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Beyond our extensive Enrichment Opportunities Programme, GEMS World Academy - Dubai have teamed up with a sports management provider, ESM.

ESM deliver a programme of additional activities which include; sport, science, languages, media and art. The Activities Programme provided by ESM and their external team comes at an additional cost to parents/carers. For more information on the activities ESM offer, please visit:

About ESM

ESM was established in 2004 with the ambition of bringing high quality sports coaching to the children of the Middle East at premium sports facilities across our network of school venues.

ESM governs a spectrum of professional sports and enrichment programmes for children, coordinates adult facility rentals and delivers full event management services in a safe environment, underpinned by integrated online systems.

Today ESM is the UAE’s leading sports services provider for children, adult, community and corporate users.

Through ESM, GEMS World Academy - Dubai is assured of:

  • Management and upkeep of GEMS World Academy - Dubai facilities

  • Compliance, governance & auditing team

  • HSE management and child safeguarding

  • Approved coaches and instructors

  • First Aid trained staff

  • Full compliance of sports & enrichment providers

ESM Active

ESM Families 



We are delighted to announce the launch of the ESMActive Families Project, an exciting initiative that will bring our families and the wider community back on to our school campus to enjoy sports and learning together. In collaboration with our sports and activities provider, ESM, we will be hosting a season of free community sports and learning events that you and your family can participate in.  


Our providers will host a range of activities including adult sports leagues, language and music classes, parent and infant lessons, and much more, all completely free of charge.


Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis so you’ll need to act quickly to sign yourself and your family members up for up to two ESMActive programmes. The activities will begin in the week commencing 17 January 2022, so let us help you become healthier and smarter in the New Year.



Register by clicking on this link: 

ESM Active is the new identity for ESM paid after school sport and enrichment programmes and offers a dynamic range of after school sports and enrichment activities, delivered by professional and qualified third-party providers that have been selected specific to the needs of each school.

Whether your child enjoys ‘active body’ activities like football, basketball and tennis, or ‘active mind’ activities such as robotics, science, architecture or coding, there is an exciting array of activities to choose from.

ESM is a fully integrated online registration system that is quick, simple, and secure.

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