Campus Life

Housing Essentials

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


Asma’s NYUAD story

“We come from all over the world with so many different backgrounds.”

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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.

Students Explore Abu Dhabi

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!

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.

Student Stories

Experience life outside the classroom. In your new home, you will form personal and professional relationships that will last a lifetime.

Moving In

NYUAD orientation is called Marhaba, which means welcome in Arabic.