H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to The British University in Dubai (BUiD).



BUiD was established in 2003 to be the region’s leading research-based university, facilitating world-class education, training and research. It provides an important and growing community and resource for young professionals, leading academics, corporate managers and aspiring leaders of all description.


We were formed out of a genuine collaboration between Dubai and the United Kingdom to provide the best of British education in Dubai. As Chancellor, I am proud that BUiD makes a substantial and unique contribution to the United Arab Emirates and the Gulf region. BUiD’s programmes truly enhance the careers of our graduates as well as the nation’s future.


BUID is a non-profit university which has attracted academic experts from across the world to develop regionally tailored programmes, in which they extend and challenge the boundaries of knowledge, understanding and research.


The UAE Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs licenses BUiD to award its own degrees.  BUiD’s qualifications are also recognised internationally by NARIC. BUiD’s internal quality assurance include processes that ensure our programmes and students’ achievements are of standards on a par with those of our UK Universities Alliance partners (the University of Glasgow, the University of Edinburgh, and the University of Manchester). The UK Universities Alliance collaborates with BUiD within a Concordat agreement that provides a comprehensive framework for the strategic directions and governance of the Alliance.


We are grateful to our founders, the Al Maktoum Foundation, the Dubai Development and Investment Authority (now Dubai Holding), Rolls-Royce, the British Business Group, and the National Bank of Dubai (now Emirates NBD), and to our major contributing partner, the Knowledge Fund Establishment of the Government of Dubai.


In 2019 we celebrated our fifteenth anniversary and our 100th doctoral graduate – we look forward to a successful and thriving future and we thank you for your interest in our university.

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: +971507012843

Email: [email protected]