Dubai is a bustling centre of excellence, recognised as the commercial capital and tourism centre of the United Arab Emirates (the UAE).

Cosmopolitan & traditional

It is a city of contrasts: one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world where outstanding modern architecture and soaring skyscrapers stand alongside traditional Arabic buildings and suburban villas.

Dubai is renowned for grand projects - the world's tallest purpose-built hotel, the world's first underwater hotel, the world's tallest building, the world's largest artificial islands. Its many and varied attractions provide visitors with a unique experience. Miles of clean sandy beaches give way to mysterious byways from an exotic Arabian heritage. The timeless majesty of the desert contrasts with a spectacular nightlife of restaurants and nightclubs.

Commercial capital

Dubai is the commercial capital of the UAE. The city has a strong service-driven economy, offering every business amenity from banking to telecommunications.

Growth initiatives by the government and the business community have stimulated the demand for a young breed of professionals who have the right mix of skills and qualifications. Dubai's fast-growing learning community is accelerating the city's move to the knowledge economy.

Combined with the attraction of a modern, safe, secure, and tax-free lifestyle, Dubai has become the ideal destination for a global education.