The academy was established in 2001. The EAHM academic association with Hotel School de Lausanne (EHL) in Switzerland ensures the quality of all the study programmes offered. As a part of the Jumeirah Group which manages numerous luxury hotel properties, students are able to gain first-hand experience through internships and building relationships with people in the industry. EAHM also works closely with other international hotel chains. With the Jumeirah Hotel Group as one of the principle partners, Dubai won its bid for the World Expo 2020. The staging of the world fair and the preparations leading are up to it are expected to result in 277,000 new jobs in the UAE, an injection of nearly $40 billion into the economy, and an increase in visitors of at least 25 million and up to 100 million. The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management (EAHM) in Dubai is one of the world’s leading hospitality business management universities offering hospitality management courses in Dubai. It is a leading provider of university-level hospitality courses and offers both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees designed to develop the hospitality leaders of the future. EAHM works in academic association with Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne and all programs of study are fully accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in the United Arab Emirates, the Institute of Hospitality in the United Kingdom and THE-ICE (International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education) in Australia. It is also a higher education member of the Council of International Schools (CIS). A hospitality school with a difference EAHM specializes in providing business management degrees with a focus on hospitality. Located in Dubai, a city recognized for hospitality and tourism, students are exposed to first-hand-experiences through internships and networking opportunities with professionals in the industry. In addition to the internationally recognized study programs, EAHM draws on a highly respected faculty from all over the world, state of the art infrastructure, modern facilities and strong partnerships with the industry, enabling students to be well-placed for their future careers. Academic excellence EAHM is the only accredited university and hospitality school in the United Arab Emirates to offer a three-year honors degree. It is also the first of all hospitality management schools in Dubai to have developed a Master of Science in International Hospitality Management. Senior industry professionals from around the world have contributed to the content and design of the programs. This allows EAHM’s degrees to be recognized by leading hotels, hotel schools and the wider hospitality industry.