Universities in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Dubai
12 out of 17
  • Universities in Dubai
  • Ranked in at least one ranking
23
  • Different Rankings list
  • Universities in Dubai
  • (21 institution and 2 subject rankings)
6
  • 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
  • 08 Jun, 2022: Publication of QS World University Rankings. Canadian University of Dubai with highest ranking among universities in Dubai ranked #541.
  • 01 Jun, 2022: THE Times Higher Education, UK published most recent results of THE Asia University Ranking. Zayed University achieves position 142.
  • 11 May, 2022: Latest THE China Subject Ratings Overall from THE Times Higher Education, UK. in position #851.
  • 27 Apr, 2022: New edition of THE University Impact Rankings - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions (SDG16). in position #401.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Dubai

Computer Science
#301 
Zayed University
Social Sciences
#401 
Zayed University
Education
#401 
Zayed University

Rankings of universities in Dubai, United Arab Emirates 2022

#1

Zayed University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (159 reviews)
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  • #4 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #10 
  • #701 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #7 
  • #549 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#2

Canadian University of Dubai

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (1385 reviews)
  • #4 
  • #541 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #6 
  • #25 
QS University Rankings: Arab Region
[Published 12 October, 2021]
  • #17 
  • #4459 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#3

American University in Dubai

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (216 reviews)
  • #9 
  • #651 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #2 
  • #200 
THE Global University Employability Ranking - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 November, 2021]
  • #7 
  • #28 
QS University Rankings: Arab Region
[Published 12 October, 2021]


#4

University of Dubai

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (314 reviews)
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  • #11 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #13 
  • #61 
QS University Rankings: Arab Region
[Published 12 October, 2021]
  • #15 
  • #4237 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#5

The British University in Dubai

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (63 reviews)
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  • #4 
  • #515 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #12 
  • #61 
QS University Rankings: Arab Region
[Published 12 October, 2021]
  • #10 
  • #193 
UniRank 4icu - Top Arabic-Speaking Universities
[Published 30 January, 2021]

#6

Amity University Dubai

Student satisfaction: 3.8 / 5.0 (270 reviews)
  • #13 
  • #619 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #18 
  • #5105 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#7

American University in the Emirates

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (492 reviews)
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  • #14 
  • #81 
QS University Rankings: Arab Region
[Published 12 October, 2021]
  • #13 
  • #3948 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#8

Alfalah University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (112 reviews)
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  • #15 
  • #101 
QS University Rankings: Arab Region
[Published 12 October, 2021]
  • #20 
  • #5978 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#9

University of Wollongong in Dubai

Student satisfaction: 3.7 / 5.0 (696 reviews)
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  • #11 
  • #3594 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#10

Manipal University, Dubai

Student satisfaction: 3.8 / 5.0 (191 reviews)
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  • #19 
  • #5318 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#11

Dubai, Institute of Management Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (140 reviews)
  • #21 
  • #6477 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#12

Al Ghurair University

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (72 reviews)
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  • #22 
  • #6930 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#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 (50 reviews)

#15

Islamic Azad University U.A.E. Branch

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (8 reviews)

#16

University of Jazerah

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (34 reviews)

#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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Zayed University ranks #1 in Dubai in our meta ranking composed of 123 university rankings.

Among all universities in Dubai Zayed University is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 16 rankings where Zayed University is listed.

Zayed University is ranked best in Dubai for Computer Science (Computer Science). See all rankings for the Zayed University.

Zayed University is ranked best in Dubai for Social Studies & Humanities (Social Sciences). See all rankings for the Zayed University.

Zayed University is ranked best in Dubai for Education (Education). See all rankings for the Zayed University.

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 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 University Rankings: Arab Region:
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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Criteria used in ranking -THE Asia University Ranking:
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
Teaching 25%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 7.5%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Young 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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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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