The one problem that presents itself when deciding to study abroad is choosing what country to study in! The UAE is a country with burgeoning industries, exciting potential, and a thriving culture—an all-around great place to study!
1. You get to choose from not five, not six, but seven emirates!
The UAE is home to seven emirates, most of which offer great higher education options. From the American University of Sharjah, to Higher Colleges of Technology in Abu Dhabi, to the University of Dubai, the country has many renowned educational institutions. Although Dubai is perhaps the most famous of the emirates, the other six are definitely worth your consideration, or at least should be explored during your time studying in the UAE. Abu Dhabi is the country’s cultural capital, while Sharjah is a looking-glass to times of old with amazing museums.
2. Excellent education facilities
Choosing to study for an MBA or BA in the UAE is a really appealing option. The impressive AUS campus is home to over 5,000 students from 82 nations, so you’re sure to benefit from a multicultural experience. AUS also partners with institutions like IBM, the University of Cambridge and P&G. HCT has the largest student community in the UAE, spread over 17 campuses. Over 60,000 academic credentials have been awarded to graduates here since 1991. Abu Dhabi University is relatively new (opened in 2003) and is full of promise. From 34 academic programs, 95% of students found employment within a year of graduating.
3. Experience many cultures
One of the major attractions of universities in the UAE is the number of different nationalities that they attract. This is great because it means that you get to learn about different cultures as you progress through your academic career. It also gives you opportunities to make friends from around the world and take advantage of this, should you find yourself looking for employment in a foreign country.
4. Learn about your surroundings
Although cities like Dubai are extremely cosmopolitan, the Arab heritage of the UAE is still apparent. You’re never far from bustling souks and shisha lounges, or even from the desert, where you can trek around in a buggy or on the back of a camel. Sharjah is the UNESCO Arab Capital of Culture! On the flip-side, you’ve also got some of the most cutting-edge architecture in the world, such as the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa.
5. Continue traveling
From the UAE, you can head east to Europe or west to Asia. Dubai is also a good spot for transfer flights, so you’ll easily be able to visit different destinations during or after your studies.
The UAE is just one place to consider studying in and a good one at that. Make sure you make the right decision by researching all of the countries that appeal to you, and get ready to make one of the best decisions of your life.