Marhaba! Welcome! Bienvenue! Chào đón! āpakā svāgata hai! Қош келдіңіз!

Marhaba, which means welcome in Arabic, is a three-part orientation and introduction to NYU Abu Dhabi and the city of which it is part.

NYUAD students watching the Burj Dubai Fountain
Watching the Dubai Fountain show.

This year, there will be three Marhaba orientations running simultaneously. In addition to our two annual Marhaba orientations for first year students and parents, there will also be a third orientation for those transitioning to our permanent campus on Saadiyat Island. This third session, Upperclass Marhaba, will be for returning upperclass students to welcome and orient them to our new campus.

Each Marhaba is designed to help participants feel knowledgeable and comfortable accessing the resources available to them at NYU Abu Dhabi.

Marhaba 2014 Key Dates

August 24-25 First year students arrive, optional First Year Marhaba activities offered
August 25
3pm (GST)All first year students must be on campus
August 26-30
 First Year Marhaba
August 26-27
 Parent Marhaba
August 27-29 Upperclass students arrive
August 294pm (GST)All upperclass students must be on campus
August 29-30 Upperclass Marhaba
August 31 Start of Fall term