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How Dubai’s College of Tourism is nurturing the future of hospitality


There’s a whole host of ways aspiring future hoteliers can enter the industry. From internship and graduate programmes within top hotel groups, to courses at The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management. One of the best ways to get into hospitality though is through Dubai’s College of Tourism (DCT).

Part of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), DCT offers a wide range of courses for any young professional passionate about tourism, hospitality and more.

The Dubai College of Tourism was founded to help foster the talent pool within the emirate and encourage young Emiratis and expatriates who grow up in the emirate to take up suitable careers within the tourism industry. DCT’s focus on crafting courses specifically designed for those aspiring to work within the industry bridges the gap between in-house training and a full bachelor’s degree, providing certificate and diploma courses across five programme areas – Tourism, Hospitality, Retail Business, Events and Culinary Arts.

Students’ experiences at Dubai’s College of Tourism

Hotelier Middle East reached out to students of DCT to find out how the college has helped them excel.

Laksh Khanchandani, hospitality student at Dubai College of Tourism, said: “DCT has not just given me the technical knowledge I need in the hospitality industry, but it has also taught me the right diligence, perseverance, and discipline that I will need in the industry. Through its vocational education, DCT has given me the right practical and theoretical skills I need in the hospitality industry, along with excellent five-star placements with exceptional hoteliers.”

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“All the instructors and lecturers at the College have exceptional knowledge and experience not only in the hospitality industry but other sectors too, which has in turn benefited me with tips and advice on how to deal with any situation I face. DCT has taught us everything we need to know about the hotel industry, both theoretically and practically. When I started working in the industry I learnt and adapted to the hotel’s procedures easily due to the education and training we received,” added Farah Mahaini, hospitality student at Dubai College of Tourism.

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