Gulf Education and Training Exhibition in Dubai - Fall 2012

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Held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC) from 21 - 23 November 2012, Gulf Education and Training Exhibition in Dubai (GETEX) attracts some of the world’s leading universities, colleges and other education providers, as well as suppliers of education equipment and technology.

Reasons to Attend

Over 5,440 learners, parents and working adults met with 100 represented exhibitors offering over 600 study options at GETEX Autumn in 2011.

GETEX 2012 will focus on General Education; Higher Education; Vocational Education; Training & Professional Development; Global EdTech Forum.

Market Overview

Dubai is a technologically advanced city with its continuous focus on innovation, offering a conducive environment for experiential learning, creative thinking and independent action. According to data collected by the Unesco Institute for Statistics that has published the Global Education Digest 2009, around 5,742 students from the UAE are studying abroad. Over 700 UAE nationals received government scholarship in 2009 to study overseas. The Dubai International Education Fair student recruitment is the Middle East’s largest platform the UAE and other GCC countries. It offers a consistently high lead ratio.

The number of schools in the UAE is expected to double in the next decade to meet the high demand for primary and secondary education. Until such time, demand will continue to outstrip supply much to the benefit of boarding schools in countries such as Australia, Canada, India, UK, USA and others.

Fair Outline

GETEX is the Middle East and Asia’s most powerful platform for student recruitment.

Consider the facts:

  • Drawing on its experience from being in the market for 25 years, The Dubai International Education Fair targets different student groups based on preferences and has a conversion rate that is far higher than industry averages
  • The Dubai International Education Fair maintains close links with the corporate world and regularly hosts seminars and presentations on topics that bridge the divide between education and industry.
  • Thefair boasts of an exhibitor retention rate of over 90 percent year on year which is testament to its success and position in the UAE education market.
  • The Dubai International Education Fair offers a tangible return on your investment; every single person you interact and communicate with at GETEX, has been targeted and invited and is genuinely interested in education.

The Dubai International Education Fair Media Campaign

  • GETEX newspaper, broadcast and online media advertisements will run leading up to the show and through the end of the exhibition.
  • Over 150,000 parents, students and young working professionals across the GCC receive online updates directly from the organisers. Over 20 journalists from the daily press, radio and TV broadcast stations from the region will be specifically invited to cover the event from start to completion.

Education is a top priority for the UAE government in recent years and accounts for more than AED 4.6 billion of the federal budget. Over 400,000 students of 52 nationalities, study in private schools in the UAE of which, over 330,000 students study in English medium schools.

Further Exhibition Information

More information about this leading student recruitment exhibition can be found by selecting the tabs below.

To reserve your place at this international education fair, please select the ‘Prices’ tab and choose the buttons that meet your requirements. Place your purchase in your shopping cart by selecting the ‘Click To Proceed’ button, select ‘checkout’, and fill in your registration details.

What's included as standard

A standard equipped stand includes table, 4 chairs, lockable info counter, fascia board, 6 spot lights, carpet and a standard entry in the guide.

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GETEX Dubai International Fair Guide
Gulf Education and Training Exhibition (Dubai) - 21-23/11/12


21 Nov 2012 - 23 Nov 2012

Venue address:

Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre (DICEC)
Sheikh Saeed Halls 2 & 3
Sheikh Zayed Road
United Arab Emirates

GETEX Spring 2012 Dubai Floorplan
Floor plan


Opening hours for visitors
Date Time
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
10:00 - 14:00 & 17:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
Access times for exhibitors
Date Time
Set up: Pre Event
Set up: Event day
10:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 10:00
21:00 - 22:00
Additional activities
Date Time
Official Opening 21/11/12 10:00

This section identifies the levels and subject areas that are reflected at this fair and for which visitors will have an interest in. This section will help to clarify the types of participants who should attend.

  • Postgraduate (Masters, MBA, LLM, Dip, PhD)
  • Undergraduate (Bachelors)
  • Foundation (Preparatory)
  • Further education & vocational
  • Secondary education
  • Primary education
  • Language learning
  • Professional training
  • Accountancy, finance & insurance
  • Architecture, construction, building & surveying
  • Business, MBA & management
  • Computer science & IT
  • Economics
  • Education & teaching
  • Engineering
  • Health & medicine
  • Humanities
  • Languages
  • Law & LLM
  • Mathematics
  • Retailing & marketing
  • Science
  • Social science
  • Tourism, leisure & hospitality
  • Visual & creative arts

Use the information provided below to learn more about visitors expected to attend the fair and the proportion of those visitors that are relevant to your offering. Additional information about how the educational exhibition is promoted and visiting agents can be found in the grey box.

