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Up to date information: COVID-19

In light of the current situation, we are following the instructions of the local authorities and doing our part in slowing the spread of the coronavirus.
Our institutes in Abu Dhabi and Dubai have partially reopened but continue to offer most of their services online as well. Goethe-Institut Muscat remains closed to the public until further notice. Its staff will provide its service to customers exclusively online.

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Up To Date Information

Dear students and exam participants, dear customers and friends, we would like to thank you for your patience in the current situation. Below please find some important information on our language courses and examinations.

Our staff are working from home but can be reached from Sunday to Thursday between 09:00 am and 02:00 pm via phone and also via email. Office hours beyond these timings vary at each institute; you can find the timings here:

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German Courses #stayathome

The governments of the UAE and Oman have halted in-person courses. Goethe-Institut Gulf Region with its institutes in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Muscat is following these instructions.
Our courses have been shifted to online formats with immediate effect.

For questions, please contact:

info-abudhabi@goethe.de
info-dubai@goethe.de
info-muscat@goethe.de

German Examinations

The institutes in Abu Dhabi and Dubai have been permitted to resume examinations from 27 May onwards and the institute in Muscat from 13 August onwards. Everyone who has registered for an exam will be personally informed of the new examination date. Please ensure to follow the updated examination guidelines communicated to you by our language course offices.

For questions, please contact:

info-abudhabi@goethe.de
info-dubai@goethe.de
info-muscat@goethe.de

Events

Our events have unfortunately either been cancelled or postponed. Please inform yourself via our social media channels:
 

General Information

Please inform yourself about current developments via our website or social media channels:





For all other questions, please contact:

info-abudhabi@goethe.de
info-dubai@goethe.de
info-muscat@goethe.de

 

Answers to the most important questions

Summer Break Term: July 4 – Aug 31, 2020
Registration period: June 27-30, 2020
 
Fall Term: Sep 5 – Nov 5, 2020
Registration period: Aug 30-Sep 2, 2020
 
Winter Term: Nov 10, 2020 – Jan 29, 2021
Registration period: Oct 31 – Nov 3, 2020
 
We usually also have some short-notice offers during a term. You will find these offers on our
 
  
We have shifted all our in-person offerings to online formats. In order to take part, you will need an email address and a computer with camera and microphone. Our language offices will inform every participant via email on how to register.

In our online courses, attendance will be taken as usual. The course timings remain the same as before.
 
For any questions regarding withdrawal/ cancellation, kindly refer to our terms and conditions.
The institutes in Abu Dhabi and Dubai have been permitted to resume examinations from 27 May onwards. Everyone who has registered for an exam will be personally informed of the new examination date. Please ensure to follow the updated examination guidelines communicated to you by our language course officesExams scheduled until April 15 (Oman) have been postponed until further notice. We will post the new exam dates for Muscat on this website or our  as soon as the authorities permit in-person examinations again. Every registered exam participant will be personally informed by phone or email.

For registered exam participants:
If you would prefer to withdraw from the exam, please get in touch with us via email
info-abudhabi@goethe.de
info-dubai@goethe.de
muscat-gulfregion@goethe.de until a week before your examination date at the latest.
By declaring your withdrawal, you will forego your claim to a seat at an alternative examination date. Refund of the exam fee can be done through bank transfer only and after deduction of the usual administration fee.

 
Our events have unfortunately either been cancelled or postponed.

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