The United Arab Emirates (UAE) distinguishes itself as a unique study abroad destination compared to say, Europe or North America, for that matter. There are many factors that make this possible. First and foremost, the UAE is home to many world renowned American and British universities. This allows students to gain a learning experience that is not only world class but also much cheaper than say, the United States or the United Kingdom. Furthermore students can benefit from excellent educational facilities as institutions in the UAE boast of the finest infrastructure, replete with state-of-the-art technology. Also one has a wide range of program options to choose from: be it a one semester program, a year, or two years. One can also include an internship before returning to one’s home country. The perfect launch pad for a young graduate, fresh out of university would undoubtedly be Dubai, one of the seven emirates of the UAE. Dubai being the fastest growing economy in the world, the likelihood of finding an internship or a fulltime job there is huge. This is especially true in areas such as, infrastructure, trade, and commerce.
The second most advantageous factor is that the UAE offers a safe learning environment to students. It is well known for being hospitable, secure, and caring. This is a very important factor for students while choosing their study destination.
The third advantage that the UAE offers students is different cultures. Each of the seven emirates offers a different culture, landscape, laws, and traditions. Bedouins offer a culturally rich experience to foreigners around the world. They have interesting traditions that include but are not limited to shipbuilding, exploration, pearl diving, ruling families, camel herding, falconry, etc. Take Dubai for instance. It has a classy mix of both: ancient heritage as well as modern skyscrapers. It is also truly cosmopolitan.
And last but not the least is the recreational factor that students take into account before choosing a given study destination. There is never a dearth of activities that one can participate in, in the UAE. One can try watersports, parachuting, trekking, dune bashing, belly dancing, camel riding, shopping, bargaining at traditional souks, eating, and the list goes on.
To sum it all up, UAE’s uniqueness stems from the fact that it offers students a world class learning experience at an affordable price in a safe learning environment along with a culturally rich experience.