DCT FAQS

DCT is currently located in dedicated facilities in the Department of Dubai Tourism Commerce Marketing Government Headquarters in Al Fattan Plaza, Al Garhoud.

Yes. We look forward to welcoming you and showing you around. You can contact us at info@dct.ac.ae to arrange a visit.

Vocational education aims to deliver the knowledge, skills and competencies required in a particular field through a combination of theoretical teaching and practical experience.
Vocational training programmes allow students to get ready for specific careers in their chosen industry. These programmes focus on providing hands-on instruction, practical skills and on the job training and can lead to a diploma or certificate qualification.

The next term will start in the beginning of January 2018.

We welcome all interested applicants to apply.

To apply to DCT you should follow the following steps:

  • Fill out the online application form.
  • Attend an open day session at the college to learn more about us.
  • Undertake a short interview and complete an assessment of your literacy and numeracy skills.

  • The assessments are simply to make sure you will be able to effectively access the learning if you were to join the college. If you meet our criteria you will be offered a place at the college.

Please contact the college to discuss financial support.

The Introduction to the Tourism Industry will last 690 hours over 4 months, including a 2 week placement. The certificate courses are one-year programmes. Diploma courses are two years.

Yes, all our courses include mandatory internships that will be arranged by DCT.

Yes, students who complete the certificate course can progress to the second year of the Diploma course should they receive the required final grades.

All DCT professors are experts in their field and have prior industry experience in their subject area.

All DCT courses are delivered in English only.

In order to successfully complete a programme you will need to meet the attendance criteria as well as complete learning activities and assessments, which may take many forms including written assignments, group work, oral presentations and practicals. Each programme will also have an internship component that will form part of the final assessment.

With the skills and knowledge you gain, you will be well equipped to find a job in your chosen field within the tourism sector.

DCT's career guidance service will assist all students in their search for employment after completing one of our courses.

DCT is seeking accreditation of all its courses from KHDA, which allows the qualifications to be recognized across the GCC. In addition, the courses will be accredited by TAFE SA, South Australia's largest vocational education provider.

No, but we would be happy to make recommendations.

No specific English qualifications are required as your English literacy skills will be assessed as part of the application process.

No, we do not currently have parking facilities for students. On street parking is available however, and we also encourage students to take the metro to GIGICO which is only a few minutes walk from the college.

Dubai College of Tourism is committed to providing equal access for all qualified individuals to its programmes and learning opportunities. It is the college's policy to provide, on an individual basis, adjustments to its requirements for students who have documented disabilities that may affect their ability to meet course requirements as well as practical internship work experience. Please contact the college to discuss any support you may require.

Students can pursue further study by choosing a preferred area to study, Tourism, Retail, Events, Hospitality or Culinary Arts and progress to either the Certificate or Diploma course. Alternatively, students may decide to look for immediate employment.

Part time courses will be offered from 2018.

The Introduction to the Tourism Industry will launch on 6th September 2017 and run until 21st December 2017, inclusive of a 2-week industry placement. The next intake will begin on January 6th 2018.

We welcome all interested applicants to apply.

To apply to DCT you should follow the following steps:

  • Fill out the online application form.
  • Attend an open day session at the college to learn more about us.
  • Undertake a short interview and complete an assessment of your literacy and numeracy skills.

  • The assessments are simply to make sure you will be able to effectively access the learning if you were to join the college. If you meet our criteria you will be offered a place at the college.

Please contact the college to discuss financial support.

The Introduction to the Tourism Industry will last 690 hours over 4 months, including a 2 week placement. The certificate courses are one-year programmes. Diploma courses are two years.

Yes, all our courses include mandatory internships that will be arranged by DCT.

Yes, students who complete the certificate course can progress to the second year of the Diploma course should they receive the required final grades.

All DCT professors are experts in their field and have prior industry experience in their subject area.

All DCT courses are delivered in English only.

In order to successfully complete a programme you will need to meet the attendance criteria as well as complete learning activities and assessments, which may take many forms including written assignments, group work, oral presentations and practicals. Each programme will also have an internship component that will form part of the final assessment.