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.

Education

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Successful graduates in the first year

In its first year, Dubai College of Tourism introduced 60 new graduates into the Dubai tourism industry

Tailored programmes
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Whatour students think
Kholoud Al MohassenMedyaf Graduate, Financial Affairs, Emaar Hospitality Group
We received practical training on all aspects of the tourism industry. Medyaf boosted our self confidence, and helped us gain insight into our goals and future plans.
Medyaf brochure 2019
Learn how Dubai's tourism industry supports UAE nationals

Training and education

For students

Study tourism and shape Dubai's stories

For tour guides

Be the voice for Dubai's success

For safari drivers

Train as a safari driver

For trade professionals

Play the Dubai Expert game

For hospitality

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One Central, building 2, 4th floor PO Box 594 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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