Open Academy / Digital Marketing

The Best Dubai Digital Marketing Certification Course

Starting from 3,999 AED

Become fluent in building a complete digital marketing strategy and learn about best practices for the region at our digital marketing course

14 Nov 20 - 25 Nov 20 15 days left!
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9.6 (201 reviews)

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The Best Dubai Digital Marketing Certification Course

The Dubai Digital Marketing Course is designed with up-to-date platform insights (Google, Facebook, Instagram, and more), real-life examples, and customized content for the region.

Complete Strategy & Best Practices for the Region

Get hands-on custom training from our instructors with case studies and practical strategies tailored to the MENA region and beyond.

Full Overview of Digital Marketing Channels

Learn how to build a complete marketing plan with Display Ads, Search Ads, Social Media, SEO, Content Strategy, Email Marketing, Drip Campaigns, Retargeting, Analytics, Reporting and more!

Dubai In-person and Online Live Blended Sessions

Have the option to study at our picturesque Dubai courtyard campus, or attend all sessions online live with our expert instructors. All attendees also receive ifetime access to the AstroLabs online learning portal with dozens of videos and tools to help you on your learning journey.

Develop Real World Business Strategies

Learn to develop complete marketing business strategies for B2C and B2B, measure goals, track Return on Investment (ROI) and plan a growth strategy.

Career Opportunities

We'll connect you to our large network of job opportunities as well as recruiters in our network to help you advance in your career.

Expert Instructors

Our courses are taught by our highly-rated team of practitioner instructors.

Testimonials

Student Reviews

A must for anyone who wants to get into digital marketing or starting a new business!

Ali Kherallah

Marketing Manager - BMW Group

The course puts digital marketing techniques into perspective for beginners and people who want a glimpse of what the actual work looks like. It's perfect for starters, but a good refresher for more experienced marketers.

One Carlo Diaz

Journalist - Arab News

This is the best theory & practical up to date digital marketing course available

Nikki Shearer

Co Founder - Sweet Pea

Great workshop if you're looking to get to start implementing Digital Marketing/Paid advertising in no time

Murooj Al Saadi

Founder - Start Genius

Amazing course, definitely made me digital savvy or at least a step towards it :)

Sanam Jeswani

Senior Regional Retail Marketing Executive - Chalhoub Learning & Development Department

AstroLabs are superbly empowered in training to acquire the skills and knowledge needed for the digital marketing form A-Z, your investment in this training program is a guarantee of profit.

Mustafa Hussain Al Janobi

Associate Director - HKA

It was very informative it was also great in terms of sharing case studies and best practices.

Jana Al Qahtani

Senior Digital Marketing Executive – Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy

As always AstroLabs courses really focus on giving you direct value to your business, the little tips are awesome!

Dunia Othman

Chief Marketing Officer – mrUsta Solutions

The class was worth 500 kms we crossed from Oman.

Abbas Al Lawati

Global Head - Commodities and Banks – Bank Muscat

I really liked the interaction and real life examples!

Izeldin Ibrahim

Group Product Manager – Abbott

The instructors at Astrolabs are very knowledgeable and helpful, which is a great addition to the friendly environment that Astrolabs provide

Abdullatif Alsumeiry

Oil, Gas, Chemical and Power Markets Sales Engineer

Another great workshop by AstroLabs. Having an industry leader involved, giving real insight and prepared to answer all questions openly made it a hands-on and very beneficial workshop. Thank you.

Khaled Elsayed

Co-Founder – Timepiece360

Content: Inside the Course

What you will learn

Module 1

Comprehensive Digital Marketing Workshop

Module 1

Comprehensive Digital Marketing Workshop

Learn how to implement a successful online marketing strategy. Understand the advantages of each marketing channel and how you can use them to achieve your marketing and business goals.

Push Marketing
Display- GDN (Google Display Network), Facebook Ads, LinkedIn Ads
Pull Marketing
SEM- PPC, Google Ads, setting up your first campaign, Adgroups and Keywords
Long Term Marketing
SEO (Technical & Content), Organic Social Media (Automation, Growth Hacking & Content)
Customer Retention
CRM, Newsletter, Segmentation and Automation. Drip campaigns and Chat bots
Optimizing the Funnel
Making smart changes to your site. How to setup Retargeting (Facebook and Google)

Module 2

Learn to Master Google Analytics

Module 2

Learn to Master Google Analytics

Track the important KPI’s needed for your business, tell stories with your data and import advanced metrics & dimensions. Customize your reports & dashboards with the exact data you need, automate key processes, and get Google certified

