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Dubai College of Tourism is Dubai's premier tourism college, created to give you the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to succeed in your career.

Through a variety of initiatives such as day trips, site visits, and guest lectures as well as our working internship programme, DCT provides a hands-on approach that is unrivalled within the industry. Located at One Central, next to Dubai World Trade Centre, students study in a purpose-built college facility at Dubai Tourism’s headquarters. This vibrant working environment will inspire and educate students while introducing them to the everyday practices of their chosen career.

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Courses at DCT

Dubai College of Tourism offers a variety of courses in Tourism, Hospitality, Events, Retail and Culinary Arts. On completing the one-year certificate, students can decide to directly enter the workforce or continue their education by progressing to the Diploma which takes an additional six months. Following this, students may also decide to pursue the Applied Bachelors for another additional six months. 



In 2016, Dubai welcomed 14.9 million tourists, contributing $60 billion to the UAE economy. By 2020 it aims to be the most visited city in the world. The biggest requirement now is a quality, well-trained workforce.

Our programmes in Tourism are designed to give you in-depth knowledge of the industry, current and emerging tourism services, products and trends including the latest use of technology. It will expose you to a range of tourism services, sales, marketing and operational skills.

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Home to the world's most luxurious hotel brands, Dubai is a top-10 global destination with more than 100,000 hotel rooms in 2016*. Servicing this number of rooms is no small feat, and with 20 million tourists expected in 2020**, Dubai's hospitality industry offers incredible opportunities to those with an eye for detail.

Our Hospitality programmes will help you understand the various operational functions of the Hospitality industry. It combines theory and practical education to cover subjects such as Customer Service Delivery, Sales & Marketing, Communication & Conflict Resolution, Front Office and Room Division Operations and Financial Reporting.

*DTCM Report: Strategy and Tourism Sector Development, Dubai's Hotel Industry
**Data from DTCM Tourism Vision Strategy

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Dubai's unprecedented growth has led to it becoming a leading global events destination. Dubai is home to 544 unique events* ranging from, cultural shows, festivals, concerts, business conventions and trade conferences that don't happen on their own. A highly qualified team is required to execute these events.

The key to a successful event is organization, planning and execution. Our focus lies in empowering you in these areas. With the range of jobs and career prospects on offer, a qualification from DCT will present you with exciting career prospects.

*DTCM Report: Strategy and Tourism Sector Development, The state of ticketed events in Dubai, July 2016.

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Dubai is the 2nd most important global retail destination in the world for consumers and brands*. With its huge growth and success, Dubai's retail industry has created a world class shopping experience and a high demand for experts in retail and customer care.

Retail is huge in both scope and opportunity. So if you have an eye for fashion and detail, then consider a qualification from DCT and a future in the retail industry.

The course delves deep into the technology led processes, structure and markets of this dynamic industry. It enables you create a customer centric culture, as well as build strong relationships and brands.

*DTCM Internal Report

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Culinary Arts

Dubai is a melting pot of cultures and culinary identities, and with 20 million international visitors per year expected by 2020, the continued scope and diversity of its Culinary Arts is essential to its tourism industry.

While chefs and culinary professionals are always in high demand, success in this field demands application and a practical emphasis. Fortunately, Dubai's gastronomic scene is as exciting as it gets and DCT's industry focus ensures that our qualifications help you conceptualize phenomenal guest experiences and understand the business fundamentals of the industry.

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