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 in Dubai, a qualification from DCT will present you with exciting
Given Dubai's unprecedented growth, the city has evolved into an epicenter for high-profile events. In 2015, Dubai hosted 544 unique entertainment events*, ranging from cultural shows, art events, festivals, and concerts to spectator sports events. Business conventions, trade conferences and DWTC events contributed 3.1% to Dubai's GDP and supported 80,460 jobs in 2015**.
The one-year Certificate programme combines theory and practical education to cover topics such as Event Registration, Event Staging Coordination, Event Venue and Site Selection, and Meeting Organisation and Management among others.
Upon completion, students can continue their studies with our Diploma in Events Management for an additional year to build on these skills to give graduates all the tools required to master all the facets of Events Management.
*DTCM Report: Strategy and Tourism Sector Development, The State of Ticketed Events in Dubai, July 2016.
** Contribution of DWTC Calendar of Events to GDP, 2015 Annual Report
Certificate in Events (Level 4)
During the one-year Certificate in Events programme students study the following subjects as core units which provide the fundamental business and academic skills required in any Events related position:
- Social and Cultural Awareness
- Workplace Communication and Supervision
- Safety and Risk Control
- Environmental Sustainability
- Customer Service
Event students will also study specialised units providing them with tailored content that prepares them for working within Dubai’s events industry. The units are:
- Introduction to the Events Industry
- Event Planning
- Event Registration
- Business and Sales Strategies
- Event Operations
- Case Study
- Industry Internship
To find out more about each of the individual units of the certificate programme, click here.
Diploma in Events Management (Level 5)
Upon successful completion of the certificate programme, students can choose to progress to the Diploma in Events Management programme, which requires an additional year of study. The Diploma focuses on teaching students more supervisory, teamwork and leadership skills. You will also have the opportunity to tailor your studies to suit your career aspirations through a selection of option modules and complete a longer industry internship placement of at least 4 months.
Students study the following subjects during the Diploma Of Events Management:
- Event Project Management
- Event Tourism
- Digital Marketing
- Supervising and Leading a Team
- Business Communication
- Industry Internship
Please note the Diploma programme is only available to those students who have successfully completed the one year certificate programme.
To find out more about the core units and option modules of the Diploma programme, click here.
The events industry is preparing to cater for the needs of 20 million visitors.
Large scale events, conferences and exhibitions held by Dubai World Trade Centre results in more than 5.7$ billion in economic output.
Business conventions trade conferences and DWTC.