Dubai Academic City
Dubai Academic City
Dubai Academic City (DAC), was established after the successful development of Knowledge Village (DKV / KV) near Dubai Internet City, with the official launch in May 2006. The intention is for Academic City to be a base for schools, colleges and universities, while Knowledge Village will house training institutes and educational service organisations. Total area of DAC is expected to cover 129 million sq ft and the development is scheduled to be completed by 2012.
- Knowledge Village (Knowledge Park) is near Dubai Marina, between Palm Jumeirah and Dubai Internet City in the Al Sufouh area of Dubai.
- Dubai Academic City (rather than Dubai Academic Village or Town, or Academic Park) is in Al Ruwayyah / Ruwaya off the the Dubai-Al Ain Rd. The exit is signposted as you're heading to Al Ain, if you see a large submarine shaped building on your left then you've missed it.
Dubai International Academic City
Just to confuse you, there is Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) contained within DAC. DIAC is the free zone for tertiary institutes. However, primary, secondary and K-12 schools are part of DAC but not DIAC. Or something like that. Executive Director of DIAC is Dr Ayoub Kazim (and also of KV). By 2015, DIAC expects to have almost 40,000 students attending 40 different institutes. DIAC facilities include
- Food outlet area with 10 stores
- Rixama Student Accommodation (under development?)
- Dubai International Academic City Phase I and II consists of Blocks 1-8?
- Dubai International Academic City Phase III consists of Blocks 9-12?
Dubai International Academic City International Student Identity Card (DIAC ISIC)
- The DIAC International Student Identity Card (ISIC) announced on 12 September 2009, will be co-branded with the Jawaz lifestyle card - a partnership with DIAC and the ISIC Association.
- ISIC Association (ISICA?) is a member of the World Youth Student and Educational Travel Confederation (WYSETC).
- ISIC card is recognised by educational institutions and government bodies worldwide.
- The card enables students to obtain travel discounts on trains, airlines, and in accommodation.
- Full-time students at Dubai Knowledge Village (DKV) also eligible for the ISIC card.
- JAWAZ-ISIC card will include access to student recreation and accommodation at DIAC.
Institutions at Dubai Academic City
|Name||Type of institute||Contact||Curriculum||Qualifications|
|Al Ghurair University||university||tel +971-4-4200223||BBA, BSc, BA|
|American College of the Emirates||college||UAE||Associate, Bachelor|
|American University of the Emirates||university||tel +971-4-4291200||UAE||Associate, Bachelor, MA, MBA|
|Amity University Dubai||university||tel +971-4-4554900||Indian||BBA, BSc, BTech, MBA|
|BITS Pilani Dubai||college||tel +971-4-4200700||Indian||BE (Hons), ME, MSc, MBA|
|Blossom Nursery Dubai Academic City||nursery school||tel +971-4-4214458||UK||EYFS, Reggio Emilia|
|British University in Dubai||university||tel +971-4-3913626||UK||MSc, MEd, PhD, EdD DEd, PGDE|
|DPS Academy Dubai||K-12 school||closed Mar 2017||Indian||ICSE|
|Dubai Aerospace University||university||closed||US|
|Dubai Early Child Development Centre||nursery school||tel +971-4-3260300||Support Services UAE||Special Needs|
|Dubai English Speaking College||secondary school||tel +971-4-3604866||UK||A-level, GCSE, NC|
|EIBFS Dubai||college||tel +971-4-6070444||Arabic, UAE||BSc, Diploma, IELTS|
|Emirates College for Financial Sciences||college||tel +971-4-6070444||Arabic, UAE||BSc, Diploma|
|French Fashion University Dubai||university||tel +971-4-4291228||French||BA, diploma|
|Hamdan eTQM University||university||tel +971-4-4241111||BA, MA, MSc|
|HCT Dubai Mens College||college||tel +971-4-3260333||UAE||Diploma, Bachelors, Masters, MBA|
|Heriot Watt University Dubai||university||tel +971-4-4358700||UK||BA, BBA, BSc, BEng, MA, MSc, PhD|
|Imam Malik College for Islamic Shariah and Law||college||tel +971-4-4370373||Bachelor|
|Institute of Management Technology Dubai||college||tel +971-4-4227244||Indian||BBA, MBA|
|Lycee Francais International Georges Pompidou||secondary school||tel +971-4-3260026||French|
|Manipal University Dubai||university||tel +971-4-4291214||Indian||BA, BBA, BE, BSc, MBA, MSc|
|MSU Dubai Academy||college||tel +971-4-4361500||US||Certificate|
|Murdoch University Dubai||university||tel +971-4-4355700||Australian||MBA, MEd, BCom, BSc, Bachelors|
|National Institute for Vocational Education Dubai||college||tel +971-4-3694000||UK||BTEC|
|Quaid i Azam University Dubai||university||planned||Pakistan|
|Rochester Institute of Technology Dubai||university||tel +971-4-5015566||US||MBA, MEng, MSc|
|SP Jain Center of Management Dubai||college||tel +971-4-4291234||Indian||BBA, MBA, EMBA|
|St Joseph University Dubai||university||tel +971-4-3752835||Arabic, Lebanese||LLB|
|SZABIST Dubai||university||tel +971-4-3664601||Pakistan||BBA, BIT, BS, MBA, MSc|
|Union International Indian School||K-12 school||renamed||Indian||ICSE|
|Universal Empire Institute of Technology||college||closed||Indian||MBA, MA, BA, BCom, BEd, Diplomas|
|University of Dubai||university||tel +971-4-5566800||UAE, UK, US||BBA, LLM, MBA, MS, PhD|
|University of Waterloo Dubai||university||tel +971-4-3260333||Canadian||BE, BEng, CFA, PRM|
|Zayed University Academic City||university||tel +971-4-4021111||UAE||BA, BEd, BSc, MA, MSc, MEd, MBA|
To add a college or university in DAC or DIAC to this list, start a new topic in the Dubai university forum.
Institutions expected to establish in or move to Dubai Academic City
- Colleges and universities currently based at DKV (Dubai Knowledge Village)
- American University in Dubai (currently near Hard Rock Cafe)
- Dubai Aviation College (currently near Garhood Bridge)
- Dubai Police Officers' Academy (currently between Burj Al Arab and Sheikh Zayed Road)
- Dubai Statistics Center
- Dubai University College - now called University of Dubai
- Higher Colleges of Technology - Dubai Men's College (opened 1989, moved to DAC September 2004, Tel +971-4-3260333). Tertiary vocational college for Emirati men.
- Institute of Management Technology, Dubai (established 1980 in India, Dubai campus classes begin Sep 2006).
- International Centre for Biosaline Agriculture
- Islamic Azad University Dubai
- Middlesex University Dubai
- Michegan State University Dubai
- SP Jain Center of Management
- St Petersburg State University of Engineering and Economics
- The British University Dubai
- UAE Academy of Hospitality
- Université Saint-Joseph
- University of Wollongong Dubai
Last update Sunday 07-Mar-2010.
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