Nursing Research and Practice in the UAE

Key Information


Application Deadline: 24/10/22 at 9:00 am

Opportunity type: Academic-led trips

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

Ref: 10007135


Departure Date: 03/03/23

Return Date: 10/03/23


£1100: the estimated cost for travel and accommodation (excluding DMU Global bursary). 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 at the DMU Dubai campus halls

Travel: Flights will be booked by DMU


General Enquiries: Global Mobility Office -

Trip Lead: Carol Greenway -


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

Kidney disease is common both worldwide and, in the UAE, and affects about one in 10 adults. The global burden is increasing, and Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is projected to become the fifth most common cause of years of life lost globally by 2040.

Students will be able to learn about the research on Early Detection of CKD and gain an understanding of the healthcare system in another country. There will an opportunity to meet nurses in the region and visit a clinical environment to discuss clinical care in order to critically reflect on the significance of the values, attitudes and holistic approaches that nurses require, in order to deliver evidence-based care. In addition, the world commemorates World Kidney Day on 10 March to raise awareness about the various kidney diseases that exist and it is hoped that students will be able to shadow the activities that will be undertaken in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Students will be able to reflect on these global activities and participation will add to their practice portfolio.

The estimated total cost for flights and accommodation for this trip to the UAE is £1100. Students will be expected to pay the remaining amount after the £400 DMU Global bursary is deducted from the total.

Learning objective

Participating in a DMU Global opportunity can help you develop knowledge, skills and competencies that enhance your studies. The objectives of this trip to the UAE are:

  • Learn about the prevalence of kidney disease in the UAE
  • Compare and contrast the in the assessment, management and recognition of deterioration of people with kidney disease
  • Learn about the role of the nurse in partnership working to support and promote the health and psycho-social well- being of patients with kidney disease in the UAE
  • Enhance intercultural awareness through learning about UAE culture and customs

Before the trip there will be a virtual preparatory talk with the the lead in the region Professor Marie Richards (Nursing).

Cultural activities

Whilst in Dubai, students will have some free time to explore its many sights and attractions. You will have the chance to visit Dubai’s Burj Khalifa (£30), the tallest building in the world with a staggering 160 floors and looms at 828 metres high. When in Abu Dhabi, there will also be the opportunity to visit the Louvre (£15) and the Sheikh Zayed Mosque.

COVID-19 information

Travel to UAE is permitted according to the travel rules for England as listed on UK Government website. Further guidance can be found on the FCDO webpage for the UAE.

All students that are offered a place on this DMU Global opportunity will receive further COVID-19 advice and guidance by email and in pre-departure briefing sessions. More details and COVID-19 Travel Information can be found here.