Kidney Disease in the UAE: Research and Practice in Nursing

Key Information


Application Deadline: 23/10/23 at 9:00 am

Opportunity type: Academic-led trips

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

Ref: 10007944


Departure Date: 24/02/24

Return Date: 02/03/24


£1000: the estimated cost for travel and accommodation (excluding any support). Students will also be required to pay for: UK and in-country transfers, visits, food and drink, visa (if applicable))


DMU Global Bursary: £400


Accommodation: Shared rooms will be provided at the DMU Dubai campus halls of residence

Travel: Booked by DMU (students travel as a group)


General Enquiries: Global Mobility Office -

Trip Lead: Justin Dobson -

How to pay

Payment details: Students will be required to pay £600 as a contribution towards the cost of travel, accommodation and transfers (if included) after being offered a place on the trip. The DMU Global bursary will be deducted directly from the overall cost of the booking.

Carbon Levy

Student contribution: To offset the carbon emissions from the flight for this trip there is a £5 Carbon Levy for this trip which has been added to the total cost. Information about how this Levy will be used can be found here.


Second and Third Year Nursing with Registration (Adult Nursing) students enrolled on (or have previously completed) NURY2004 and NURX2004 Complex Care are eligible to participate on this opportunity. There is a maximum of 20 places available, with a minimum of 15 participants required for this opportunity to take place. Students are recommended to check the eligibility criteria before applying.


Trip description

It is estimated that 1 in 5 people will suffer with some form of renal impairment in the UAE, and a higher rate of preventable kidney disease than the rest of the world. As such treatment and research in to nephrology is a national priority across the emirates.

This trip will allow students to consider the incidence of acute and chronic kidney disease in the UAE, explore treatment options, observe and visit world class clinical areas and discuss treatment options with nurse specialists. Learning opportunities for this trip will link to second and third year modules on chronic disease, health promotion and illness prevention. students will also consider how renal impairment in the UAE relates to global health agendas and health disparities.

Visits as part of this opportunity will include to SEHA Renal Center Abu Dhabi and engagements with the DMU Dubai campus. Students will be provided with accommodation at the DMU Dubai campus. More information about the facilities can be found here.

The estimated total cost for flights and accommodation for this trip to the UAE is £1000. Students will be expected to pay the remaining amount after the £400 DMU Global bursary is deducted from the total.

Learning objectives

Participating in a DMU Global opportunity can help you develop a range of employability skills and competencies that enhance your studies. Through participation in this trip to Dubai we expect that:

  • Learn about the prevalence and treatment of Kidney Disease in the UAE
  • Compare and contrast the role and perception of the nurse in UAE, with that of the UK, and the role of the nurse in assessment and research.
  • Explore the role of the nurse in health promotion and illness prevention in the UAE, with specific focus on kidney disease
  • Learn about the culture and practices of living and working in the UAE

Before the trip to Dubai, students will attend a virtual session with SEHA renal center to introduce them to the clinical team, and researchers.

Cultural activities

Dubai is a Muslim country with its own values and customs. students will experience work and play in the UAE, with a wealth of cultural experiences on offer. Planned cultural activities include a visit to Abu Dhabi and an opportunity to visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque (the worlds second largest mosque).

During free time, participants may like to experience other cultural experiences such as desert safari, camel riding and tours of the major sights in downtown Dubai, including the Burj Khalifa (the worlds largest Building).

Visa Information

Due to various external factors and an unprecedented demand for international travel, there are significant delays in visa processing, as well as very limited availability of application appointment slots for some countries and embassies.

We recommend that you take all appropriate steps to secure a visa as soon as practically possible, and to notify DMU Global if you face any issues. It is your responsibility to meet the entry requirements of the country you are travelling to. Failing to do so may mean that you’re liable for the costs incurred to the university (including repayment of the DMU Global bursary).