Dubai is the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates and the fourth most popular tourist destination in the world. In a short span of time, the city of Dubai has taken the world by storm! Dubai has made major strides and developments over the last few decades. It is home to the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa; some of the world’s best shopping malls and hotels; and great beaches where you can work on your tan. But even if none of this interests you, you can take things to the extreme and take up some skydiving lessons and literally get a bird’s eye-view of this great city. The city is still adding more attractions, with the recent opening of IMG Worlds of Adventure theme park. And the expected opening later this year of the Dubai Eye, which will rival the famous London Eye and become the largest Ferris Wheel in the world.

Another aspect of the city that doesn’t get mentioned a lot are the higher education opportunities that are offered here. Studying in Dubai, this cosmopolitan and modern city, will give you a unique learning experience in and out of the classroom that very few cities in the world can match. Students hoping to study in Dubai have many local universities and global institutions to choose from. Students might also be intrigued to study in Dubai because of the Expo 2020. This event will (and already has) attracted people from all over the world. It is expected that 25 million people will visit Dubai for the Expo, which will showcase the latest in thinking and technology, let you experience global cultures, and witness innovative exhibitions. Studying in Dubai and gaining an education here before that event will put you in a perfect position to benefit from the Expo.

If you are interested in studying in Dubai, here are a few universities for you to choose from: Canadian University Dubai located in the central business district of the city, offers a quality Canadian education, as well as the possibility of transferring to Canada to continue one’s studies. The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management is another great choice for those interested in Business Management with a focus on Hospitality. Middlesex University, one of the most prestigious universities in the UK also has its ‘first overseas campus’ in Dubai. And for those international students who are looking to experience the UAE to the fullest, they can choose to enroll into a local university – Jumeira University – which offers classes in English and Arabic.

To get a better perspective of a student experience in Dubai, you can read about the personal experiences of two students who have studied at Canadian University Dubai.