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Yes, Dubai College of Tourism will reopen for students on September 13th, 2020.  

Apply now to secure your spot. 

We will start hosting open days in February 2020, however, if you wish to visit sooner you can arrange a visit with us by contacting us at

Vocational education aims to deliver the knowledge, skills and competencies required in a particular field through a combination of theoretical teaching and practical experience.

Vocational training programmes allow students to get ready for specific careers in their chosen industry. These programmes focus on providing hands-on instruction, practical skills and on the job training and can lead to a diploma or certificate qualification.

The DCT Office is currently located at One Central, Building C2, 4th-floor adjacent to the Dubai World Trade Centre, about a 5-minute walk from the World Trade Centre Metro Station. 


All DCT courses are delivered in English only.

The duration of the courses are as follows:

  • The certificate courses are full-time (5 days per week, Sunday - Thursday 8:30am -4:30pm) from September 2019 to June 2020.

2019 - 2020 Term Dates

Our current term dates are as follows:

Term 2: 12 January 2020 – 31 March 2020

Term 3: 14 April 2020 – 4 July 2020


2020 - 2021 Term Dates 

Orientation Week: 13 September - 17 September 2020


Term 1: 20 September 2020 – 13 December 2020

Term 2: 3 January 2021 - 28 March 2021

Term 3: 11 April 2021 - 8 July 2021


Winter break: 13 December 2020  – 3 January 2021

Spring break: 28 March 2021 – 8 April 2021 

We welcome all interested applicants to apply.

The entry requirements include:

1. A completed application form 

2. Latest school results/ certificates of qualification 

3. Valid passport and/or Emirates ID

4. If you are an International student, a certificate of either IELTS 4.5 or TOEFL 32 to 34 is also required.

Once the college has received these, you will be invited to a motivation interview. You may be required to take an English language assessment and numeracy test. If you are an International student, the motivation interview will take place over Skype or the telephone. 

To apply to DCT you should follow the following steps:

  • Fill out the online application form.
  • Undertake a short interview and complete an assessment of your literacy and numeracy skills.

The assessments are simply to make sure you will be able to effectively access the learning if you were to join the college. If you meet our criteria you will be offered a place at the college. 

English literacy skills for students currently residing within the UAE will be assessed as part of the application process and motivation interview. If you are an International student, a certificate of either IELTS 4.5 or TOEFL 32 to 34 is required.

Please APPLY NOW to be considered for bursary or scholarship support or email us at

Dubai College of Tourism is committed to providing equal access for all qualified individuals to its programmes and learning opportunities. It is the college's policy to provide, on an individual basis, adjustments to its requirements for students who have documented disabilities that may affect their ability to meet course requirements as well as practical internship work experience. Please contact the college to discuss any support you may require.

No, but we would be happy to make recommendations.

Free student parking is available beside the multistory parking on Happiness Street adjacent to the Dubai World Trade Centre which is 5-minute walk to our campus. 

The World Trade Centre Metro station is also a 5-minute away. 

DCT courses are accredited by KHDA within the TVET National Qualification Framework. In addition, DCT has international accreditation observer status from The ICE

All DCT professors are experts in their field and have prior industry experience in their subject area.

Yes, all our courses include mandatory internships that will be arranged by DCT as long as the student is in good academic standing.

Yes, students who complete the one-year certificate programme can also continue with their education by progressing to the Diploma which takes an additional year inclusive of a 4 month internship. 

In order to successfully complete a programme you will need to meet the attendance criteria as well as complete learning activities and assessments, which may take many forms including written assignments, group work, oral presentations and practicals. Each programme will also have an internship component that will form part of the final assessment.

With the skills and knowledge you gain, you will be well equipped to find a job in your chosen field within the tourism sector.


DCT's career guidance service will assist all students in their search for employment after completing one of our courses.


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