Rihabe Akerkedou

Head of Arabic

Rihabe Akerkedou was born in Paris, France. She has since lived in Morocco and Spain, before moving to the UAE in 2008.

With over 15 years’ experience in teaching languages across Europe, Africa and Asia, Rihabe currently works at GEMS World Academy as the Head of the Arabic Department.

Rihabe began working as a French Teacher in 2001, and has since obtained approval from KHDA to teach Arabic. She leads a successful career in teaching, with a combination of language strategies. She is now in her second year at GWA and has thoroughly enjoyed working alongside the happy staff and the wonderful students and parents.

In her spare time, Rihabe is passionate about reading books and watching Hollywood movies. She likes to spend most of her time with her family. Rihabe believes that more than anything it is the success of every child in the school that makes her job as Head of Arabic so rewarding.

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