Campus Life

Housing Essentials

Everything you need to know about life at NYU Abu Dhabi.

Things to Do

At NYU Abu Dhabi, there’s always something to do. Students live on a vibrant, residential
campus located near many public beaches, restaurants, and world famous sites.

Explore Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi has a lively entertainment scene, giant shopping centers, many places of worship, and modern transportation, healthcare, and banking systems. It’s yours to discover.

Student Activities

Student life activities are a great way to build leadership skills, meet new people, and have fun!


How to get involved and engage with your community in meaningful ways.


Internships, out-of-class interactions, and extracurricular activities were the most valuable part of my university experience. Interacting with students from different backgrounds shaped who I am today.

Abdullah I. Mahomed, engineering major

Tatyana's NYUAD Story

“Being surrounded by people who understand what it's like to be away from home. Everybody gets it."

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Student Stories

How to make the most of your four years at NYUAD.


Inspiring room designs by students from all over the world.

46 Favorite Places

These are some of our favorite places around the UAE to visit during off days.

UAE Undiscovered

You won’t believe how much culture and history is right at your fingertips.

What Will You Discover?

Play a sport, join a club, or see a concert. Living on campus at NYU Abu Dhabi is an extraordinary experience that promotes intellectual curiosity, social networking, and exposure to the customs and cultures of Abu Dhabi and the world. Our students come from over 100 different countries!

Volunteer Opportunities

NYU Abu Dhabi students are passionate about giving back to the community. During their four years, students participate in a wide range of volunteer activities including sports programs for special needs children, humanitarian work, and environmental stewardship.