Heriot-Watt University's Dubai Campus is located in Dubai International Academic City (DIAC), approximately 20 minutes from the Dubai business district.

Spread across an area of 20 million square feet and dedicated solely to universities and colleges, DIAC is the first development of its kind in Dubai. It supports a large, vibrant academic community. Eight million square feet has been dedicated to the international higher education zone, while a further three million square feet is allocated to research and development centres.

DIAC also offers an excellent range of facilities to help make you student life on campus stimulating, interesting and full of new opportunities. Three million square feet is dedicated to on-campus student accommodation, a modern sports centre complete with a gym, basketball and volleyball courts and a soccer pitch, and a students' union that offers lounges, wellness centres and dining facilities.