Universities in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Dubai
11 out of 17
  • Universities in Dubai
  • Ranked in at least one ranking
12
  • Different Rankings list
  • Universities in Dubai
  • (12 institution and 0 subject rankings)
3
  • Global Rankings rank
  • Universities in Dubai
  • Among TOP 200

For business studies see our separate ranking of business schools in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Latest ranking updates related to universities in Dubai
  • 18 Mar, 2021: New edition of Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities. in position #617.
  • 04 Mar, 2021: Latest QS World University Rankings By Subject (Archaeology) from British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK. in position #501.
  • 01 Mar, 2021: New edition of THE Emerging Economies University Ranking - Times Higher Education. in position #201.
  • 30 Jan, 2021: Publication of UniRank 4icu - Top Arabic-Speaking Universities. Zayed University with highest ranking among universities in Dubai ranked #49.

Rankings of universities in Dubai, United Arab Emirates 2021

#1

Zayed University

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (69 reviews)
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  • #4 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #7 
  • #701 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #7 
  • #617 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]

#2

American University in Dubai

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (216 reviews)
  • #4 
  • #601 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #1 
  • #301 
QS Employability Rankings
[Published 19 September, 2019]
  • #2 
  • #173 
THE Global University Employability Ranking - Times Higher Education
[Published 19 November, 2020]

#3

The British University in Dubai

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (17 reviews)
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  • #11 
  • #61 
QS Arab Region University Rankings 2021
[Published 28 October, 2020]
  • #10 
  • #193 
UniRank 4icu - Top Arabic-Speaking Universities
[Published 30 January, 2021]
  • #13 
  • #4164 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#4

University of Wollongong in Dubai

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (556 reviews)
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  • #9 
  • #3535 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#5

University of Dubai

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (215 reviews)
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  • #9 
  • #51 
QS Arab Region University Rankings 2021
[Published 28 October, 2020]
  • #10 
  • #3881 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#6

Canadian University of Dubai

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (1270 reviews)
  • #8 
  • #42 
QS Arab Region University Rankings 2021
[Published 28 October, 2020]
  • #15 
  • #4780 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#7

Manipal University, Dubai

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (58 reviews)
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  • #16 
  • #5455 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#8

American University in the Emirates

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (423 reviews)
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  • #12 
  • #91 
QS Arab Region University Rankings 2021
[Published 28 October, 2020]
  • #17 
  • #6348 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#9

Al Ghurair University

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
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  • #18 
  • #9111 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#10

Dubai, Institute of Management Technology

  • #19 
  • #9312 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#11

Amity University Dubai

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (64 reviews)
  • #20 
  • #11141 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#12

Alfalah University

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (50 reviews)
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#13

Rochester Institute of Technology, Dubai

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (67 reviews)
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#14

University of Modern Sciences

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (30 reviews)

#15

University of Jazerah

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (34 reviews)

#16

Islamic Azad University U.A.E. Branch


#17

Saint-Petersburg State University of Engineering and Economics, Dubai Branch


Dubai Key Facts for International Students

Population: 1138000

Time: GMT +4

District/province: Dubai,

Living costs for students in Dubai:

* 100 = prices in London

  • Living costs without accommodation 84* (16% cheaper than London)
  • All costs including accommodation 83* (17% cheaper than London)
  • Meals (grocery & lower cost restaurants) 81* (19% cheaper than London)
  • Average Big Mac price 14.77 AED
  • Plug Type C
    • Residential voltage: 220 V
    • Frequency: 50 Hz
  • Plug Type G
    • Residential voltage: 220 V
    • Frequency: 50 Hz

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FAQ

Zayed University ranks #1 in Dubai in our meta ranking composed of 96 university rankings.

Among all universities in Dubai Zayed University is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 11 rankings where Zayed University is listed.

Ranking publishers

4icu

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British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK

Criteria used in ranking -QS World University Rankings:
Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS Employability Rankings:
Employer reputation 30%
Alumni outcomes 25%
Partnerships with Employers per Faculty 25%
Employer/Student Connections 10%
Graduate employment rate 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS 50 under 50:
Based on the QS World University rankings methodology, the top 50 universities that are under 50 years old.

Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS Arab Region University Rankings 2021:
Academic reputation 30%
Employer reputation 20%
Faculty/student ratio 15%
International research network 10%

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Scimago Institutions

Criteria used in ranking -Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities:
Research 50%
Innovation 30%
Societal 20%

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THE Times Higher Education, UK

Criteria used in ranking -THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Global University Employability Ranking - Times Higher Education:
Employability (survey) 100%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Emerging Economies University Ranking - Times Higher Education:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 20%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 10%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 10%

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Urap

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Webometrics

Criteria used in ranking -Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities:
Visibility 50%
Excellence 35%
Transparency 10%
Presence 5%

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