Visitors are targeted by:

  • Billboards / Posters / Flyers
  • Cooperation with Educational Institutions
  • Internet
  • Invitations
  • PR Campaigns

Visiting Agents

Agents are expected to visit the fair, although no formal activities have been planned for participants to meet them.

Visitors expected to attend:

  • 5440 in Dubai

These visitors are expected to look for:

*All figures are estimates provided by the fair organiser. Individual exhibitors may experience different results as the data is based on the event as a whole.

Use the information provided below to learn more about fair exhibitors both past and current. The statistics are based on the last edition of the education fair and aims to give you a demographic of the international exhibitors based on their type and focus. To display a list of past and current exhibitors select the “Click to Display” button below. You can then sort the list based on the criteria most important to you. Additional information about who the education fair is aimed at can be found in the grey box.

Who should attend:
  • Boarding schools
  • Business schools
  • Colleges
  • Companies (Careers)
  • Education agencies
  • Funding & scholarship providers
  • Gap year organisations
  • Government bodies
  • Hotel management schools
  • Language schools
  • Primary schools
  • Professional bodies
  • Student service providers
  • Summer schools
  • Universities

Past exhibitor numbers:

  • 59 in Dubai

Past exhibitor statistics:


GETEX Dubai International Fair Guide

The full-colour GETEX Dubai International Fair Guide, is a valuable tool for students from Dubai seeking education abroad. Published ahead of the GETEX Fair with a circulation of 30,000 it will be made available to every visitor and education specialists at the fair.

To target an active audience of Dubai students advertising can be ordered. See advertising options and prices in the "Prices" tab.

  • Country: Dubai
  • Language: English
  • Circulation: 30,000
  • Size: A4
  • Finish: Matt/Gloss
  • Colours: CMYK
  • Distribution: GETEX Gulf Education and Training Exhibition in Dubai, UAE

Now you have decided to join the fair you might want to know some basic information to get you started with your travel plans. Information on hotels is listed below and you can find further country specific details in the grey box.

Applying For Visas

All passport holders should check with your local Consulate or Embassy. All visitors require a full passport that must be valid for at least 6 months. Nationals of the following countries are eligible to receive entry permits on arrival in the United Arab Emirates. This means the nationalities listed below will not require a visa prior to arrival and can obtain an entry permit upon arrival at the Dubai: Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bahrain, Brunei, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia , Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Portugal, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, USA, and Vatican City. Visa support is strictly limited to our exhibiting clients. Visa support is NOT provided to visitors.

National Languages


National Currency

UAE dirham (AED)


IBIS Hotel
P O Box 9544 Sheikh Zayed Road
Tel.: (+971)4/3324444

Novotel Hotel
P o Box 9622 Zabeel road 2nd

Lotus Hotel
Al Rigga Road, Dubai 63833
Tel (+971) 4/2658822 10 minutes away

Le Meridien Hotel
Airport Rd, Dubai
Tel (+971) 4/2170000 15 minutes away

Mövenpick Hotel
Oud Metha Area, P.O. Box 32733
Tel (+971) 4/3366000 10 minutes away

Metropolitan Palace Hotel
Al Maktoum Street
Tel (+971) 4/2270000 10 minutes away

*The hotels listed above are only suggestions and we advise you to carryout additional research to ensure you select the hotels that match your requirements. We cannot take responsibility for the accommodation and service provided by 3rd parties.

Working with the University Fairs / Studycentral team is easy, pleasant and fun. They do what we all should: offer sufficient and relevant information, they do it quickly and are very efficient.

Ivana Belamaric
IE Business School

I was very glad to attend the Gulf Education and Training Exhibition in Dubai in April 2011 which provided us with the platform to raise our organization’s profile in the UAE. The response was extremely positive and we are thankful for this opportunity.

Wioletta Londono, Managing Partner
Global Study, UK

The Gulf Education and Training Exhibition in Dubai was the best show for us this year. We are very satisfied with the way the fair was organized. All our 10 universities received a large number of student applications during the event. We look forward to the next edition of GETEX to meet new students as well as to touch base with some of the previous visitors to our pavilion.

Education Malaysia, UAE