Dubai Holding’s commitment to driving a knowledge-based and innovation-led economy, and transforming Dubai into a global academic hub is evident its successful education-focused communities - Dubai International Academic City (DIAC), Dubai Knowledge Park (DKP), as well as Jumeirah Group’s Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management.

Dubai International Academic City (DIAC)

Dubai International Academic City (DIAC), part of TECOM Group’s business community portfolio, is the world’s largest free zone dedicated to higher education. It hosts the largest number (25) of multi-tiered international branch campuses in the world. Its state-of-the-art facilities and infrastructure provide 400 Higher Education programmes at its 17 million sq. ft. campus, and has welcomed over 24,000 students from 145 different nationalities since establishing in 2007.

DIAC is the premier destination for higher education, bridging the gap between academia and industry, with courses in line with the demands of the government, industry, and the wider region. Through DIAC’s unique model of international branch campuses, which appeal to transnational students, DIAC has transformed the UAE’s educational landscape, contributing to its development into a global education hub. 

DIAC continues to expand as per the needs of the academic community, empowering a generation of pioneers to innovate.

Dubai Knowledge Park (DKP)

Similarly, TECOM Group’s Dubai Knowledge Park is the world’s only free zone dedicated to Human Resource Management and Excellence. Founded in 2009, it’s home to over 500 institutions specialising in human resources, HR consultancy and training and development, all contributing to the expansion of the region’s human capital sector through of high quality vocational training and professional development solutions.

DIAC and DKP hold and sponsor a number of key events to support the economy, through education, training and knowledge development. This helps drive the ongoing development of the regional education sector, including the Industry and University Partnership (I-UP) Forum, the bi-annual Career Fair, as well as numerous visits to other education centres around the globe, to share knowledge and leverage innovative approaches within academia.

DIAC and DKP are committed to the ongoing growth of their business partners, helping them to develop their own unique offerings and aligning them with industry demand as the UAE economy continues to thrive.

The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management (EAHM)

Dubai Holding also extends its education portfolio through Jumeirah Group’s Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management, the first major university in the Middle East to offer degree-level courses focusing on hospitality management. 

Dubai is globally recognised for its thriving tourism and hospitality industry making EAHM a regional epicentre for hospitality focused management degrees, complemented with its internationally recognised study programmes. The Academy is accredited by the Institute of Hospitality in the UK, THE-ICE in Australia, and enjoys an academic association with highly regarded Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne in Switzerland, the oldest hotel school in the world.

As part of the Jumeirah Group, EAHM students gain first-hand experience within Dubai’s Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts, and are able to forge strong industry relationships at an early stage giving them a solid foundation for their future hospitality career. With students from over 60 nationalities,  EAHM applies a truly international approach; teaching cultural sensitivity, tolerance and appreciation of diverse traditions, values and social nuances.

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