Oldest Universities in the United Arab Emirates


What are the oldest Universities in the United Arab Emirates? uniRank tries to answer this question by publishing a list of 63 Emirati Universities ordered by year of establishment and meeting the following uniRank selection criteria:

  • being chartered, licensed or accredited by the appropriate Emirati higher education-related organization
  • offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees)
  • delivering courses predominantly in a traditional, face-to-face, non-distance education format
Our aim is to highlight which Emirati Universities have the longest history and tradition and how this correlates to their uniRank University Ranking.

Oldest Universities in the United Arab Emirates

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1 United Arab Emirates University Al-Ain
34 Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies Dubai
27 Khawarizmi International College Abu Dhabi ...
35 Dubai Medical College Dubai
54 Al Wasl University Dubai
2 Higher Colleges of Technology Al-Ain ...
9 Ajman University Ajman ...
11 Skyline University College Sharjah
43 American College of Dubai Dubai
44 Dubai Pharmacy College Dubai
40 Emirates College of Technology Abu Dhabi
28 University of Wollongong in Dubai Dubai
51 Al Dar University College Dubai
45 Islamic Azad University U.A.E. Branch Dubai
8 American University in Dubai Dubai
16 University of Dubai Dubai
3 University of Sharjah Sharjah
4 American University of Sharjah Sharjah
7 Zayed University Dubai ...
21 Gulf Medical University Ajman ...
33 Al Ghurair University Dubai
30 Manipal University, Dubai Dubai
24 The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management Dubai
42 Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology Dubai Dubai
10 Abu Dhabi University Abu Dhabi ...
12 Al Ain University Al Ain ...
17 The British University in Dubai Dubai
23 Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government Dubai
Un Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland-Dubai Dubai
Un New York Institute of Technology Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi
20 Middlesex University Dubai Dubai
29 Institute of Management Technology Dubai Dubai
46 Fatima College of Health Sciences Abu Dhabi ...
53 European University College Dubai ...
57 European International College Abu Dhabi
22 Canadian University of Dubai Dubai
14 American University in the Emirates Dubai
39 Ras al-Khaimah Medical and Health Sciences University Ras al-Khaimah
38 University of Fujairah Fujairah
15 Université Paris-Sorbonne Abou Dhabi Abu Dhabi
36 Emirates College for Advanced Education Abu Dhabi
6 Khalifa University Abu Dhabi ...
Un Université Saint-Joseph de Dubai Dubai
Un Rochester Institute of Technology, Dubai Dubai
32 Murdoch University Dubai Dubai
56 Mohammed V University Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi
13 American University of Ras Al Khaimah Ras al-Khaimah
50 Abu Dhabi Polytechnic Abu Dhabi
25 Emirates Aviation University Dubai
5 New York University Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi ...
49 Umm Al Quwain University Umm Al Quwain
58 Imam Malik College for Islamic Sharia and Law Dubai
47 Jumeira University Dubai
26 Amity University Dubai Dubai
41 City University College of Ajman Ajman
48 Abu Dhabi School of Management Abu Dhabi
18 Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences Dubai
19 Al Falah University Dubai
37 MODUL University Dubai Dubai ...
31 Al Qasimia University Sharjah
55 MENA College of Management Dubai
52 The College of Fashion and Design Dubai
59 University College of Mother and Family Sciences Ajman
Legend: Un Unranked

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