Dubai American Academy
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|GEMS Dubai American Academy|
Al Barsha, Dubai
United Arab Emirates
|Type||Private Elementary/Middle/High school|
|Motto||"Learn Aspire Be"|
|Elementary school principal||Craig Cantlie|
|Middle school principal||Lisa Hewitt|
|High school principal||Marc Starr|
|Number of students||2725+|
|Color(s)||Blue, red, and navy|
|Mascot||Diego the Leopard|
Dubai American Academy is located on 23 acres of land in the Dubai suburb of Al Barsha.
The 70,000m2 campus includes a full provision for athletics and performing arts, with a 50m Olympic pool, 400m running track, a large gymnasium, playing fields and shaded playgrounds, theaters, and dedicated studios for music and arts for all grade levels.
The school provides education from KG1 to Grade 12, offering an enriched American curriculum along with the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.
The total student body has over 2,752 students enrolled. In total over 100 nationalities are represented within the student body, with the biggest numbers coming from the US (22.07%), Canada (9.49%), India (6.84%), S. Korea (5.96%) and Egypt (4.09%). There is a 51:49 male to female ratio.
Campus & facilities
In 2017 Dubai American Academy merged with Gems Nations Academy and moved into its campus. The new campus houses a wide range of facilities on its twenty three acres: computer labs, a weight room, science labs, drama and music rooms, art studios, two library media centers and a It also has two swimming pools, a football pitch, tennis courts, and large gyms, including a fully air conditioned indoor gym with a running track.
Students at DAA can participate in a variety of sports and non-athletic activities. It is a founding member of the Middle East South Asia Conference (MESAC). It used to be a member of the Eastern Mediterranean Activities Conference (EMAC), but left that conference in 2010 to co-start MESAC.
Other activities offered to students include the Model United Nations (MUN) club, which hosts the DAAMUN conference, as well as various Student Government organizations. 
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