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Emirates Simulation Academy in Abu Dhabi

College name Emirates Simulation Academy
Director's name Pavol Harangozo (General Manager)
Executive body or owner Al Qudra Holding, CERT, GSE Systems(USA)
Date founded January 2009
Number of students (approx)
Number of staff (approx)
Type of institute private college
College location / area Abu Dhabi Technology Park - location map
Postal address PO Box 63763, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Telephone +971-2-4125444
Fax +971-2-4125455
Email info@esa-uae.com
Website www.esa-uae.com
College fees
Instructor salary range
Student satisfaction rating
2.5 stars from 3 votes.    
Parent satisfaction rating
Not Rated from 0 votes.    
Instructor job satisfaction rating
(by instructors, not about instructors)
1 star from 3 votes.    

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15 January 2009 - ESA opens
  • Emirates Simulation Academy (ESA) is a training institute for industrial personnel for example those in the power generation, water desalination, oil refining, oil and gas processing industries. ESA offers real time simulation of facilities in the UAE, GCC, and MENA (Middle East and North Africa) regions. Facilities include
    • Combined Cycle Gas Turbine Simulator
    • Desalination Plant Simulator
    • Gas Turbine Simulator
    • Oil and Gas Platform Simulator
    • Oil Refinery Simulator
  • ESA grand opening 11 January 2009 according to press release but ESA was established in January 2006 according to ESA website.
  • ESA facility can accommodate up to 650 students but will start with 6 or 10 students in the first class. About 200 students are expected in the first year Different figures seen in various news reports.
  • Bothe Emirati and expat students can attend.
  • Course length varies from 1 to 10 or 11 weeks, some course spread over several years.
  • Course fees up to AED 80,000 (reported in The National).
  • Alternative Chairman is Khalid Merri (what's an "Alternative" Chairman?)
  • Operations Manager is Alice Chin Keat Sze
  • Al Qudra Holding is an Abu Dhabi based company with interests in many different economic sectors, CERT is a division of the Higher Colleges of Technology, GSE Systems is a provider of real-time simulation aplications.
  • ESA facility cost AED 100m according to press release, or AED 76m according to news reports. Funding ratio of the facility is 60% Al Qudra, 30% HCT, 10% GSE (The National).
Last update 28 July 2009
General comments - might not apply to Emirates Simulation Academy
  • 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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