Welcome message from the Principal

Mr. Kevin Loft

Welcome to GEMS Royal Dubai School, a school where children are at the heart of all we do; because our pupils deserve the best.

It is a privilege to be the Principal of GEMS Royal Dubai School and a member of an outstanding team of professionals. It is our aim to deliver your child the attention and opportunities they require and deserve to do as well as they are able. Children are the reason we come together as a learning community and will always be the key focus for any decision I make as the Principal of Royal Dubai School.

The GEMS Royal Dubai School offers a holistic education that extends beyond the New National Curriculum for England, and the focus is on meeting the needs of each and every one of our learners so that they are equipped with the learning skills and life-long learning dispositions necessary to be able to accept and embrace the challenges of an ever-changing world. This means equipping students with a wide range of traditional academic and technological skills and developing a range of learning dispositions and critical thinking skills that will promote creativity, problem solving and support learners to develop agency over their learning.

Through this curriculum, we encourage creative and critical thinking alongside stimulating and meaningful experiences, leading to: fun and wonder. Our curriculum celebrates the diversity within our school and equips our children with the skills and attributes required to become active citizens in our international community and beyond.

The wellbeing of our children is paramount in all that we do and we place great emphasis on building high quality personal and social skills, which has a positive impact on achievement and attitudes to learning. This is supported by an extensive range of extra curricula activities including sports, cultural and performing arts as well as access to holiday, residential camps, and cultural activities.

Our school is an English Curriculum primary school situated in the Mirdif area of Dubai. Mirdif has excellent traffic links, affordable high quality housing, restaurants and shops. We are a truly international school with around 75 different nationalities with UK residents being the predominate nationality. The multi-cultural experience that the children receive truly reflects the multi-cultural life of our host country and city.

GEMS Royal Dubai School is a special place to learn and we welcome you to visit the school and become part of our learning community.


Kevin Loft
Principal/CEO GEMS Royal Dubai School