inspection report ratings
2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012
good good good outstanding

Dubai American Academy admissions, reviews, notes

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Dubai American Academy (DAA) tuition fee structure, general information
Grade/Year Pre-KG KG1 KG2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2013-2014   18,688 49,078 69,186 69,186 69,186 69,186 69,186 69,186 69,186 69,186 69,186 69,186 69,186 69,186
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2009-2010 15,740 17,630 46,300 65,270 65,270 65,270 65,270 65,270 65,270 65,270 65,270 65,270 65,270 65,270 65,270
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2008-2009 15,740                           58,275
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2007-2008                              
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2006-2007 12,592                           46,620
  • 2013-2014 registration fee AED 500 (non-refundable, non-transferable), admission fee for new students AED 10,000 (non-refundable but deducted from term 1 fees), re-enrolment fee for returning students AED 3,000. English Language Learning (ELL) program for students in Grades 1-8 needing English support has an additional charge of AED 3,750 (annual). Tuition fees include books on loan, but not uniforms or transport costs. Bus transport available for AED 7,300-8,100 return, depending on area (one-way if places available costs AED 4,600-5,600).
  • 2011-2012 fees information not supplied. Please send fee structure to education@dubaifaqs.com.
  • 2009-2010 fees include loan books but not uniforms or bus transport. Admission registration fee AED 500 (non-refundable). Beginners English language learning support (BEC/ELL) additional charge of AED 3,750.
  • 2006-2007 tuition fees AED 12,592-46,620, include books (on loan) but not uniforms or transport costs. School does not operate bus services but private bus arrangements are available.
  • Location of school is on Al Mafraq Road, behind Mall of the Emirates, in Al Barsha.
Dubai American Academy teaching jobs and careers
  • DAA is likely to be one of the better GEMS schools for a teaching job, depending on how much the GEMS administration interferes with the smooth running of the school (they do odd things sometimes like propose that all GEMS school teachers should wear a school uniform). It's still a profit making school but so are most schools in the UAE, try and see past that and you have a better chance of getting some job satisfaction.
  • See GEMS Education careers website for positions vacant in all GEMS schools - careers.gemseducation.com.
20 August 2009
  • Head of school is Robin Appleby according to some sources (eg IBO) but DAA website still says Dr Brian Mathews is Superintendent, and Robin Appleby is Assistant Superintendent.
03 January 2009 review
  • Head's name updated. Previous head, Mr Dan E Young, is CEO of Khoie Education which opened RAK American School in November 2008.
12 February 2007 review

Schools in or near Al Barsha close to Dubai American Academy

School name Founded   Tel    Level  Curriculum Qualifications School fees Reviews
Al Mawakeb School Barsha   1997   +971-4-3478288   K-12  Arabic, US SAT, DELF 12,770-20,700  AMSB reviews 
Dubai National School   1987   +971-4-3474555   K-12  UAE, US HS Diploma, UAE MOE 18,000-29,500   
GEMS Schools      +971-4-3477770      GS reviews 
Varkey Group      +971-4-3477770       


Last update 07 March 2011
General comments - might not apply to Dubai American Academy
  • Many popular schools are full for 2018-2019. New schools in Dubai might have places.
  • Allow extra for books, extra-curricular activities, uniforms, trips, etc if not included in school fees.
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