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International Education Fair United Arab Emirates

International Education Fair United Arab Emirates - Event Details

The 2020 International Education Fair in the United Arab Emirates is a unique 6-day recruitment tour in 2 cities: Abu Dhabi and Dubai. You will be meeting with students in their final year of studies at fairs and at top private international schools. This event is under the patronage of UAE Ministry of Education and supported by Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA). 

+ International Education Fair United Arab Emirates - Event Description

The International Education Fair United Arab Emirates combines traditional education fairs with visits to top private and international schools. The week kicks off on 3 March in Dubai with 2 days of high school visits to 6 top class International and private schools. Next stop is the Education Fair in Dubai on 6 and 7 March. Then it is off to Abu Dhabi for the annual education fair on 8 March. Finally, on 9 March you will be visiting 3 top high schools in Abu Dhabi. 

Cities and events can be booked separately. See the registration section for details.

Traditional education fairs
The education fairs in Abu Dhai and Dubai provide the ideal platform to meet the brightest students who are looking to pursue bachelor, master, and graduate studies abroad. If you're interested in recruiting students in the Middle East, then don't miss your chance to exhibit. The timing of the International Education Fair in the United Arab Emirates is in line with the UAE educational agenda. 

High school visits
The high school visits program has been designed for institutions looking to recruit students for their college and bachelor/undergrad programs in the region and abroad. You will be visiting the leading private and international schools in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. These exclusive schools have been carefully selected for their quality curriculum and their enthusiasm to proactively prepare their students for studying abroad. 

UAE Marktet Highlights - '3 great reasons to take part' 

  • highly affluent population
  • quality education
  • abundant scholarship possibilities

UAE Education Market Info
According to a recent UNESCO report, the total number of students in tertiary education in the UAE is 160,000 with an annual growth rate of almost 2%.  The number of students enrolled in institutions of higher education increased by 10% in Dubai last year. There are over 2000 schools – public and private – in the UAE. The private school sector in the UAE generates US$ 1.5 billion anually. In Dubai alone, there are 148 private schools offering 13 different curricula to over 210,000 students. Popular programs for Emiratis students include Business, Engineering and Medicine.

For detailed information, please download the UAE study abroad market update 2020.

UAE Study Abroad Info
The UAE has an outbound student mobility ratio of 7.0. According to UNESCO, a total number of 11,240 tertiary level students are studying overseas. The three most popular destinations are the UK, USA and India. They receive 70% of all outbound Emirati students. 

Further reasons to exhibit
- Meet thousands of preselected students interest in studying abroad
- Discuss degree admissions, training and post graduate courses with thousands of graduates and professionals interested in career development
- Network with key government entities and industry colleagues
- Save on marketing costs; take advantage of having your audience visit you directly

+ International Education Fair United Arab Emirates - Event Program

High School Mini Fairs - Dubai - 3 & 4 March 2020
You will be visiting 6 international and private schools where you will be able to speak to many pre-selected students.

Education Fair Dubai - 6 & 7 March 2020
Education fair focussing on studying abroad. Target audience: college students, language programs, bachelor, master and MBA programs.

Education Fair Abu Dhabi - 8 March 2020
Education fair focussing on studying abroad. Target audience: college students, language programs, bachelor, master and MBA programs.

High School Mini Fairs Abu Dhabi - 9 March 2020 
You will be visiting 3 international and private schools  where you will be able to speak to many pre-selected students.

Education Fair set up (Dubai and Abu Dhabi)

Attend university presentations, find out all the information about different education systems and the latest enrollment information

Costs and Scholarships
Got your study expenses covered? You may be eligible for scholsrships, stipends or other forms of study allowances. Talk to the experts.

You will need a place to stay. But how to secure a place to live. Talk to people who know the local situation in your coutry of interest.

Visa information
Get the latest information on travel documents, visas etc.

Meet up with university admission specialists. Get a provisional letter of admission!

Talk to travel and education specialists. If you go abroad....better be prepared!

+ International Education Fair United Arab Emirates - Visitor Info

2019 post show report: visitor info

Number of visitors per city
Abu Dhabi - 2,641
Dubai - 5,749

When students plan to study abroad?
Within 3 months - 10%
3 - 6 months - 23%
6 months - 1 year - 45%
> 1 year - 32%

Courses of interest
Undergraduate - 48%
Masters - 37%
Certificate program - 21%
MBA - 20%
Executive program 16%
Language program - 9%
PhD - 8%

Top 10 subject areas
Business and Management
Coputer Sciences
Marketing and PR
Art and Design
Tourism, Hospitality, Culinary

Visitors include
- Students
- Parents
- Professionals seeking postgraduate or training courses
- Final year students from leading public and private universities
- Fresh graduates

Registration system
Lead management is a crucial component of any student recruitment campaign. The proprietary data scanner technology allows you to collect detailed information about visitors to the International Education Fair United Arab Emirates in real time. All name, contact info and key information on what course, country and intended date of study are all captured. Your database will be ready for follow up the moment you walk out the door of the fair. Simple, easy, effective.

+ International Education Fair United Arab Emirates - Participants

The 2019 event in the UAE was attended by some of the leading international universities, colleges and business schools, including:

  • American University of Cairo
  • Apeejay School of Management
  • Arizona State University
  • Ball State Univeristy
  • Baruch College-School of Public Affairs
  • Berkeley College
  • Claremont School
  • Dublin Institute of Technology
  • Fairfield University
  • George Mason University
  • Hindustan University
  • Hofstra University
  • Iowa State University
  • Kansas State University
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • New York Film Academy

and many more schools, colleges and universities.....

+ International Education Fair United Arab Emirates - Exhibitor Info

Latest UAE Higher Education Study Abroad Data (source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics 2020)
At this poiny a total number of 11,240 UAE students are studying abroad for a degree in higher education. The most popular study abroad destinations among students from UAE are:

UK - 4,069
USA - 2,941
India - 1,121
Australia - 850
Malaysia - 368
Germany - 354
Saudi Arabia - 237
Canada - 210
Ireland - 151
France - 129
Morocco - 107
Spain - 92

UAE Education Market information
For detailed information about the UAE Study Abroad Market, download the UAE study abroad market update 2020. In this download you will find information about:

UAE education system
- Number of students abroad, areas of interest, destination countries etc.
- Internet and social media usage and coverage
- Your competitors in UAE
- Scholarships for UAE students

Marketing Channels
The International Education Fair in the UAE is being marketed thru the following channels: 

  • Google adword campaigns based on your course and study destination
  • Media partners with the leading English and Arabic newspapers in each country
  • Reaching parents through partnerships with high-end business magazines and the largest executive job site in the Middle East Alliances with local embassies, national study organization and advising centers.
  • Social media such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram
  • On campus promotion at top universities and private high schools

International Education Fair United Arab Emirates - Registration

If you would like a price quote for this event or if you would like detailed information, please fill out the registration form below. Submitting this form is obligation free!

Contact info

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Booth and exhibitor options

Abu Dhabi Education Fair - standard exhibitor booth (as of) - 2700 USD
Dubai (2 days) Education Fair - standard exhibitor booth (as of) - 4200 USD
Dubai High High School visits (6x) - 1500 USD
Abu Dhabi High School visits (3x) - 850 USD

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