IELTS from British Council – Premium launches in the UAE

IELTS from British Council – Premium launches in the UAE

Dubai, UAE: IELTS from British Council – Premium has launched in the UAE and offers test-takers an enhanced, luxurious experience and exclusive benefits for taking their IELTS test, including a dedicated relationship manager for registration assistance, the ability to take all four tests in one go and comprehensive test preparation support.

With the IELTS from British Council – Premium experience, all the tests take place at the 5-star JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Dubai, and candidates can take advantage of the valet parking to ensure a smooth and hassle-free arrival to the venue. The registration for the test takes place in the welcome lounge where there are refreshments, snacks, tea and coffee readily available. In addition, a special lunch is organized at Kitchen6, an award-winning international buffet restaurant, serving cuisines from all around the world.

With a dedicated relationship manager, test booking and payment has never been easier or more seamless for candidates. The British Council team will ensure that candidates can quickly sign-in for their test without lengthy forms and long waiting times. At present, IELTS from British Council – Premium is available only for IELTS on Paper. Academic and General training modules will be available for IELTS on Paper too.

Our feedback surveys showed that candidates have requested help and support with test preparation. With this in mind, IELTS from British Council – Premium includes the IELTS Essential Guide prep book and access to our IELTS Counselling Service for those that have their test at least 2 weeks away. For test takers looking for one on one help, a special rate of 30% off can be availed on our 4-hour IELTS preparation courses.

“Taking an IELTS test can be incredibly stressful. IELTS from British Council – Premium allows customers to upgrade their test experience to a comfortable and luxurious environment, to help ease the stress. We are committed to giving test takers an enhanced IELTS testing experience and making it an even more seamless process. With IELTS from British Council – Premium, students will have more convenience in terms of preparation support and registration as well. The UAE will be the first country in the world to launch IELTS from British Council – Premium and this launch is an important step that reflects the British Council’s commitment to continue to support students in the UAE,” said Deep Adhikari, Director Examinations Gulf South Cluster, British Council.

For more information on test dates and availability, visit:

The experience is priced at AED 1700 for IELTS on Paper.


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