Say the word Dubai and you think of a glittering city, high-rises, shopping and probably, gold. You don’t, chances are, associate the city with having a cultural heritage or being an educational hub. But, you should.
Dubai is fast emerging as a preferred study destination for international students. It really offers the ideal mix that students look for in an international study destination – be it choice of universities, a safe environment or an excellent quality of education, The city’s focus on education is evident from the fact that they have a special quality assurance and regulatory body, called ‘The Knowledge and Human Development Authority’ (KHDA), that oversees private education. KHDA works with education communities and international partners to promote positive education within all schools and universities in Dubai.
It’s little surprise then that Dubai (along with the country, United Arab Emirates), is a favored destinations for Indian students. As of 2017, there were no less than 13,370 students studying in the UAE. Dubai alone saw a 7% rise in its international student enrolments in 2018-19, with a 5% increase in Indian students enrolment alone. These are telling numbers and show that Dubai is an education hub that must be on the radar of students looking for a great international education.