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Advice on Accommodation & Living Costs in The United Arab Emirates

Advice on Accommodation & Living Costs in The United Arab Emirates.

Accommodation in the UAE is not cheap, particularly in major cities like Dubai and Abu Dhabi. There are two main options for housing when studying an undergraduate degree in the UAE:

• University accommodation – such as halls of residence
• Private accommodation – House and flat rentals

Most international students coming to study in the UAE will live on campus in university accommodation. This is almost exclusively true for students from international universities who have degrees based in the UAE.

The benefits of university accommodation include being able to meet other students easily, not having to worry about bills and living close to your lecture halls – a definite bonus in such a hot country.

The UAE is not a cheap place for students, with food, rent and shopping all more expensive than many other Middle Eastern and Asian countries.

Expect to spend heavily on transport too, with cars or private taxis being the most popular ways of getting around.