Cultural Awareness

Program for Emirati Students

We have made the cultural exchange with our host country our mission: on the one hand, we introduce our students to the Emirati culture and Arabic language, and on the other hand, we teach the German language and culture to the Emirati children integrated at our school. The German language is introduced to the Emirati children in a playful way as early as kindergarten. The acquired language skills are supported and encouraged through German language support (DaF), and Arabic is taught as the mother tongue and as the 2nd or 3rd foreign language in school lessons. 

Cultural Diversity – Cultural Heritage

 As a German school abroad, we build bridges between different cultures and languages. The active exchange through the unique German and Emirati cultures and other international influences are a great enrichment of our school life and offers our students a special opportunity to acquire intercultural skills. The cultivation of the cultural heritage of the Emirates in the curricula of the relevant subjects and in school life is of particular importance. 


We see GISAD as a place of encounter and intercultural dialogue. We cultivate a culture of cooperation based on mutual appreciation, openness and open-mindedness. We place great importance on a cooperation based on trust.

Exzellente Deutsche Auslandsschule