What’s it Like to Study in Dubai?
What’s it Like to Study in Dubai?
Have you always dreamed of studying abroad? With so many fantastic places to study (not to mention courses to choose from), that dream can easily become a reality. UKCBC’s newest campus in Dubai is offering two Pearson BTEC Business courses from June 2018* – Levels 2 and 3. With these courses in the pipeline, now is the ideal opportunity to consider a move abroad. If you’re already located in Dubai, perhaps it’s time to secure a professional qualification in the sector you want to work in.
If you have a strong urge to travel but want to further your education at the same time, studying abroad can be a great way to achieve both aspirations. You’ll be able to improve your career prospects while learning all about the culture of a new and exciting city. Dubai offers more than what it’s typically known for: skyscrapers and expensive cars. Behind all the glitz and glamour, Study Abroad reports there’s a solid “foundation of academic excellence,” powered by a number of reputable universities. These academic institutes draw in students from all over the globe, resulting in a rich and vibrant academic landscape.
If you’re not already living in Dubai, the first question you may have is: ‘is it difficult to live and study in Dubai?’ Such queries are difficult to answer as they depend largely on the individual, but what’s worth knowing is that Dubai has a large expat community; citizens of over 100 nationalities live in the city. This gives Dubai a diverse and distinct cosmopolitan feel and shows that Dubai is a popular destination to emigrate to.
Also known as the City of Gold, Dubai is one of the fastest growing economies in the world (thanks largely to increasing tourism and trade), which presents great work opportunities for students upon the completion of their studies or while studying part-time. What’s more, the city – which has a population of just under three million (January 2018) (London’s population is just under nine) – is home to international media houses such as the BBC and Sky, and IT giants like HP and Microsoft; this gives graduates possibly their best opportunity to work at such well-known and powerful companies.
Safety and political stability are two factors that encourage students to move to Dubai. The UAE has positive political relations with all major economies, reports Study Abroad. The city is also reaping the benefits of economic, cultural, social, environmental and political reforms that have been carried out by the state which gives Dubai its positive atmosphere.
Which Courses Will be Provided in Dubai?
UKCBC are thrilled to be offering the following courses* from our new campus in Dubai:
- High School Completion Diploma – Business
- Applied Foundations – Business
- Higher National Diploma (HND) – Business
- High School Completion Diploma – IT
- Applied Foundations – IT
- Higher National Diploma (HND) – Computing
- English language courses
- ACCA Qualifications
Facts About Dubai
We’ve already mentioned a number of advantages you’ll get from studying in one of the UAE’s most populous cities, but what else might be worth knowing about Dubai (besides the fact it’s surrounded by sea and sand and kissed by the sun)?
- The UAE is made up of seven emirates: Dubai, (the capital) Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah.
- The official language of Dubai is Arabic, but English is widely spoken.
- The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) supervises all schools, institutes, and government and private universities in Dubai.
- Dubai is divided in two parts by a gulf called the Dubai Creek. The southern part is known as ‘Bur Dubai’ and represents the centre of official activity such as most company’s head offices and banks, and the northern part is known as ‘Deira’ and is the centre of commercial and tourist activity including shops and the Dubai International Airport.
- Dubai is home to the world’s largest tower: the Burj Khalifa
- 58% of Dubai’s population is between the ages of 25 and 44. Just 15% of the population is over 45.
- The Al Maktoum family is the ruling royal family of Dubai – one of six ruling families of the UAE.