Inauguration Program


A Festival of Demos, Dialogues, and Dreams: Charting our course for the next decade of NYU Abu Dhabi.

As NYU Abu Dhabi heads into its second decade, we invite you to explore our campus, meet our unique community, and celebrate our story within the UAE and beyond.

  • Walk with Mariët Westermann

    Time: 8–9am
    Location: Highline, NYU Abu Dhabi Campus

    One of Mariët's favorite pastimes in Abu Dhabi is taking morning walks around the capital. You are invited to walk the campus highline to kick off the festivities.

    Festival Breakfast

    Time: 9–10am
    Location: Conference Center (A6), Lobby

    Food Truck

    Time: 11am–6pm
    Location: East Plaza

    Burro Blanco food truck — a Mexican street food joint with a focus on high quality fresh ingredients.

    Jazz at Noon

    Time: 12:30–1:30pm
    Location: East Plaza

    Come jam to the sounds of Boom.Diwan. Founded by Ghazi Al-Mulaifi, Boom.Diwan is a global jazz ensemble that is heavily inspired by Kuwaiti sea-faring music in addition to the African-influenced rhythms like Lewa, Tamboura, and Swahili.