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Dubai South signs deal with Gems for 'world class' education project

Gems Education to take over land in Residential District which will welcome first residents in 2019

Dubai South signs deal with Gems for 'world class' education project
Ahmed Al Ansari, acting CEO, Dubai South.

Dubai South has signed an agreement with Gems Education to build a world-class learning institution at its Residential District.

One of the eight key districts that constitute Dubai South, the Residential District will be home to two projects, The Villages and The Pulse.

The agreement builds on a recent memorandum of understanding signed with the UK-based University of South Wales (USW), for the establishment of USW Aviation Academy at Dubai South.

Ahmed Al Ansari, acting CEO, Dubai South said: “In keeping with our commitment to delivering a flourishing, active community, we are already gearing up for 2019 when residents begin moving in.

"Thinking ahead about the education needs of their children, we are happy to welcome GEMS Education to partner with us and take us one step closer to realising our goals.”

He added: “Dubai South is committed to propelling the emirate’s next chapter of growth and to that end we believe in creating a skilled and reliable workforce, where education will play a significant role.

"With a young and dynamic populace, it is key that we provide the future generation with the right platform and access to world-class education programmes. This will enable them to develop into the functioning workforce we need to move forward as a leading economy.”  

Dino Varkey, managing director, GEMS Education, said: “We are very happy to have formed this partnership with Dubai South. The land agreement allows us to be a part of what we believe will be a promising new community in Dubai. It also allows us to further support the growth of the UAE.”

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