RIT Dubai completed phase one of construction on its new campus in the Dubai Silicon Oasis in spring 2021. It spans 129,000 square meters with collaborative teaching and research spaces envisioned to be a positive and healthy environment to encourage independence, informal and creative meetings, socializing, and participation.
At the heart of the new campus is a centralized courtyard with an innovation center as its focal point, overlooked by all other academic buildings. The campus includes a wide range of spaces designed to facilitate instruction, learning communities, research and innovation laboratories for experiential learning, collaborative meeting and events areas, and more. Students have access to extensive amenities including a fitness center, activity rooms, clinic, dining hall, a prayer room, communal lounges, and nearby public transportation.
Next up: Phase two—which will allow the campus to accommodate up to 4,000 students, adding more classroom, research, and collaboration spaces as well as student housing—is expected to begin within the next five years.