Overview of Dubai
Dubai is truly cosmopolitan. The fastest growing economy in the world. Learning is comparatively cheaper because of the education policies of Dubai. One would spend double the amount for the same learning else where than here. Due to vast development activities especially in the area of infrastructure, trade and commerce, the possibilities of finding on job training as well as full time employment are ample.
The UAE is hospitable, Secure and caring. Entertainment is endless here. It is also called the city of events and all the world’s best musicians, theatres and performers come here for entertainment. The cosmopolitan culture itself is a great bonus for a learner to know the social etiquette that are necessary in today’s world.
Dubai Visa information
Indians form a large part of the population in the UAE. With increasing opportunities in petroleum, construction, banking and IT sectors there has been an exponential increase in these numbers over the past few years. While most Indian migrants are a part of the manufacturing and transport industries, a sizeable number also form a part of the professional services sector. With a proven track record of the Indian success story in the UAE, an education in the region will help you break into the job market in a city in the UAE or even back home.
Studying and Living in Dubai
Accommodation being perhaps the single largest expense to be taken into consideration as living quarters are a scarce resource in Dubai. As a student you will have the option of living in university residences with separate accommodation for boys and girls. The costs for on campus accommodation is in the range of 2500-5000 AED per month. With the influx of foreign workers in Dubai, the demand for living spaces is high resulting in private accommodation being an expensive affair.
Dubai bus fare is AED 2 per ride. Taxi fares start at AED 3. However, having your own car is the cheapest, fastest and the easiest mode of transport. You can drive in dubai with an international license. However that is just an interim arrangement and you would need to eventually obtain a UAE driving license. If you have neither a car nor a valid driving license, you have another option of car pooling with fellow students to and fro from the university.
â€˜Friday is the Sundayâ€™ in Dubai. Unlike the rest of the world, the UAE weekend is on a Friday and a Saturday and Sunday is a normal working day here. It is important to keep this in mind while planning your travel to Dubai or even while corresponding with the institution.
Application Process and Deadlines in Dubai
In order to apply to institutions in Dubai the following documents are to be attached along with the application form
- Certificate of completion
- Proof of English language (IELTS/TOEFL/PTE)
- Work experience letters
Though there are specific deadlines for institutions which would be usually two weeks prior to course commencement. If an institution permits, your study overseas counselor can coordinate and get these deadlines extended.