Dubai College of Tourism opens new student campus

Facilities include a multi-purpose auditorium, a dedicated student lounge, diverse study spaces, and various break-out zones
Dubai College of Tourism opens new student campus
The new campus has opened at Dubai Tourism’s headquarters in the Dubai World Trade Centre area.
By Sam Bridge
Wed 06 Mar 2019 01:54 PM

Dubai College of Tourism, an institution established by Dubai’s Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), has opened a new campus at Dubai Tourism’s headquarters in the Dubai World Trade Centre area.

The new site is located between the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre and Emirates Towers will cater to students studying towards their Certificate, Diploma and Applied Bachelors programmes across five core disciplines - Retail, Tourism, Hospitality, Culinary Arts and Events.

With a capacity to accommodate up to 150 students, the capped class sizes ensure the students benefit from the interactive and practical focus of a vocational education, a statement said.

Facilities include a multi-purpose auditorium, a dedicated student lounge, diverse study spaces, and various break-out zones.

In addition, Culinary Arts students will enjoy access to kitchen facilities to conduct their practical sessions with selected leading industry partners.

Commenting on the launch of the new college, Essa Bin Hadher, general manager of DCT said: “We are delighted to announce the launch of our new campus, designed with the aim of providing a modern and holistic educational environment catered towards the emerging talent of our city, and meeting the growing student demand. 

"These premises feature several state-of-the-art academic facilities that are essential to creating an atmosphere conducive to learning and cultivating a sense of belonging among our students.”

DCT is a vocational education college that is accredited by the Knowledge & Human Development Authority (KHDA), allowing students to gain both academic knowledge and on-the-job experience.

DCT courses aim to move away from the traditional academic university programmes to provide a hands-on approach that is unrivalled within the industry – from collaborative initiatives with industry partners to immersive site visits, and year-round guest lectures.

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