RIT Dubai welcomed both new and returning students to its brand new student housing accommodation in Dubai Silicon Oasis on Saturday 20 August. The brand new, purpose built  accommodation blocks, a 5 minute drive from RIT's Silicon Oasis campus are part of RIT's expansion plans.

Dr Yousef  Al Assaf, President of RIT Dubai said on Saturday: "It was a pleasure to welcome students and their families to these new facilities today. It's great to see both returning and new  students and their reaction to the new accommodation. We're grateful to Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority for their investment in and support for this state-of-the-art housing which gives student a safe, secure and inspiring home during their time at RIT Dubai.'

The ultra modern student accommodation consists of separate blocks for men and women. Units feature free wi-fi throughout, laundry facilities, 24 hour security, cable television, a gymnasium and dining facilities. 

Assistant Director of Student Life at RIT Dubai, Ms. Kelly Gosa said. "It's been a wonderful today. Housing orientation days are always hectic, but the quality of the accommodation, the facilities and easy access to campus mean that students are even more excited than usual to be here. For many students, particularly the increasing number of international ones that we have at RIT Dubai, accommodation is a big deciding factor and a key concern in a new city. For them to see the accommodation and for it to exceed their expectations has been wonderful. There's a real buzz. A couple of the parents even asked to stay as they said it was more like a 4 star hotel!

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