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Dubai Gulf Academy, Al Barsha

As the new millennium unfolds, our singular challenge is to prepare our students for leadership roles in a world where change is the only constant. Dubai Gulf Academy, Al Barsha responds to this change by delivering international programmes of study that provide our students with tools to communicate across the world and to help them become lifelong learners.

Dubai Gulf Academy, Al Barsha will be offering all the IB programmes and will base their education model on the IB learner profile.


Our flagship branch, Dubai Gulf Academy, Emirates Hills opened on September 10, 2005 with over 500 students from 55 countries and an equally diverse faculty of over 50 members of 18 different nationalities. In September 2014 we welcomed 2000+ students from 77 nationalities and more than 260 staff from over 30 nationalities. Since inception, Dubai Gulf Academy, Emirates Hills had quickly established itself as the international school of choice in new Dubai. Dubai Gulf Academy, Emirates Hills is the first school in the country to offer a rigorous curriculum and a rich language programme based on the three prestigious programmes from the Geneva based International Baccalaureate (IB) – Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP).

Dubai Gulf Academy, Al Barsha is a candidate school* for the Diploma Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy - a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education- that we believe is important for our students.

* Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.