Basic Tracking and Analytics
Basic Tracking and Analytics concepts (source/medium, grouping data), tracking all channels (by UTM tagging urls) and demographic and User Data to define events, goals and eCommerce transactions. Cross device tracking
Setup Conversion Funnels
Create custom segments, reports and dashboards and set up funnels (with and without Enhanced eCommerce Enabled)
Integration
Integration With Adwords, and other Social Media channels, Integration with Google Webmaster Tools, and Google Tag Manager
Automation
Auto Event tracking with Google Tag Manager and Automation with Google API and Excel
Certification
Get Google Certified

Module 3

Display Push Marketing

Module 3

Display Push Marketing

Learn about Display Marketing, and how to reach a wide audience interested in your product. In this module, we will cover the basics of online display advertising, including Display ads, GDN (the Google Display network), Facebook Ads, Placements, Affiliates, and Retargeting (on Google, Facebook and using 3rd party tools like AdRoll)

Display Marketing
Learn the basics of Display Marketing, the differences between CPC, CPM, CPA and CPV and get an intro into Ad networks and individual sites
3 Ways to Target
Learn the 3 main ways to target on GDN (contextual, placements and demographics), set up a display campaign and learn basics of placements and affiliates
Basics of Advertising and Marketing
Learn how to advertise on Youtube, marketing on Facebook and how to create Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, LinkedIn and Twitter ads. Understand the levers used for higher reach and lower costs on Facebook
Retargeting vs Remarketing
Learn the differences between Retargeting and Remarketing, how to setup a remarketing campaign and how to build a remarketing list on Google and Facebook
Remarketing Lists
Create RLSA (Remarketing Lists Search Ads) on Google and learn how to setup remarketing on Google Analytics

Module 4

Advertising with Google Ads

Module 4

Advertising with Google Ads

This module covers how to fully utilize Google’s advertising platform AdWords to grow your business, benefit the organization & clients you serve, and advance in your career

Understanding
The basics of SEM (Search Engine Marketing) and Pull Marketing, pay-per-click advertising and Adwords account structure & Adtypes.
Keywords
Understanding Keyword Research and Keyword match types. Learn about Negative keywords and how to use the Keyword Planner Tool
Budgeting
Create a Budget Strategy and learn about budget estimations. Set up a new campaign
Adwords
Creating effective adgroups, Keyword, ad text strategy, Bid strategy and understanding the AdWords auction
Performance, Testing and Tracking
Understanding and improving quality score, learn about performance & defining conversions, Testing Ads and CPC optimization. Find out how to Track and Report

Module 5

SEO

Module 5

SEO

In this module, you will gain a better understanding of how search engines work and how to use them to your advantage. You can increase your business’ revenue and gain a very in-demand skill to help you advance in your career

SEO Introduction & Evolutions
Learn about Panda & Penguin impact on the SEO industry, Mobilegeddon & how to optimize your website for mobile. How security updates impact rankings & when is the best time to migrate to HTTPS. How to optimize your website for local search
Technical SEO
Run a technical SEO audit on your website, optimize your website structure: Internal linking, menus, footers, page depth etc, how to avoid duplicate content generation by CMS. Tool reviews : Google Search Console, Screaming Frog
Content Optimization
Identify relevant keywords for your business & evaluate competition on these key phrases. Structure the site so that each page covers just one thematic, how to localize your content to be visible internationally, tool reviews : Google Trends, Keyword Adplanner, Copyscape
Link Building
Measure your link profile & evaluate your potential in a competitive market, what are best practices for getting natural backlinks, how Social Media can help you during your link building strategy, Tool reviews: Ahref, Majestic SEO, Link Research tool, Buzzsumo
Key Performance Indicators
What are the main KPIs to evaluate your SEO strategy, Tool reviews: AWR, Search Metrics, Google Analytics, Google Search console

Module 6

Crafting A Social Media Strategy

Module 6

Crafting A Social Media Strategy

In this class you will learn how to craft a solid social media strategy to help you to distinguish yourself from the mass of brands competing for the attention of consumers

Content Strategy Basics
Why do you need a content strategy, learn the roles of the social media platforms, develop a Facebook, Instagram and Twitter strategy and find out the importance of tone of voice
Posting
Learn about the importance of posting frequency and times as well as scheduling & automation
Content
Learn about the Content Pillars, creatives vs copy and live and real time content
Engagement
Learn about influencer marketing and how to gain brand advocacy & community engagement
Performance
Find out about the most Important Key Performance Indicators, how to do a performance review & assess success

