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Our Dubai campus cultivates a truly multi-cultural environment in which our students and employees live to the full, make lasting friendships and enjoy everything that one of the world’s greatest cities has to offer. Heriot-Watt University was the first British university to open its doors in Dubai International Academic City. Having provided a world-renowned education within the UK for 190 years, Heriot-Watt was invited to Dubai to educate students from all over the Gulf region and beyond.

The Dubai campus has all the facilities of a modern university campus including world-class teaching facilities, food court, gymnasium, mini market, coffee shop, beauty salon and indoor games room, along with a variety of other student services that add further value to both local and international scholars.

Living and working in Dubai offers a fabulous international career, and is a destination that mixes modern culture with history, adventure with world-class shopping and entertainment. Catch a show at the Dubai Opera, see downtown atop the Burj Khalifa and spend an afternoon along Dubai Creek exploring the gold, textile and spice souks. If you’re looking for thrills, you can float above the desert dunes in a hot air balloon, climb aboard a high-speed ride at IMG Worlds of Adventure or skydive over the Palm Jumeirah.

Dubai benefits

  • Relocation allowance for international employees who are recruited outside of the UAE
  • Settling-in allowance and transport to and from the Campus for first 4 weeks
  • Medical insurance for employee, and where applicable a contribution towards family cover
  • Work Permit
  • 43 days annual leave including public holidays
  • Severance Pay Gratuity

Eligibility to work in Dubai

We will make the necessary arrangements for your work permit once you have signed your contract of employment. Costs for work permits and employment passes are paid for by the University for you as an employee.