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Student flights from the UK to Dubai
Dubai is a city which blends Western comforts with Eastern charm with ease. It’s uniqueness and impressive modernity leaves anyone who visits in awe. It’s an architectural oasis, hugely diverse (in terms of people, nature and culture) and pretty popular for travellers in their twenties. It also takes the crown for the largest population in the UAE and is home to some pretty spectacular skyscrapers too.
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What are the main Dubai airport hubs?
In Dubai there are two airports, Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC). Both of which have a number of transport options which will take you into central Dubai.
Dubai International Airport (DXB):Located only 5 kilometres from the city centre is Dubai International Airport. Making it an easy option if you want to get into the city centre as quickly as possible. The airport is home to two metro stations, with trains running from Terminals 1 and 3. If you’re looking to save some cash, take one of the local buses. And if you’re feeling fancy taxis are available too.
Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC):Al Maktoum International, otherwise known as Dubai World Central, is a little further out of Dubai city centre, 37 kilometres to be exact. There are no direct transport options to this airport, but you can use a combination of both the metro and local buses to get there.
When is the cheapest time to book a flight from the UK to Dubai?
Prices based on bookings made 30-60 DAYS days prior to departure.
Dubai universities and campuses
There are more than 65 colleges and universities in Dubai, as well as a lot of excellent student facilities courtesy of the Dubai International Academic City. All which make Dubai a great choice for those wishing to study abroad. Classes that are based on the UK curriculum will be taught in English, but students who are not of Arab heritage must take Arabic language classes.
Dubai lifestyle and culture
The lifestyle and culture in Dubai may be very different to what you’ve come to know in the UK. One important thing to note is that the United Arab Emirates is a Muslim country, so please respect the religion, traditionas and customes at all times whilst in Dubai. Do take note of the laws too, as these (as well as the penalties) will be different than back home. In terms of language barrier, this shouldn’t be a problem. Despite the fact that Arabic is the language of the UAE, English is the most widely spoken language in Dubai.
Exploring Dubai on a student budget
You may know Dubai for its luxurious reputation; Ferraris on every street corner, and shopping bags full of designer brands on every arm. But it’s actually possible to explore Dubai on a student budget. Spend some time wandering around the historic Al Fahidi District, which is full of traditional spice bazaars, art galleries, cafes and quirky souvenir shops. Do some window shopping in one of the many malls or take a journey up to the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building.