There are different types of means of transportation in Dubai and depending on your pocket size. Some of these means are; bus, taxi, renting of a car and through the Dubai metro, the automated, driverless railway system. This brings about a great budget system for people as you won’t spend much depending on the means of transportation you opt for. The city is very safe for learning and this definitely draws in international students to choose Dubai as a study abroad option. With its fast growing economy, students can get a job after their studies at any company of their interest or discipline. While still studying, students can also get internships although, they are not paid, but the work experiences obtained are great for their future career.
International students studying in Dubai are not permitted to work while they study without a work permit which allows them to legally get paid jobs in the city, but for local students who are citizens, they are allowed to study and work are granted a 6 hours per day opportunity to work while they study and this is in line with the labour law in the UAE.
Some universities in Dubai provide on-campus jobs to students where they can work in different sections of the school and get paid as well. Although the students can only work in Universities if the student meets some of the benchmarks required in working on-campus. The most common benchmark been; the student must be involved in a full time undergraduate degree program and must have a minimum GPA of 2.2. During their study journey, they are permitted to work up to 15 hours per week but when on academic breaks, the students can work up to 40 hours per week.
The on-campus accommodation is relatively on the cheaper side when compared to the off-campus type of accommodation but, the on-campus slots are always quick to be exhausted. There is also private accommodation which comes with all the luxury but as an international student, who wants to survive through your duration of program, private accommodation is not always a top pick, you may try out the shared apartments for off-campus.
After sourcing the accommodation of your choice, other expenses which you must put into consideration are food, entertainment, transportation and books. Although these do not take as much money as in the case of accommodation, they also will require a monthly budget to help you stay on course. Dubai has a safe learning environment for students with great career opportunities at the end of the study, but a work permit will be required to work as an international student or foreigner.
Some of the requirements needed to obtain a work visa in Dubai are listed below;