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Why is Dubai our Student Destination of the Year?
From glittering skyscrapers to ancient culture, modern shopping to delicious traditional foods, there’s a lot to love about Dubai. Plus, Dubai is hosting the World Expo in 2021–connecting minds and creating the future. Be there.
Student flights from the USA to Dubai
Completely unique and impressively modern, Dubai mixes Western comforts with exotic Eastern charm and leaves visitors in awe. The city as a whole is an architectural oasis and is particularly popular for travelers in their twenties. It’s a city that is hugely diverse (in terms of nature, people and culture), home to a pretty impressive collection of skyscrapers and it takes the title of the largest population in the UAE too.
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What are the main Dubai airports, and how do I get from them to central Dubai?
Dubai has two major international airports. These are Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC). Both offer a number of transportation options to get into central Dubai.
Dubai International Airport (DXB) is located only 3 miles from the city centre, making it super quick and easy to get into the heart of Dubai. The airport has two metro stations and trains run frequently from Terminals 1 and 3. You can also go for the budget option of a local bus. Or if you're in a rush, there are taxis available too.
Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC), otherwise referred to as Dubai World Central, is located a bit further from the city, about 23 miles southwest of Dubai. There are no direct transport options to the airport, although you can reach it using a combination of public bus and the metro.
When is the cheapest time to book a flight from the USA to Dubai?
Prices based on bookings made 30-60 DAYS days prior to departure.
Dubai universities and campuses
For those thinking of studying in Dubai, you have more than 65 colleges and universities to choose from, plus a lot of student facilities courtesy of the Dubai International Academic City. This is a dedicated free trade zone for academic institutions. Classes based on US curriculums are taught in English, but students not of Arab heritage must take Arabic language classes, as there is an emphasis on the fact that English is a second language when it comes to teaching.
Dubai lifestyle and culture
Dubai’s lifestyle and cultures may be very different to what you experience in the US and must be respected while traveling. In terms of a language barrier, much to many traveler's surprises, you shouldn't have any problems. Although Arabic is the language of the United Arab Emirates, English is the most widely spoken language in Dubai. The most important thing to note is that the UAE is a Muslim country, so the laws and customs will be different to those in the US. Please respect traditions, customs, religion and the law at all times while visiting and be aware that these (and the penalties) will be different than back home. However, in general, Dubai is a pretty modern and tolerant city, so it's quite welcoming of international travelers.
Exploring Dubai on a student budget
Worried that it’s too pricey to visit Dubai? Despite Dubai having a very luxurious reputation, with Maseratis and Ferraris a regular sight on the roadways, there’s so much you can experience even on a student budget. Take a journey up to the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building; do some window shopping at The Dubai Mall or explore the Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, which is full of traditional spice bazaars, art galleries, cafes and quirky souvenir shops.