Following are some of the top ranking universities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE):

United Arab Emirates University
- It is the first and foremost comprehensive National University in the United Arab Emirates.
- It is ranked 374th among the world's best universities in THE-QS World University Rankings™ 2009. The University entered the rankings for the first time in the 401-500 band in 2008. The rankings are based on six factors: academic and employer surveys, staff-student ratios, research citations and the proportion of international staff and students.

Zayed University
- The University offers globally recognized bachelor degrees in Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, IT and Media.
- It is ranked 2nd in the UAE and 1061st in the world, according to the world university ranking 2010.

Heriot-Watt University (Dubai)
- It is one of the top ranking universities in the UK. Heriot-Watt moved up nine places in The Times Higher Education ranking of the RAE 2008 results and is in the top 35 universities in the UK.
- The 2009 Sunday Times University Guide ranked the University in 7th place for the number of students who are from other EU and non-EU countries.
- The Dubai campus provides top quality British education to students and executives from around the Gulf and further afield.

University of Wollongong in Dubai
- The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) is one of the UAE's oldest and most prestigious universities. It was established in 1993 by the University of Wollongong in Australia.
- All UOWD degree programs are accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and are also audited by the Australian Universities Quality Agency.
- University of Wollongong in Australia received the maximum five-star rankings in six key categories in the Australian Good Universities Guide 2010, which ranks Australia's universities.

Rochester Institute of Technology
- It offers an internationally recognized US bachelors degree. As an RIT Dubai student, you will earn the same degree as students studying on the RIT campus in Rochester, New York.
- RIT is consistently ranked among the top universities in the US. RIT is listed in Barron's Best Buys in College Education. It is also featured in the 2010 Fiske guide to colleges.
- U.S. News & World Report magazine has consistently rated RIT among America's "Best Buys" in college education.

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek