GEMS founder Sunny Varkey has proven year after year that education pays. His parents, who were both teachers, traveled to Dubai in 1959 seeking a better life. Twenty one years later, Sunny opened his first school in the emirate and began one of the region’s most successful private education companies..
Today GEMS is a household name in the UAE. It operates 44 schools, dominating the private education landscape. A global education firm that offers six different curricula in 250 schools across 13 countries GEMS Education said this year it had appointed more than 1,700 new teachers across its UAE schools for the 2017/18 academic year..