Welcome message from the Principal

Dr. John Hughes

It is with great pride and real pleasure that I welcome you to the website of GEMS Metropole School – Motor City, one of the GEMS family of schools. GEMS Metropole is an affordable co-educational British Curriculum school, with a truly international outlook, located in Motor City, close to the growing communities of Sports City, Studio City, Layan, Al Waha Town Square and Mira.

A school leader with over 12 years of senior leadership experience in Scotland and British curriculum international schools in the Netherlands and Dubai, GEMS Metropole is my fourth school principal position.

GEMS Metropole school follows the well-established National Curriculum for England and is open from Foundation Stage 1 (aged 3 years) to Year 12 (aged 17 years), offering GCSE, IGCSE, AS Level and A Level qualifications.

Serving the communities of Motor City and further afield, we are mindful that the school is truly international in character, with over a hundred nationalities and fifty different mother tongues, reflecting the diversity of our students and their families. GEMS Metropole is also respectful of the traditions, culture and history of our host country.

The aim of the school and its diverse staff is to build a community of lifelong learners, empowered and equipped to face the challenges of an ever-diversifying global economy; self-motivated, collaborative and globally responsible problem-solvers.

We are a school where the voices of learners and parents are always listened to, so that together we can build a truly sustainable, outstanding learning community, where our students are safe, happy and achieving their full potential, with a wide range of opportunities to express their full range of gifts and talents.

GEMS Metropole School is a welcoming and inspiring place of learning and growth, and we welcome you to become part of our learning community.


Dr John Hughes