Living in Dubai

Live and Learn in one of world's most exciting cities

You've made a great choice - Dubai is one of the world's leading education destinations, and an amazing city to base yourself in while you study.

There's no end of exciting things to do and places to discover, so you'll never be bored. But remember, although Dubai is a multi-cultural destination, with people of over 200 nationalities living here, it is also a place with very deep traditions that you should be aware of and respect.

Here are our tips for getting the most out of your stay in the wonderful United Arab Emirates.

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See and do

There is so much to see and do in Dubai - your weekends will be full of activities, but don't forget your coursework!

Here are our top Dubai picks:

Academic year 2021-22

The academic year 2021-22 batch of Pearson HNC/HND at GBS Dubai begins in September, January and June; two new programmes /specializations are being offered this year namely HN Diploma in Business having a specialization in ‘Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management’ and HN Diploma in ‘Teachers Training & Education’.

Opening Doors for Global Education and Career

Global Business Studies (GBS), one of the fastest-growing Education providers in the UK, has announced opening of admissions for September 2021 intake of Diplomas in Business Management, Digital Technology, Education, and Construction Management at its vibrant & fully equipped  Dubai campus, located at Knowledge Park.

GBS Dubai – Opening Doors to Global Education and Careers

Global Business Studies (GBS), one of the fastest-growing Education providers in the UK, has announced opening of admissions for September 2021 intake of Diplomas in Business Management, Digital Technology, Education, and Construction Management at its vibrant & fully equipped Dubai campus, located at Knowledge Park.

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Getting around

Be sure to get your Nol card as soon as you arrive in town - it gives you access to the full Dubai Metro and public bus network. With taxis being quite expensive, public transport is clean, efficient and definitely the best way to travel!

When using the Dubai Metro be sure to use the correct cabin. The Metro has fancy 'Gold' carriages (more expensive, and requiring a special ticket) as well as cabins for women and children only. Travelling in the wrong cabin can lead to an expensive fine - check before you get on!

Local customs

The United Arab Emirates is a traditional Muslim country with some laws and customs that may be different to your home country. Be careful about the following things to avoid embarrassment or upsetting your host nation:

No public displays of affection, with anyone, regardless of gender or relationship status.

No public drinking, swearing, being loud or making rude gestures - not even between friends

Always dress modestly, especially on public transport, in less touristy areas and if you are attending a local festival.

No public displays of affection, with anyone, regardless of gender or relationship status.

No public drinking, swearing, being loud or making rude gestures - not even between friends

Always dress modestly, especially on public transport, in less touristy areas and if you are attending a local festival.

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What our students say

Dubai is such a safe place to study. My teachers are kind and supportive and have built my self-confidence.

 

Aziza, GBS Dubai student from Dagestan

GBS Dubai staff and teachers are always ready to offer help and support – and so are my classmates!

 

Hernando, GBS Dubai student from Colombia

I love the environment at GBS Dubai - great facilities and amazing opportunities.

 

John, GBS Dubai student from Nigeria

I plan to open my own business - and my studies at GBS Dubai will definitely help me fulfill this dream.

 

Manik, GBS Dubai student from India
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Dubai is such a safe place to study. My teachers are kind and supportive and have built my self-confidence.

 

Aziza, GBS Dubai student from Dagestan

GBS Dubai staff and teachers are always ready to offer help and support – and so are my classmates!

 

Hernando, GBS Dubai student from Colombia

I love the environment at GBS Dubai - great facilities and amazing opportunities.

 

John, GBS Dubai student from Nigeria

I plan to open my own business - and my studies at GBS Dubai will definitely help me fulfill this dream.

 

Manik, GBS Dubai student from India
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