· Registration now open for 10 - 13-year-old students
· Summer Camp to offer a fun experiential week for children to learn about Tourism, Retail, Culinary Arts, Events and Hospitality
· Camp programme to run from 7 - 18 July and will include sessions at Dubai Sports World
Dubai, UAE; 18 June 2019: The Dubai College of Tourism (DCT), an institution established by Dubai’s Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), has announced the launch of its Summer Camp, which will be hosted for young students at the college campus in July. With the aim of introducing young students to the range of courses available at the College across its five core disciplines – Tourism, Retail, Culinary Arts, Events and Hospitality, the camp will also give participants an opportunity to learn about Dubai’s position as a leading tourism and cultural destination through a programme of classroom-based activities combined with fun, educational outings.
The DCT Summer Camp will run from 7 - 18 July for students aged 10 - 13 years where they can enroll for either the first week, the second week or for the full duration of the camp (Sunday – Thursday).
Each day will be dedicated to one of the five vocational courses available through the college, giving participants a taster of what they could learn as a student at DCT with activities designed to encourage curiosity and engaged learning. In addition to the classroom sessions and hands-on training provided on campus, students will also enjoy field trips to popular indoor tourism attractions, giving them valuable insight into the emirate’s diverse destination offering. A key element of the camp will be two visits per week to Dubai Sports World, a key fixture in the city’s year-round events calendar. All students will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities at the emirate’s largest indoor summer sports venue at Dubai World Trade Centre.
Commenting on the launch of the Summer Camp, Essa Bin Hadher, General Manager of DCT, said: “As parents search for summer camps that are engaging and educational for their children this summer, Dubai College of Tourism is pleased offer a Summer Camp for a unique learning experience. Following the success of our first Spring Tourism Camp earlier this year, our programme aims to create awareness of the College and the various courses on offer for students of different age groups, as well as the range of career choices that await DCT graduates. Students at the DCT Summer Camp will not only learn what life is like at our College facility, but they will also gain an understanding of the various aspects of Dubai’s tourism industry. The Summer Camp will provide young students with the opportunity to navigate new experiences within a safe and supportive environment which will focus on positive reinforcement through sports with the support of our partners at Dubai Sports World.”
DCT Summer Camp fees are AED 800 for one week (Sunday to Thursday) and AED 1,400 for two weeks (Sunday to Thursday). Classroom training for participants will be provided at DCT’s new purpose-built college facility at Dubai Tourism’s headquarters located in One Central at Dubai World Trade Centre. For more information on the Summer Camp and to register, visit https://dct.ac.ae/admissions/dct-summer-camp/.
DCT is a vocational education college that is accredited by the Knowledge & Human Development Authority (KHDA), allowing students to gain both academic knowledge and career experience through hands-on training, industry-specific insights provided by expert teaching staff, collaborative initiatives with industry partners to immersive site visits, year-round guest lectures, and DCT’s active internship programme which has been specifically developed to allow successful graduates to excel in the workplace.
About Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism)
With the ultimate vision of positioning Dubai as the world’s leading tourism destination and commercial hub, Dubai Tourism’s mission is to increase the awareness of Dubai among global audiences and to attract tourists and inward investment into the emirate. Dubai Tourism is the principal authority for the planning, supervision, development and marketing of Dubai’s tourism sector. It markets and promotes the Emirate’s commerce sector, and is responsible for the licensing and classification of all tourism services, including hotels, tour operators and travel agents. Brands and departments within the Dubai Tourism portfolio include Dubai Business Events, Dubai Calendar, and Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment.
About Dubai College of Tourism (DCT)
DCT runs the first-of-its-kind multi-disciplinary educational platform in the region. The College provides foundation, certificate and diploma courses in tourism, hospitality, retail, events and culinary arts through the TVET accreditation framework. DCT aims to be recognised as the premier vocational institution in the region with its courses bridging the gap between in-house training and a full bachelor’s degree, ensuring a steady stream of highly trained tourism professionals for the city. The college is also responsible for delivering fundamental programmes specifically designed for those working within the tourism industry, such as ‘Dubai Way’ (for tourist-facing staff in Dubai) and ‘Dubai Expert’ (an interactive online training tool for international travel agents). For more information, please visit www.dct.ac.ae.