United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a federation of seven states formed in 1971 by the then Trucial States after independence from Britain.

Since the discovery of oil throughout the 1960s, cities across the country – Dubai and Abu Dhabi most prominently – have become increasingly attractive investment destinations and in recent years have implemented measures to become an international hub for education.

Despite embarking on a period of economic openness, and developing ‘free zones’ to attract foreign educational institutions, there still remains a desire amongst young Emiratis to pursue tertiary level education overseas. Notable recipients of outbound Emiratis students are institutions in the UK, USA and Australia.

As Emiratis only form 19% of the population in the UAE, the country has a distinctly cosmopolitan demographic structure. The majority of the population are South Asian, with neighbour state Arabs and Iranians making up almost a quarter of the population, too.

Expats in the UAE are among the wealthiest worldwide, according to the HSBC ‘Expat Explorer’ survey. No tax and a business-friendly regulatory framework mean that an expatriate earns more disposable income – in 87% of cases, according to HSBC International - than in their home country.

BMI will be holding fairs in Dubai and Abu Dhabi in October 2015 as part of its Global Education Fairs – Middle East.

The Expatriate Market

Higher Education Market

High School Market

Emiratis Studying Abroad

Economic Facts

Education Facts

Upcoming events in United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirate’s leading International Student Recruitment Fair:
Recruit students from Abu Dhabi & Dubai.

Country City Dates
UAE Dubai Fairs in 6 x High Schools 26 & 27 Feb 2019
UAE Dubai 1 & 2 Mar 2019
UAE Abu Dhabi Fairs in 3 x High Schools 3 Mar 2019
UAE Abu Dhabi 4 Mar 2019