Campus Recreation programming ranges from one-time activities (both off- and on-campus), attending spectator events, and the more-intensive “Just Try It” Rec series. Activities are primarily non-competitive and seek to diversify and enhance the student experience at NYU Abu Dhabi. For many, this may be their first opportunity to try their hands at activities such as rock climbing, karting, sailing, or ice skating. Regardless of skill or ability, the aim is to provide a fun and exciting environment while helping to develop new interests.
Recreation "Just Try It" Series
In addition to regular recreation activities, the "Just Try It" program offers students the opportunity to explore new activities more than just once in order to further their interest and skills. Typical series will meet 3-4 times during the course of a month with the idea that active participation by students will lead to the formation of a future Student Interest Group, PE class, or team in the future.
Stand Up Paddling (SUP)
Stand up paddling (SUP) is fun, full body workout that can be done on any body of water. Over the 3 sessions, students were able to progress from standing up and gaining confidence gliding through the water to understanding proper stroke technique. By the final session, no more shaky legs, all the students were off to explore for a 1.5 hour tour which included a fun little race at the end. A great way to finish the day with the sun setting over the water.
Surrounded by water, Abu Dhabi offers plenty to watersport enthusiasts including windsurfing. Students are taught by qualified instructors the art of windsurfing through this three session rec series allowing them to navigate on their own and enjoy this exciting wind-powered sport.
Students learn key tactics and maneuvers used in paintball to advance their skill. Paintball is one of our most popular recreational activities for both men and women. Learning from dedicated professionals through this rec series seeks to enhance student's level of play and overall enjoyment.
Opportunity for our females students to discover golf in a social setting at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club taught by a golf professional.