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UOWD Residences

The UOWD student residences offer a convenient and cost-effective living option that will help you settle into student life. 
Residing in university accommodation presents the unique opportunity to meet people from different cultural and social backgrounds, and to make lifelong friends along the way.

We have a number of residence options that each offer a comfortable environment for study and relaxation. Our accommodation houses undergraduate, postgraduate, and English study students in separate buildings for male and female residents. Providing a clean, safe and secure living option in Dubai, all of our residences are overseen by live-in Residence Supervisors and student Residence Advisors.

1. Jebel Ali Gardens

The Residences are located in Jebel Ali Gardens (approximately 15 minutes by bus from Dubai Knowledge Park). All apartments in Jebel Ali Gardens are 3-bedrooms. All bedrooms are allocated on a shared-basis, 2 students per bedroom. The Ibn Battuta Shopping Mall, which houses over 200 shops (including a hypermarket, cinemas and amusement arcades, money exchanges, banking services, restaurants, cafes and food courts) is within a short walking distance from the Student Residences located at Jebel Ali Gardens.
The sports and recreation facilities are part of the facilities provided by the Complex Management where the Residences are located and are not under the control of UOWD. These facilities include a swimming pool, cricket pitch, football pitch, tennis courts and a basketball court. 
UOWD provides sports equipment such as basketballs and footballs, tennis racquets and balls at each Residence. These are provided for students' use free of charge
University transportation is available. Any personal transportation such as cars and motorbikes can be parked in the designated parking lots at each residence at no extra charge.
Since availability is limited, early registration is recommended to secure University accommodation. Private and family accommodation is not available in the UOWD Residences.

2. Hotel Apartments at Barsha Heights

In the event that the Jebel Ali Gardens accommodation is fully occupied, we have alternative accommodation available at Barsha Heights which is few minutes away from the University. The hotel apartments are close to metro station (Dubai Internet City) with public bus services and taxis also available.
The rates are AED20,475 per autumn or spring semester + AED1,000 refundable security deposit for the semester and accommodates 4 students per two-bedroom apartment.

3. Emirates Academy (Opposite Burj Al Arab)

Studio accommodation is also available at the Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management and students can choose this option at any time. The accommodation is located within walking distance to the beach, opposite Burj al Arab and Jumeirah Madinat resort including 150 different restaurants and bars, Souk and many more. 

The rates are AED21,000 per autumn or spring semester; summer semester rates are different + AED1,000 refundable security deposit. Please note that University Transportation is not currently available from this location. Students can take the RTA Bus Route 88 to UOWD.


UOWD provides air-conditioned shuttle bus services between the University Residences (Jebel Ali Gardens) and the Dubai Knowledge Park campus several times a day, including an evening service for postgraduate students. This is a free transport service run by UOWD. This service is not currently available to students residing at the Emirates Academy.
RTA public transportation is a safe, clean and inexpensive way for students to travel around the city. The public transportation system covers most of Dubai and students can avail of a discount by showing their Student ID card when they board the bus.

Health Services

All students applying to enter the University Residences must have a mandatory health check at the UOWD Medical Centre, prior to moving in. This health check is free of charge and must be re-done annually after the initial check-up.


For more information about the residences, please click here.

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