Division of Student Affairs

At RIT Dubai we recognize the importance of sports to student life. We encourage our students to be active in sports as it will also help students not only gain vital experience and skills, but students engaged in athletics and sports have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills, work in a team and learn that regular practice and dedication leads to success. The Student Affairs Office caters to all types of athletes by providing a variety of sports programs and athletic opportunities that are accessible to all students’ good training and dedicated, professional coaches are key elements of the programs that we provide.


Varsity/Intercollegiate Sports - requires high commitment

For the competitive student-athletes, who are interested in competing against universities from the U.A.E. RIT Dubai Athletics offers the opportunity to join a number of varsity sport teams.    

  • Basketball (Men’s and Women’s)
  • Volleyball (Men’s and Women’s)
  • Football (Men’s)
  • Cricket (Men’s)

Students who represent RIT Athletics on the varsity sports teams must be able to balance academics with the demanding schedule of training and competition. Team members must understand that practices and games are held in the evening. Attending practices is mandatory.


Club Sports - occasionally competes

  • Swimming
  • Track & Field
  • Karate (co-ed fitness classes)

On Campus Recreation

Are organized within the RIT community and participation is limited to RIT students, staff and faculty. Events are organized by the RIT Athletics team to promote competition and fun among the students and teachers. In the past RIT Dubai Athletics has organized intramural games in table tennis, soccer, volleyball and basketball.

  • Intramurals and one off events

Click here to register for a team*