Multi-crew pilot licence (MPL)
The MPL programme trains students in a complex multicrew environment. Successful students are licensed to fly the Airbus A320 family of aircraft.
Details: 18 months; about Dh500,000; Alpha Aviation Academy; 06-557 4243
Emergency medical services
Dubai Women’s College offers a course in emergency medical services, which students can major in. The course is created to educate and train students in pre-hospital and emergency care. The major includes a learning experience in the US.
Details: Dubai Women’s College; 04-267 2929
Radio jockeying and programming courses
With the UAE now a top-draw entertainment destination, aspiring radio jockeys have a bright future in the country. Learn on-air presentation, research assistance, programming control and media sales with EMDI.
Details: Four months; Dh9,500; EMDI Institute of Media and Communication; 04-367 1145
Interior design courses
Manipal University, Dubai, offers courses in interior design, aimed at an understanding of design principles and industry requirements.
Details: Certificate course: One year (starting from Dh27,300); Graduate course: Three years; Masters course: Two years; Manipal University, Dubai; 04-429 0777
Diploma in travel and tourism
The national diploma in travel and tourism at Emirates Aviation College is offered to help students gain employment in the burgeoning leisure and tourism industry in the Middle East.
Details: Two years; Dh27,225 per semester, four semesters in two years; Emirates Aviation College; 04-282 4000
Perfume discovery and creation
The French leader in perfume consultancy and training, Cinquième Sens Paris shares its know-how in the technique of olfaction and perfume making.
Details: One month; Dh7,000; Esmod; 04-429 1228
Diploma in hospitality
The curriculum focuses on commercial cookery skills, product creativity, multitasking abilities, interpersonal skills and supervisory and leadership strengths for placement in the hospitality and cruise-line industries.
Details: Three months; Dh26,600; International Centre for Culinary Arts; 04-398 9745
Fashion marketing and retailing
This course from Heriot-Watt University Dubai prepares students by providing knowledge about different facets of the fashion sector, including fashion communication, buying, logistics and business practices.
Details: Three to four years; Heriot-Watt University Dubai; 04-361 6999
Modern and contemporary Middle Eastern art
This programme may improve your chances of finding employment in the emerging art scene in the UAE. At the end of the course, participants would be able to recognise the role of art in cultural tourism and economic development.
Details: Five weeks; Dh3,000; University of Wollongong in Dubai; 04-367 2400