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Dubai Centre

The Dubai Centre - a leading resource for the Middle East and North Africa

City University London's Dubai Centre was established in February 2007 in collaboration with the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), as a regional centre of educational excellence for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

Located in the prestigious DIFC, the Dubai Centre new offices were officially launched on 5 May 2009 under the patronage of His Highness Sheik Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

The Centre operates as a not-for‐profit venture. It offers Executive MBA, MSc programmes in Aviation management, tailor‐made executive education, business services and high profile networking events. The quality of education is guaranteed with London‐based faculty flying in to provide the programmes.

Now fully established in the region, our centre has emerged as a market leader in postgraduate education for employers and employees alike. We have achieved this by creating a unique environment in which students benefit from the expertise of business leaders while accessing outstanding networking opportunities and career enhancing connections.

Visit us: Sunday - Thursday from 09:00 - 17:00

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC)
Gate Village, Building 2, Level 3
P.O. Box 482070, Dubai, UAE                                      

Updates from the Dubai Centre - Read our Newsletter July 2014

                                                    Read our Newsletter February 2015  

                                                    Read our Newsletter August 2015                

MENA advisory board

Created in January 2011 to provide advice and support to our institution in the region.


Dr Roy Leighton
Council Chairman of British Expertise and Chairman of Financial Services Champions UKTI

External Members:

Mark Beer OBE
Registrar, DIFC Courts, Dubai International Financial Centre

Caroline Faraj
Chief Operations Director, CNN

Chris Mouchbahani
Managing Partner at M Capital Group

Rehan Pathan
Managing Director, Takseem Dubai EMBA 2007

Giselle Pettyfer
Vice Chairman, Falcon and Associates

Edward Quinlan
Retired, Ernst & Young Country Partner, UAE

Bashir Siman OBE
Special Representative to the UAE - Financial & Professional Services, British Embassy

Alexandre Suarez
Executive Director, E S Bankers Dubai Ltd;  MSc Finance 2002

Cass & City University Members:

Professor Roy Batchelor
Professor of Banking & Finance; Director of the Cass Executive MBA Programme in Dubai

Professor Steven Haberman

Ehsan Razavizadeh
Regional Director - MENA and Head of Dubai Centre

Graduation Ceremony May 2014