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United Arab Emirates

One of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates, Dubai is popular with tourists, students, and business people alike. As a thriving business hub, the government has set up industry-specific free zones that continue to attract business people from all over the world. The American University in Dubai (AUD) is strategically situated next to Dubai Media City and Dubai Internet City, business communities that are home to such prestigious firms as Sony, Reuters, CNN, McGraw Hill Publishing, Microsoft, Oracle and IBM.

Dubai is also one of the world's most vibrant tourist destinations. Attracted to its year round sunshine and luxurious lifestyle, the number of tourists visiting Dubai is expected to reach 15 million by the year 2010. With its lavish reputation, Dubai continues to impress with world-class events such as the annual Dubai Shopping Festival, Dubai International Film Festival, Dubai World Cup, and Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament.

Marymount University students can participate in the following programs in the UAE: 

American University in Dubai – Communications, Business, Information Technology, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Arab Studies
American University in Dubai – Summer

Special Note: The American University in Dubai offers the William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship, which will cover the costs of tuition and housing. Two Marymount University students have been awarded this scholarship for study during the summer and academic year. For more information, please visit the Financial Aid page for study abroad.