Students studying at RIT Dubai will live in the Dubai Silicon Oasis Student Accommodations. Newly built in 2016, the housing is approximately a 5 minute ride from campus.
Free round-trip transportation is available to campus in addition to nearby malls and the Rashidiya metro station. Shuttle service between housing and RIT Dubai runs Sunday-Thursday and an evening shuttle to the nearest metro station, malls and other points of interest runs daily (including weekends). To further explore the city students can use the metro, bus, taxis or water taxis.
The student housing buildings are gender segregated and specific building allocations are based on student enrollment and availability. Study abroad students will be co-mingled with students from RIT Dubai and other local university students will also live within the building. Students can expect to share a bedroom and accommodations are available with a shared in-room kitchen or a shared floor kitchen. There is no meal plan option, so students will need to prepare their own meals or choose to eat at nearby restaurants. The ground floor of the building houses a pharmacy, restaurant, and tea cafe. There are a few small convenience stores and restaurants within walking distance from housing, or students can take the shuttle service to mall/shopping areas for larger grocery stores and a variety of restaurants. There are also two large grocery stores (Choitrams and Al Maya) in the Dubai Silicon Oasis where the RIT Dubai campus is located.
- Furnishings with beds, study table, chair, lamp, shelf, built-in wardrobes, personal safe and fridge
- Bathroom in each room
- 24/7 security
- Free Wi-Fi
- Social areas
- Dining facility (pay as you go, no meal plan available)
- Free laundry services
- Free weekly basic cleaning service for rooms is available
It is important to understand the Dubai Silicon Oasis housing policies. Information on facility services, quiet hours, guests and alcohol policy is available here. Your study abroad advisor can answer any additional questions and all students will attend a housing orientation with in-country staff once arriving in Dubai.