Student housing in Dubai and your university accommodation guide

We know that every student has different requirements for housing, and our Student Services team can refer students to a range of preferred housing providers that can meet their needs, expectations, and budgetary considerations. If you wonder how student accommodation works, below you can find a thorough explanation.

There is no Murdoch accommodation available directly on campus or organised through the University. If you are looking for student accommodation in Dubai, here is a list of our preferred student housing providers.

Yugo Dubailand

Yugo Dubailand has been a leading student accommodation since 2016, offering services to students from more than 35 educational and vocational establishments. Yugo has hosted more than 4,000 students from 60 nationalities in the last 8 years and has been given a 4.5 Google rating from more than 370 individual reviews. Yugo is on a mission to better the planet, empower our students on their educational journey, and support their holistic needs whilst providing a safe space to do so.


Yugo offers exclusive residence facilities that set us apart. Here are some key areas:

  • Offering residents spacious en-suite rooms with a variety of bed options, including single, double, and queen sizes
  • Exclusive fully furnished kitchen & lounge for each apartment, and studio rooms have their own kitchenette
  • Segregated floors for ladies and gents
  • 24/7 security and staff, including on-site staff for emergencies CCTV surveillance for building monitoring
  • Restricted access to rooms - no external vendors allowed
  • Stringent global measures for safety and under-18 management


Yugo is conveniently located in Dubai's residential complex, Dubailand, near educational hubs such as Dubai International Academic City (DIAC), Dubai's Business Bay, Design District, Dubai Mall, City Walk, and Knowledge Park. Our transportation system offers easy access and cost savings for reaching your desired destinations.

Dubai Silicon Oasis student residence

The new DSO University Residence in the heart of Dubai Silicon Oasis, only five minutes away from Dubai International Academic City, provides students with a safe, secure, and affordable place to live.

It features fully furnished rooms and all the other facilities and amenities to make you feel at home away from home. Professionally managed, the accommodation has been specially designed to provide everything you need to make your life as a student as easy as possible.


  • Fully furnished, rooms and all the other facilities and amenities to make you feel at home away from home
  • 24/7 security and secure CCTV
  • Options of studio apartments, or three-bedroom apartments for students who wish to share
  • Managed by a professional property manager
  • Student Support Assistant available
  • Full-time maintenance team for indoor and common areas
  • Cleaning service for public area
  • Free cleanings (once weekly)
  • Nurses station in the community
  • Only five minutes away from Dubai International Academic City
  • Free shuttle-bus service to Murdoch University Dubai and other key locations in Dubai
  • Separate living areas for male and female residents
  • Free high-speed internet (Wi-Fi) access
  • Communal facilities including a gym, basketball court, study rooms, and lounges
  • Parking on site
  • Retail shops, restaurants, and other amenities close by

The Myriad Dubai

At The Myriad Dubai, we understand that living away from home can be challenging, which is why our aim is to create a comfortable and safe living environment with all the amenities you need to succeed, both academically and socially. We want to break away from traditional, box-like student housing and offer you college student accommodation that is like a holistic community for young individuals; a home away from home. 

The property is located at the heart of Dubai International Academic City. The Myriad Dubai is a vibrant urban living community, exclusive to students. The community, which consists of seven buildings, offers three room types as well as accessible rooms for people of determination to accommodate up to 2,200 residents.

The Myriad Dubai offers an array of facilities and services to meet the residents’ needs including

  •  Study rooms
  • Activity rooms
  • Library lounge
  •  Kitchen lounges
  • Canteen
  • Laundry rooms
  • Arcade
  • Outdoor amphitheatre
  • Barbecue stations
  • Indoor gym
  • Outdoor callisthenics gym
  • One-sided basketball court
  • Jogging track
  • Rooftop pools
  • Supermarket
  • Restaurants
  • Coffee shops
  • Ladies and gents salons
  • Free shuttle service

And much more!

KSK Homes

KSK Homes proudly presents a brand-new vibrant student residential community located directly at the heart of Dubai International Academic City, the prime destination for higher education in the UAE. Make new friends, meet people from different universities, and make your student experience more memorable! With our properties so well located inside Dubai Academic City, it will now only take you a few minutes to get to your university.

Students’ families and friends who would like to stay with them can now enjoy staying in our KSK Hotel on the same premises as the student’s residence. Select between Premium, Double, Twin or Single room options in our budget-friendly hotel. Get the full hospitality service.

Save time and enjoy the city together!

EAHM student accommodation

The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management (EAHM) is located in the prestigious residential and luxury hotels area on the coast of Dubai, right opposite the world-famous Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Hotel and Wild Wadi Waterpark. We offer students a single studio accommodation consisting of an en-suite bathroom, kitchen, bed, and study area with one of the greatest views in Dubai.

Fully furnished on-campus single studio accommodation consisting of an en-suite bathroom, kitchen, bed and study areas in the room. There are 2 cafes on-campus serving a variety of different cuisines and also a number of restaurants located in the Jumeirah Hotels, which are all within walking distance.

Ascott properties

Ascott-owned properties Citadines Apart Hotel and Citadines Metro Central Dubai are both located in the heart of the bustling city. An ideal location for students who prefer to live in the centre of it all.

Citadines Metro Central Dubai and Citadines Apart Hotel are located in Barsha heights adjacent to the Dubai Internet City Metro Station. The Citadines Metro Central offers modern comforts and conveniences, perfect for savvy and on-the-go individuals who enjoy vibrant city living. 

Ascott Properties offers spacious one-bedroom apartments, with a range of amenities such as 

  • Restaurants
  • Guest lounge
  • Pool
  • Gym
  • Secure parking 

The apartment comprises fully equipped kitchenettes, and separate living, dining, and bedroom areas giving a sense of space that provides an oasis of calm in the centre of this bustling city. 

Citadines Metro Central Dubai is located about 2km from Murdoch University. Students can choose a scenic route for a walk to the university or catch a bus from a stop right below the apartment building.