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Dubai Real Estate Institute

College name Dubai Real Estate Institute
Director's name Dr Mohamed Al Shehi (Managing Director)
Executive body or owner Dubai World, Emaar, Emaar India, and Dubai Islamic Bank
Date founded January 2007
Number of students (approx)
Number of staff (approx)
Type of institute private college
College location / area Building 53, Floors 7 & 8, Dubai Healthcare City - location map
Postal address PO Box 126026, Dubai, UAE
Telephone +971-4-4267777
Fax +971-4-4267776
Email enquiries@drei.ae
Website www.drei.ae (new window)
College fees
Instructor salary range
Student satisfaction rating
3.5 stars from 85 votes.    
Parent satisfaction rating
3 stars from 2 votes.    
Instructor job satisfaction rating
(by instructors, not about instructors)
2 stars from 2 votes.    

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13 October 2009
  • Dubai Real Estate Institute (DREI) to offer a Master's degree in real estate with a focus on the UAE property market. Degree to be run by the Bond University in Australia.
  • Length of DREI Master degree course is 3 semesters. Program includes Economics of Real Estate, Fundamentals of Real Estate, Real Estate Finance and Investment, Real Estate Marketing, and Property Management
  • Information seminar and Q&A session with Professor George Earl of Bond University held on Sunday 18 October 2009 from 1800-1930 at DREI site.
  • DREI Director of Training is Eng. Mahmoud El Burai, who is also the Director of Real Estate at the Dubai Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA).
18 September 2006

The Dubai Real Estate Institute provides educational programs including graduate, post graduate, executive programs, and short courses on real estate studies for property industry professionals, with a focus on real estate markets in the MENA region, Asia, Eastern Europe and Turkey.

  • The DREI was launched in January 2007 with the first executive training program given to Sama Dubai executives in June 2007.
  • Chairman of the DREI board is Farhan Faraidooni (Executive Chairman of Sama Dubai).
  • Admission enquiry contact details are telephone +971-4-4279752, email admission@drei.ae.
  • Website doesn't have fees information except for short executive courses in November 2007.
Programs include
  • Diploma in Real Estate (applicants should have a minimum of a Bachelors Degree and be proficient in English) - a 6 month program (0900-1700 daily) covering
    • Introductory Economics and Quantitative Methods
    • Real Estate Principles
    • Real Estate Investment Analysis
    • Real Estate Management
    • Real Estate Valuation
  • Postgraduate Masters in Property Studies (still under development) covering
    • Urban land economics
    • Property law
    • Property finance
    • Property development
    • Property valuation
    • Property portfolio management
    • Facilities management
  • Executive Education Programs for example in November 2007:
    • Real Estate as an Investment Asset (04-08 Nov 2007, $6000)
    • International Real Estate Investment (07-08 Nov 2007, $3000)
    • Successful Real Estate Development (17-22 Nov 2007, $6000)
  • Customized educational programs for corporate clients (contact DREI directly).
DREI partnerships
  • Singapore - National University of Singapore
  • South Africa - Cape Town University
  • Sweden - Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (KTH), the Royal Institute of Technology of Sweden
  • UK - Department of Real Estate and Planning, University of Reading
  • USA - School of Planning and Development at the University of Southern California (USC)
Last update 13 October 2009
General comments - might not apply to Dubai Real Estate Institute
  • Fees, facilities, education quality varies widely. Allow extra fees for visa, transport, accommodation.
  • Salaries, accommodation, other benefits for lecturer jobs vary substantially. Check contracts carefully for medical, housing, flight allowances, etc.
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  • UQAIB - a quality assurance agency to licence free zone colleges and universities in Dubai
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