Studying in the United Arab Emirates can certainly have its benefits: sun, sea, sand, potential tax-free earnings after graduation, and, according to the QS World University Rankings, some of the best universities in the Gulf region.
Commonly shortened to UAE, the United Arab Emirates is made up of seven states, or emirates. Since the 1950s, when oil was discovered in the region, the UAE’s economy has undergone rapid change. As well as oil and gas exports, the country has focused on growing its construction and tourism industries; to the point where these go hand in hand now. The impressive feats of modern design on display in Dubai are among the main attractions for visitors.
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The UAE is an ideal tourist destination in many ways. Some of its distinct features make it an ideal tourist destination…
Meet more than 200 nationalities living peacefully in UAE while discovering the 7 Emirates, shopping in the biggest malls and dining in the best restaurants…
You can choose from opulent to modest accommodations in the UAE. Check the facilities at your university and book a room you like.
In order to secure your student’s visa, you must obtain an official admission letter from the university you will study at…
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The United Arab Emirates is one of the world's top tourism destinations, with 20.4 million hotel guests in 2017, according to the ‘UAE's Figures 2017’ report issued recently by the Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority.
The country is a diverse mosaic of 7 Emirates, each with its own unique characteristics and charm.
Abu Dhabi, the capital and the largest Emirate, is home to vast desert landscapes to be explored and one of the most majestic mosques in the world, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. It is also the first city in the world, outside of Paris, to house the Louvre Museum.
Dubai is known for its iconic skyscrapers, palm-shaped islands, city-sized malls, indoor ski slopes and palatial beach resorts.
Sharjah and Ajman are neighboring seaside towns but each offers a unique experience. Ajman is a cultural playground with a range of museums and historic sites, while Sharjah is a patron of the fine arts, known mostly for the Sharjah Art Foundation and its biennial.
Umm Al Quwain is the historical hub of the country, full of cultural landmarks and sites.
Ras Al Khaimah is the UAE’s natural playground with a range of landscapes, from mountains to sea-sides for people to explore.
Similarly, Fujairah is known for a series of rugged mountains trapped between Fujairah and Oman. It is also one of the most fertile regions in the country.
All this make the UAE a destination which suits the aspirations and desires of students.
The UAE offers a range of high to medium thrill activities for the adrenaline-junkie. Popular recreational and adventure activities include sky diving, golfing, desert safaris, dune buggy riding, kayaking, surfing, and some.
Find adventures and sports in:
Water sports - VisitAbudhabi.ae
Adventure activities - VisitDubai.com
Sporting activities - VisitDubai.com
Sports and activities - Sharjah tourism portal
Desert and adventures - Sharjah tourism portal
Places to visit and things to do - Ras Al Khaimah Tourism
Sports activities - Fujairah tourism portal
Universities across the UAE offer multiple housing options. Some offer on-campus housing, while others offer off-campus accommodations.
That being said, the UAE has very diverse housing selections, from lavish accommodation to more modest spaces that will suit every need.Check with your University to book your student housing
Universities and Colleges secure visa for their students
Accredited universities and colleges in the UAE can secure a visa for their students whether international students or students already residing in the UAE. Students should refer to terms and conditions listed in each university or college to know specific requirements for admission and the visa process.
Admission to a UAE university does not guarantee that a visa will be issued. Visa issuance is subject to certain requirements, which include passing a medical fitness test, a security check and the approval of the GDRFA in the relevant emirate.
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Mobile and Data
As soon as you arrive, you can buy a temporary “Visitors Line” until you receive your residency visa. Once you have your residency visa, you can get a Prepaid or Postpaid plan from one of the country’s service providers.
Etisalat and du provide Wi-Fi service in the UAE at many locations. Find Wi-Fi hotspots on the pages below:
Most hotels offer free Wi-Fi to their guests. Most malls and many other public places also provide free Wi-Fi.
All universities have Wifi and most student accommodations provide Wifi access.