Dubai is a city that incorporates a home away from home lifestyle, inhabiting a diverse population with people building their dreams from around the world. It is impossible to feel alone in Dubai as it beholds a community for every country, city and interest.
The city is best known for its year-round sunshine, fascinating deserts, endless beaches, luxurious hotels and shopping malls, heritage attractions and thriving business communities. Being a dominant business hub, more than 400 of the Fortune 500 companies have their Middle East head offices based in Dubai.
Dubai has developed itself as one of the leading education hubs and an attractive destination for international students for higher education. The city is a connecting point for international passengers, and a hub for tourism, logistics, finance, and business.
The employability, job opportunities and business possibilities are vast in Dubai. The availability of different free zones such as Dubai Internet City, Dubai Media City, Dubai Knowledge Park, Dubai Design District, Dubai Science Park and Dubai Industrial Park, and multinational companies, corporate offices and international events are increasing the possibilities of employability in the UAE.
The internship, and placement facilities in multinational companies provide practical exposure to the students, as well as the city's investment in innovation, research, technology, and science, especially the fourth industrial revolution, in establishing a competitive knowledge economy and educational sector.
As Dubai solidifies its position as the preferred higher education destination in the Middle East, international universities are encouraged to open branch campuses since it widened eligibility for its UAE Golden Visa.
Under the new laws, the UAE Golden Visa programme grants 10-year residency to high-performing students in UAE secondary schools, outstanding graduates from UAE universities, and students from the best 100 universities worldwide who meet specific eligibility criteria.
For this reason, studying in such a business-driven city can help anyone with perseverance succeed in finding and building a prosperous career that is recognised and celebrated when taken anywhere outside.
The UAE is considered the 2nd safest country, and Dubai is the 7th safest city in the world (2023), according to Numbeo Crime Index, making it a desirable destination for international students and visitors.