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UNLV Dubai RAK in Ras Al Khaimah

University name UNLV Dubai RAK
Director's name
Executive body or owner University of Nevada Las Vegas & RAK Government
Date founded
Number of students (approx)
Number of staff (approx)
Type of institute private university
University location / area (no map)
Postal address Ras Al Khaimah, UAE
Telephone planned
Website www.unlv.edu
Curriculum US
University fees
Lecturer salary range
Student satisfaction rating
2 stars from 2 votes.    
Parent satisfaction rating
1.5 stars from 2 votes.    
Lecturer job satisfaction rating
(by lecturers, not about lecturers)
Not Rated from 0 votes.    

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The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Ras Al Khaimah courses, programs, fees, information
31 August 2009
  • UNLV RAK seems to be still on the cards. The Rebel Yell, a University of Nevada, Las Vegas student newspaper reports that "The Board of Regents has approved UNLV administrators' plans to begin building the site, but planning and construction will not begin until 2010. “Nothing has been signed, only leased,” Mann said. “The problem is funding. I feel that we will see the end of the funding problem in mid-2010, and by the end of 2010 it will be signed.”" referring to Stuart Mann, the Dean of the UNLV hotel college.
  • The Rebel Yell also commented on the previous concerns about gay and/or Israeli students attending a university in the UAE, but nothing new was reported.
30 July 2009
  • A hiccup in the plans for a UNLV campus in the UAE has arisen apparently. The Las Vegas Sun reported on 30 July 2009 "Now, a year later, a small group of UNLV alumni wants to scuttle the plans, citing the region's history of religious intolerance and human rights restrictions, saying the United Arab Emirates does not welcome Jews and represses women and homosexuals." which is apparently a comment partly on the UAE policy of not allowing Israelis to enter the UAE. In the past, non-Israelis who had Israeli stamps in their passports were also denied entry to the UAE, but that policy seems to have been relaxed although Israeli citizens are still denied entry, as was seen with a high-profile case involving the Dubai Tennis Championships in 2009. That case might result in a change in policy though. The same LVS report said "Today, the U.A.E. will grant visas to anyone from a United Nations member country to take part in international sports, cultural and economic events or activities being held in the U.A.E., according to the emirates' embassy in Washington. The country has agreed to expand the visa program to those planning to attend university campuses in the U.A.E."
  • Homosexual acts are illegal in the UAE. It's not clear if being a homosexual is illegal though. However there is a degree of tolerance, for example Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson stayed in Dubai without any visits by the local constabulary when the Atlantis Dubai hotel on the Jumeirah Palm was officially opened in November 2008.
  • A University of Connecticut Dubai campus was under consideration in 2003 but cancelled in 2007 after similar concerns were voiced.
  • Ras Al Khaimah is generally regarded as more conservative than Dubai.
  • However, UNLV still seems hopeful. According to the same article, "Mann, the UNLV dean, said he is satisfied by the assurances he's received from Ras Al-Khaimah's leader, Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, and isn't considering alternative locations for the campus. ... The college of hospitality has been planning a campus in Ras Al-Khaimah for more than two years. The Ras Al-Khaimah government has agreed to put up millions of dollars for the campus and two academic endowments as soon as the global recession lifts, but to leave the running of the campus under UNLV's control."
21 March 2008
  • The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) is considering opening a UAE branch campus in Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) according to a report in the Las Vegas Sun on 21 March 2008. Apparently Abu Dhabi and Dubai were (or are) also considered as possible locations for a Middle East branch.
  • Although the new UNLV campus is being considered for RAK, the LVS report had a photo of Stuart Mann, the dean of the UNLV hotel college, standing in front of a pool at what looked like the Metropolitan Beach Resort in Dubai.
  • Ras Al Khaimah is an emirate about an hours drive from Dubai. Both RAK and Dubai are emirates in the UAE, but are run autonomously for the most part.
  • Las Vegas and Dubai have some connections - a Dubai Government company, Dubai World, has significant investment in the Las Vegas CityCenter development with MGM Mirage.
  • "Officials will ask the Board of Regents in April for approval to create a self-supporting hospitality program in the state of Ras al Khaimah. Plans for a campus would not move forward until the U.A.E. completes a feasibility study." according to the Las Vegas Sun report
  • NLV already has a campus in Singapore, another city with which Dubai is often compared.
  • UNLV RAK would offer the bachelor's degree in hotel administration and a master's degree in hospitality administration, following the same curriculum as in Las Vegas at the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration.
  • Possible opening date would be spring 2010 for the Middle East branch of UNLV.
  • Apparently the project was initiated in early 2007 when UNLV was asked to consider a campus in the UAE by a US company with ties to the Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) government.
Last update 31 August 2009
General comments - might not apply to UNLV Dubai RAK
  • 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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