A Modern City in the desert

by Tom Roberts

Dubai is an ideal choice as a study destination. It seems to have everything that students need and require from a study destination. Let me provide you some insight..

The United Arab Emirates or the UAE is part of the Arabian Peninsula, and it borders Oman and Saudi Arabia. The UAE is a collective of seven emirates – Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al-Quwain, Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah. Much of the UAE is desert with contrasting landscapes – from red dunes, mountains, and coastal plains and of course some beautiful beaches.

Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates and is where most of the government departments are located and is the largest Emirate in the UAE. Abu Dhabi does also have a lot to offer visitors and students with such as the Sheikh Zayed National Museum, the Louvre Abu Dhabi the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi and many other museums and galleries. It is also home to the world-famous Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix, and the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge rally.

Dubai however is what put the UAE on the map in the last 15-20 years. It is the second largest emirate and offers beautiful weather, stunning beaches, amazing shopping opportunities, and is a thriving financial hub. Dubai has the largest population in the UAE and is a thriving modern city.

Each year, Dubai welcomes millions of tourists as well as of course thousands of students who make this city their home for the duration of their studies. We hope you will too decide on Dubai as your next home away from home.

Dubai is synonymous world over as a fantastic shopping destination and its architecture with skyscrapers and high-rise buildings, in particular the world's tallest building, ‘Burj Khalifa’. Dubai is also the venue for many of the world’s sporting events. The Dubai World Cup (the world's richest horse-race), the Dubai Desert Classic Golf Tournament, the Dubai Tennis Championships, Dubai Rugby Sevens and many more. Of course, Dubai will host the next World expo (World Expo 2020) which is expecting to host 20 million visitors.


Dubai is home to the Dubai International Academic City. An area the size of 18 million sq ft. is dedicated to house the campuses of a number of internationally renounced universities. All with state of the art modern facilities.

Top universities such as Curtin University, American University of Dubai, SP Jain school of Management, Michigan State University, University of Wollongong, Hult International Business School, Heriot Watt University, Amity University, Murdoch University, University of Bradford all call Dubai their home.


So why is Dubai an excellent choice for YOUR studies?

- MODERN CITY: It is a city like no other. Thriving, modern and also full of history and people from all over the world. You are sure to feel at home here.

- CLOSER TO HOME: Dubai is closer to many home countries than other education destinations such as the United States of America, United Kingdom, Australia and Canada

- WORK OPPORTUNTIES: Expo2020 win creating more jobs in industry sectors such as Hospitality & Tourism industries, UAE needs qualified graduates to take on these roles.

- COST: Dubai has a lower cost of living than the United States of America, United Kingdom, Australia and Canada Dubai is closer to many home countries than other education destinations such as the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada*


All of this makes the UAE the ideal study destination.

Why would you not want to study in Dubai?


*(courtesy of DIAC).

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