School of Tourism continues to build links with Emirates Academy

Crispin Farbrother, Hospitality Programmes Leader, in the School of Tourism, has had another successful trip as a visiting faculty member at the Emirates Academy of Hotel Management in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Crispin and an ex-BU colleague Lyn Randall have been teaching a Facilities Management and Design unit to students on the Hospitality Management degree programme at the Academy since 2007.

His trip this year to UAE involved taking the students on a tour of the famous 7* Burj al Arab hotel.  He also visited the Armani hotel at the base of the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower, where a quick trip in the lift up to the observation deck on the 124th floor travelled at 10m per second.

Hospitality management students have had internships in Dubai with Jumeria and Kempinski hotel companies. Dubai continues to attract leading businesses and the School of Tourism continues to explore opportunities in the UAE.

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