News - 30th January 2016 - (Arabian Business)
Global Student Accommodation Group (GSA) has announced the launch of Uninest Student Residences in Dubai to meet the growing demand for dedicated student accommodation in one of the world’s fastest growing higher education hubs.
Offering the first non-campus, student residential building in the emirate, Uninest Residences will open to students studying at all universities from February.
GSA said in a statement that Uninest, which is situated in Dubailand, will bridge the gap between the current private rental market offering and the under-supply of university campus student housing.
In the last 12 years, the UAE has established 35 universities, with total enrolments in the country reaching over 120,000 students in 2015, of which an estimated 60,000 are in Dubai alone.
The UAE now boasts the highest number of international branch campuses in the world, 26 of which are located in Dubai.
Fran Turner, group operations manager for GSA Group, said: “We are delighted to be launching Uninest Student Residences in Dubai. Our focus is on providing the ultimate living environment for students to thrive academically as well as enjoy their living experience during their studies.
“By launching the first dedicated student accommodation facility in the emirate we are aiming to bridge the gap between the current private rental market offering and the under-supply of university campus student housing. We believe this will also further boost Dubai as a regional education hub."
Globally, participation in higher education is forecast to grow at a staggering rate from 196 million enrolments in 2012 to 263 million by 2025.
At Uninest Student Residences, students can choose from a variety of gender-segregated accommodation options. The rental options are all-inclusive of furniture, utility bills, a scheduled shuttle bus, as well as high-speed Wi-Fi throughout the property.
A dedicated student services team is also available 24/7 to ensure the safety and welfare of student residents. The living-learning environment comes with study rooms, iMAC computer stations and common rooms, a dining area and roof terrace with pool and gymnasium.
The Uninest Student Residences are open for viewings to students, parents and universities and can be moved into from February 1.