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Tourism is fast becoming Dubai's main economic driver. The speed of development in this industry has led to the growth of many new and exciting careers.

Our Tourism courses provide students with a sound knowledge of both office and field-based industry functions and the confidence to apply them in the real world. The practical focus of this course will open doors to the industry's top employers and ensure a rewarding career.

The one-year Certificate programme explores global destinations, travel agency operations, tour guiding, sustainability and various other topics designed to ensure that graduates excel in the industry.

Upon completion, students can continue their studies with our two-year Advanced Diploma in Tourism Management to give graduates all the tools required to master all the facets of Tourism Management.

Course Structure

YEAR ONE | Certificate 4 in Tourism Operations

  • Level: 4 (NQF)
  • Credit Hours: 68
  • Duration: One academic year
  • Study Mode: Full-time
  • Intake: Autumn (September)

During the one-year Certificate 4 in Tourism Operations programme students study core units which provide the fundamental business and academic skills required in any tourism related position such as: cultural awareness and workplace communication, service skills fundamentals and marketing.

Tourism students will also study specialised units giving them a broad knowledge about the key components of the tourism sector as well concrete skills to make them work ready. 

For more information on all units, click here

Students are also placed on a mandatory 6-week internship as part of the Certificate Level 4 programme.

*Accredited by the Ministry of Education (MOE). Valid until 28.09.2027.

YEAR TWO & THREE | Advanced Diploma in Tourism Management

  • Level: 6 (NQF)
  • Credit Hours: 132
  • Duration: Two academic years
  • Study Mode: Full-time
  • Intake: Autumn (September)

Upon successful completion of the certificate level 4, students can choose to progress to the Advanced Diploma in Tourism Management programme, which requires an additional two years of study. The Advanced Diploma focuses on teaching students more supervisory, teamwork and leadership skills. You will 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 4 months in Year 2, and another 4 months in Year 3.

Students study subjects within Tourism Management such as special interest tourism, leading teams, entrepreneurship and digital marketing.

Please note:

On successful completion of the qualifications, Certificates and Advanced Diplomas will be issued as per policy.


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