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Established in 1968, the GEMS Our Own English High School (OOEHS) – Dubai, is one of the oldest schools in the UAE.[1][better source needed]

Our Own English High School

MottoLead Kindly Light
FounderK. S Varkey
School boardCBSE
PrincipalThomas Mathew
GradesKindergarten to Grade 12

It was the first school established by K S Varkey and his wife Mariama Varkey. The school is now managed by GEMS Education founded by their son, Sunny Varkey. Branches of this school were later opened in all major cities of United Arab Emirates.

The very first campus opened in Bastakia and moved to Oud Metha in 1983. The School moved once again to its current location Al Warqa'a. Initially the girls and boys attended the same campus during different shifts. The girls were in the morning shift and boys in the afternoon shift. After the move to Al Warqa’a in 2007 the Girls and Boys school split to their individual campuses.

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Established in 1968, GEMS Our Own English High School, Dubai has over 13,000 students of 22 nationalities, and 2,000 faculty members from 10 countries.

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  2. ^ "Filmmaker owes success to Dubai". Gulf News. March 25, 2010.
  3. ^ Radhakrishnan, Manjusha (October 4, 2006). "Stars of Kasamh Se". Gulf News. Retrieved 2009-02-18.
  4. ^ "Naeemuddin Aslam | Cricket Players and Officials". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2016-02-04.
  5. ^ കൊച്ചുകൊച്ചു സന്തോഷങ്ങള്

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