Madinat Zayed colleges are set in the heart of Al Gharbia, in Madinat Zayed City, close to Liwa at the edge of the massive Rub’ Al Khali desert, known in English as ‘the Empty Quarter’. The colleges also serve students from Al Mirfa, on the beautiful, un-spoilt coastline of the Gulf. Al Gharbia is an area of the United Arab Emirates steeped in tradition and history, but leading the way in technological and environmental development. Over the next years there are ambitious plans to develop the region’s infrastructure and economy. Improving access to Higher Education for the youth of the region is an essential part of these plans, so that they are ready to take up the career and employment opportunities that are being created and lead Al Gharbia into the future.