Housing Operations

Brand New Student Housing coming soon in 2016! 

RIT Dubai is in the construction phase of the new student dorms located in close proximity to the campus. 


Housing Orientation Spring Semester 2016 will take place on the 20th from 5 pm - 8pm

Fall Semester 2015-16:
            Check-in dates:
                        New Students                                     : 23rd August 
                        Current Students                                 : 28th August
            Check-out dates:
                        New & Current students                     : 25th December 
                        *You must check out if you are not residing at Etisalat Academy during Spring. Otherwise, you may stay at the dorms. 
Spring Semester 2015-16:
            Check-in dates:
                        New students                                      : 18th January 
                        Current students joining from Spring  : 22nd January 
            Check-out dates:
                        New & Current students                     : 23rd May ( May 2016)
Students  will be charged AED 205 per night for any extended day past the final date for checking out.

Living on campus at RIT Dubai and Etisalat Academy

RIT Dubai provides housing for students at Etisalat Academy with the option of single or twin-shared rooms. The Academy also hosts students from other universities in the area, creating a diverse and vibrant community for all of the residents.

Take a virtual Tour 


Each room at Etisalat Academy has:

-   a private bathroom with a shower;

-    a wardrobe (closet);

-    a full size bed;

-     a desk with desk lights;

-    a guest seating area.

Rooms also come equipped with a telephone, a television, and ethernet cable for wired Internet connection. A wireless Internet connection is also available. Kitchenettes are available on the student floor and each room comes with a small refrigerator and an electric water kettle.

Male students are housed in a different building than our female student.  Security guards are stationed at the Academy during day and night to guard student safety.




Etisalat Academy is a gated, lush oasis strategically situated far enough from Dubai’s city center to allow students to concentrate on their studies without distraction, but close enough to give students the opportunity to take advantage of Dubai’s many attractions. The Academy is located about 15 minutes from the RIT Dubai campus.

Location Map 



A shuttle bus runs several times daily directly between the Academy and the academic campus from Sunday through Thursday.  Etisalat Academy also runs a daily shuttle bus in the evening to area malls with the exception of Saturday. Students can hire taxies or use the metro to get around the city.



Etisalat Academy has a restaurant that is open three times a day. The buffet combines a wide variety of choices to accommodate the dietary needs of the students.



Washers and driers are available at the end of each wing of the residence buildings. Irons and ironing boards are available on each floor, and a laundry service is available for hire. Residents are provided with bed linen and towels.


Facilities at Etisalat Academy

 More details 


Swimming pool, tennis courts, basketball court, football pitch, beach volleyball court, and a full-sized cushioned running track.

Indoor facilities:

State of the art gym, a fully equipped sports hall, splash courts, badminton courts, tennis courts, billiards, snooker, swimming pool and table tennis.



Etisalat Academy Bus Schedule


Etisalat Academy - RIT Dubai - Etisalat Academy

CONTACT: 04 371 2000 (RIT DUBAI) OR 04 204 3000 (ETISALAT ACADEMY)

From:                 Etisalat Academy

From:                   RIT Dubai

8:30 AM

11:25 AM

10:30 AM

1:25 PM

12:30 PM

3:25 PM

2:30 PM

5:00 PM












Driving Directions

From Abu Dhabi:

Take Sheikh Zayed Road towards Dubai. At Mall of Emirates, turn right onto Umm Suqeim Road towards Bawadi. Continue straight until the Arabian Ranches interchange.  Turn left onto Emirates Road (E311) towards Sharjah.  Continue straight until Exit 60, take the ramp to Al Muhaisnah (93).  Turn left at the first traffic signal (with Emarat Petrol station on your left) and follow the road around until the second security gate entrance.

From Sharjah and the Northern Emirates:

Take Emirates Road (E311) towards Dubai and Jebel Ali.  At Exit 60, take the ramp towards Al Muhaisnah (93) and cross back over the Emirates Road on the bridge. Turn left at the first traffic lights (with Emarat Petrol station on your left) and follow the road around until the second security gate entrance.

Etisalat Academy GPS Coordinates

25°15'30.81" N

55°24'42.19" E


Housing Fees




Housing (including transportation & facilities – per year)




Sharing (Double)



Housing Deposit (non- refundable & credited towards 1st payment of tuition)



Housing Application 


Download the Housing Handbook