Welcome to GEMS World Academy - Abu Dhabi, Al Reem Island


Open to children from FS1 to Year 9, we pride ourselves on fostering a warm and welcoming learning environment where all our students feel safe, happy and fulfilled.

Our dual curriculum is built on a strong foundation that combines the rigour of the British syllabus and the inquiry-based approach of the International Baccalaureate.

Our education philosophy champions the diversity of our student body to develop fully involved global citizens who are ready to excel in a rapidly changing world.

Our approach is guided by a respect for each child’s uniqueness, ensuring we provide a hyper-personalised and future-proofed education. 

A World of Learning

High Performance Learning is embedded into the curriculum

This is to ensure that we unlock the potential of each student, helping them to perform better while developing the attitudes and characteristics to flourish in an ever-changing world

A World of Sport

We offer opportunities for our entire community to lead active, healthy lives

This is courtesy of our brand-new facilities including two swimming pools and multiple indoor and outdoor spaces for games, sports and activities.

A World of Innovation

Our state-of-the-art innovation studio...

offers learners from as young as three years the opportunity to discover robotics, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, augmented reality and 3D printing technologies

A World of Pathways

By teaching the International Baccalaureate underpinned by the National Curriculum for England...

We can offer all-important choice, with learners selecting from a host of qualifications to suit their interests and needs.


Kelvin Hornsby
Welcome to GEMS World Academy – Abu Dhabi (WAA), our premium IB and British curriculum school offering a trailblazing ‘world of pathways’.

Kelvin Hornsby

Tour our Brand-New Campus on Al Reem Island!


Learning at WAA

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Brand-New, World-Class Facilities



  • Music rooms
  • Practice studios
  • Art rooms
  • Activity rooms
  • Extensive library
  • Arabic and Islamic Education learning spaces
  • Canteen and dining area
  • Book shop
  • Uniform shop
  • Prayer rooms
  • Parent café
  • Lounge


  • Indoor play area
  • Outdoor play area
  • Six-court multipurpose hall with audiovisual equipment and a stage
  • Football pitch
  • A 25-metre, six-lane swimming pool
  • A learner pool
  • Performing Arts studio


  • Science labs suitable for chemistry, physics and biology
  • Innovation studio (Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality)
  • State of Art Network Technology including a Secure Wireless Network




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