The German International School in Abu Dhabi – world class German education in Abu Dhabi: we provide students with a challenging academic curriculum, and a global awareness of world culture. We aim to produce world-class learners who embody a strong sense of culture and heritage and are prepared to meet global challenges.



Facts & Figures


The German International School in Abu Dhabi was founded in 1976. Since the school year 2006/2007 the GISAD is officially recognized as a German School Abroad. Our first students graduated in 2011 with the German International Abitur. Since then, 94 students have left school with a degree.


Today, GISAD has 44 teachers as well as 17 assistants and currently about 410 students from kindergarten to high school.


We offer recognized degrees at all levels: the Haupt- and Realschulabschluss with a main focus on the German International Abitur. The Abitur is a worldwide recognized university entry level degree. It is an entry ticket to studies in Germany, as well as to a future-oriented international career.

We follow the German “Thuringian” curriculum that ensures at any time the connection and compatibility with high German standards. This ensures from early childhood education to the universally recognized higher education entrance qualification: "Made in Germany" education with an international extra.

Excellence certificate


The German International School in Abu Dhabi received in 2018/19 the "Excellent German School Abroad" award from the federal state inspection for the 2nd time. GISAD is part of the network "German Schools Abroad“ which includes 140 schools.


German School Abroad, that's more than just a name. 140 schools work with the same principles:

  • High quality teaching

  • International graduation profile

  • Individual advancement

  • Cultural awareness

  • Multilingualism


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Contact GISAD


​Telephone : +971 (0)2 666 8668

Email : info@gisad.ae

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


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