Student Accommodation

The British University in Dubai does not directly provide student accommodation, but we have provided the details of two providers of purpose built student accommodation that are closest to campus and just a short journey away from Dubai International Academic City. They are:



What accommodation options are available?

Uninest: is owned and operated by GSA who are the leading Global Student Accommodation Company worldwide. Located in Dubailand which is about 15 minutes from the university campus in the Academic City.


  1. Rooftop swimming pool
  2. Fully equipped gym
  3. High speed broadband and wifi
  4. 24-hour security
  5. Launderette facilities
  6. Car parking
  7. Weekly cleaning
  8. Outdoor terrace

For full details please visit

DOSA University Residences: is owned and operated by Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority, located in the heart of Dubai Silicon Oasis which is about 15 minutes from the university campus in the Academic City.


  1. Furnished with beds, study table, chair, lamp, shelf, built-in wardrobes, personal safe and mini fridges in studio rooms and a large fridge in the apartment units
  2. Bathroom in each room
  3. Social areas
  4. Free laundry services (self-serve washers and dryers available)
  5. Please purchase your own bedding
  6. Free high speed Wi-Fi.
  7. Transportation (One pickup & One Drop off) or more, based on the number of students registered.
  8. Basketball, volleyball and football courts
  9. Daily shuttle bus to shopping malls and downtown Dubai.
  10. Complimentary cleaning service once per week.
  11. Cleaners available till 10:30 PM for emergency cleaning services.
  12. Water & electricity.
  13. Separate building for females. Cleaners & security in this blocks are females only.
  14. Free car parking.
  15. 24/7 security and secured access system to the residence.
  16. Sharing facilities (washing machines & dryers in every floor for studios)
  17. Free access to Gym, hall living area, gaming room, and study room.
  18. For more details please visit DSOA website

How much are accommodation fees?


Monthly costs for twin accommodation start from AED 2,950 or AED 5,600 for single accommodation.

To secure your accommodation, the first two months’ rental paid in advance of arrival, a deposit of AED 2,500, and an international guarantor.

DOSA University Residences:

Monthly costs for twin accommodation start from AED 2,500 or AED 5,000 for single accommodation.

To secure your accommodation, DSO University Residence requires three months’ rent paid in advance and a security deposit of AED 2,500 (twin accommodation) or AED 5,000 (single accommodation).

Special rate for a full academic year (9 months) is available.

How can I reserve my place in the student residence?

Reserve accommodation with either of the providers listed, you are advised to contact them directly to make your reservation: UninestDSOA

Do the accommodation providers offer single sex accommodation?

The student residences are gender segregated with male and female residents living separately.

Uninest: All apartments are segregated, there are separate rooms for male and female students.

DOSA University Residences

Buildings are gender segregated and specific building allocations are based on student enrolment and availability.

Shuttle bus service

Uninest and DSOA University Residence offer regular shuttle transport services from their accommodation to Academic City and key locations in Dubai for residents that are part of the accommodation agreement.

Can the university assist me to find alternative accommodation options?

The University Operations team will be able to put you in contact with appropriate accommodation agencies to help you find the accommodation in Dubai that is right for you. For any queries please email [email protected]

Contact Us

If you have any specific queries about accommodation in Dubai, please get in touch with the operations team here at the British University in Dubai.

Operations Team
1st Floor, Block 11
The British University in Dubai
Dubai International Academic City, Dubai, UAE
Telephone: +971 4 2791 416
Email: [email protected]

The British University in Dubai

Block 11, 1st and 2nd floor, Dubai International Academic City PO Box 345015, Dubai, UAE

Tel: +971 4 279 1400

Whatsapp: +971 50 701 2843

Email: [email protected]