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Yes, DCT is open to visitors by appointment. We host individual Open Days for students who would like a tour of the college and to meet with our admissions advisor. You can register here (insert link: https://dct.ac.ae/en/admission/dct-open-days/ ) or send an e-mail to info@dct.ac.ae

You can register for a personal tour here (insert link: https://dct.ac.ae/en/admission/dct-open-days/ ) or e-mail info@dct.ac.ae to arrange a visit.

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 certificate courses are full-time, 5 days per week, Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:00pm.

2020 - 2021 Term Dates

Term dates for the 2021-2022 academic year are as follow:


Term 1: 12 September 2021 - 9 December 2021

Term 2: 2 January 2022 - 24 March 2022

Term 3: 10 April 2020 - 3 July 2022


Winter break: 12 December 2021 - 30 December 2021

Spring break: 27th March 2022 – 7th April 2022

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.

Yes, we offer scholarships and awards based on applications and student interviews. Read more here.

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 and many more. Read more about our International recognition here.

All DCT professors are experts in their field and have prior industry experience in their subject area. Click here to know more about our instructors 

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.


The tour guide license follows a strict training and assessment criteria. Please visit – www.tourguidetraining.ae and create an account for tour guide license.


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We want you to find the right programme, and offer a dedicated admissions service for our students. By completing this form a personal advisor will call you to answer your questions and guide you through the application process.

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