Module 7

Email Marketing & Customer Retention

Module 7

Email Marketing & Customer Retention

This workshop will cover the basics of how to setup email campaigns, how to code in basic HTML, how to design responsive professional looking templates, and how to track and setup automated campaigns (using drip campaigns and workflows), with the end goal of having a rock solid digital customer retention strategy in place

List Building
Study use cases of successful list building campaigns, learn how to build lists and carry out a comparison of popular tools
Email Campaigns
Learn the different types of email campaigns, marketing, transactional, welcome and automated emails. Learn how to setup automated emails and drip campaigns and what retention tactics work
Basics of HTML
Learn the basics of HTML coding, in a practical session for newsletters
Tools and Analytics
What tools are best to test Subject Line and Click Rate, learn about analytics (Google Analytics, Measuring Open Rate, CTR, Events & Goals)
Automation
Learn about automation and triggers for drip campaigns as well as working with Chatbots (using Many Chat) and Facebook Messenger Lists
instructors

Meet Your Practitioner Instructors

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Abdel Kader Jrab

Co-Founder of Beit Byout

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Naguib Toihiri

Head of SEO and Growth at Artefact MENA

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Ahmad Abugosh

Director of Marketing & Learning Programs at AstroLabs

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Aida Sahraoui

Co-Founder at WONE Consultancy

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Jessica Avedikian

Trainer | Digital & Social Media Marketing Consultant | Founder of Social Astronaut

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Schedules

Depending on your preference, we have 2 options to attend our Digital Marketing course. Attend our in-person Dubai digital marketing course at The Courtyard for our full learning experience, or attend our interactive Online Live cohort to get the same knowledge from the convenience of anywhere (we also offer office hours in case you need any further assistance).

Upcoming Courses (In-Person)

Choose from one of the dates below to attend our in-person week-long course at The Courtyard Dubai

November 21 - November 28

Saturday: 10am to 4pm

Sunday – Wednesday: 6pm to 9.30pm

Date
Timing
Day 1 - Saturday, November 21
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Day 2 - Sunday, November 22
6:00 to 9:30 pm
Day 3 - Monday, November 23
6:00 to 9:30 pm
Day 4 - Tuesday, November 24
6:00 to 9:30 pm
Day 5 - Wednesday, November 25
6:00 to 9:30 pm
Day 6 - Saturday, November 28
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
December 12 - December 19

Saturday: 10am to 4pm

Sunday – Wednesday: 6pm to 9.30pm

Date
Timing
Day 1 - Saturday, December 12
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Day 2 - Sunday, December 13
6:00 to 9:30 pm
Day 3 - Monday, December 14
6:00 to 9:30 pm
Day 4 - Tuesday, December 15
6:00 to 9:30 pm
Day 5 - Wednesday, December 16
6:00 to 9:30 pm
Day 6 - Saturday, December 19
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Upcoming Courses (Online Live)

Choose from one of the dates below to attend our online live interactive learning experience (this comes with additional office hours and lifetime access to all recordings on our learning portal

November 14 - November 25

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November 14 - November 25
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Evening 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Date
Timing
Orientation Day - Saturday, November 14
2pm to 3pm
Day 1 - Sunday, November 15
6:30pm to 9:30pm
Day 2 - Monday, November 16
6:30pm to 9:30pm
Day 3 - Tuesday, November 17
6:30pm to 9:30pm
Day 4 - Wednesday, November 18
6:30pm to 9:30pm
Day 5 - Sunday, November 22
6:30pm to 9:30pm
Day 6 - Monday, November 23
6:30pm to 9:30pm
Day 7 - Tuesday, November 24
6:30pm to 9:30pm
Day 8 - Wednesday, November 25
6:30pm to 9:30pm
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Frequently asked questions

Upon completion of this digital marketing course, you will receive 2 Google certifications (one for Google Analytics and one for Google Ads). We will help you pass your Google examinations faster through our training and guidance.You will also receive the Dubai Government Diploma from the KHDA authority.

Yes, you will have lifetime access to videos as well as additional recorded material when signing up for our digital marketing course.

Digital marketing is one of the most in-demand fields for the modern economy. It has high earning potential and is a skill that can help any business grow. We have helped several graduates land jobs after completing this course. Upon completion of this program, we cannot guarantee employment, but we will connect you with recruiters and open positions from our network.

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