Delivering local expertise
Our dedicated programmes enable UAE nationals to play rewarding roles and build careers in Dubai’s tourism sector learning from industry experts.
Successful graduates in the first year
In its first year, Dubai College of Tourism introduced 60 new graduates into the Dubai tourism industry
Building up local talent
Medyaf is an initiative of the Dubai College of Tourism and Dubai Tourism to attract Emiratis to work in the emirate's tourism industry. Dubai is one of the most culturally-diverse and modern cities in the world. Our homegrown talent helps visitors get to know the Emirati culture, heritage and its people. Medyaf provides UAE nationals with free support and access to a range of tailored programmes, career counselling, skill development courses, internships and volunteering courses to ensure a bright future for programme participants.
for Emirati professionals
We offer a range of career support services as well as training and development, to enable UAE nationals to pursue vocations in the tourism sector. Our counselling services help candidates define careers they are interested in and identify the best route to get guide them there. We also provide regular updates about job vacancies and invites to networking opportunities and special career events with our industry partners.Discover career support
Millions of international visitors come to Dubai to discover how its people have transformed this unique desert landscape into one of the world's most visited destinations. As a UAE national, this tour guide training course offers the opportunity to become the voice of the city and provide authentic experiences for travellers, sharing insights on the emirate's heritage, culture and bold vision for the future.Discover tour guide training
We conduct student training sessions twice a year – one in summer and one in winter – to encourage school and university students interested in a career in the local tourism industry.
The four-week course provides a comprehensive overview of Dubai’s tourism sector, its varied and interesting job options, site visits in premier destinations or attractions in the city, and an insight into the skills required to take this knowledge and deliver it as part of the city’s superlative visitor experience.
As part of our initiative to introduce UAE nationals to the tourism industry, we have created the ‘Medyaf Volunteering Programme’. This gives Emiratis the chance to take part in events and festivals managed by the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) or by our tourism industry partners. The programme gives UAE nationals a great opportunity to support the community while developing important social skills and competencies necessary to deliver Dubai’s world-class visitor experience.
Learn how Dubai's tourism industry supports UAE nationals