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

A lively entertainment scene, giant shopping centers, diverse places of worship, modern transportation, healthcare, and banking — all 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.

Home Away From Home

Tatyana's NYU Abu Dhabi Story

Tatyana Brown is far from her family in Texas. She takes comfort in friends who know just what it feels like to miss people back home.


Student Stories

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

Student Champion for Expo 2020

Maryam Alshehhi was only 13 when Dubai won the bid to host Expo 2020. Now as a NYUAD student champion, she finally understood the importance of that win.

Effecting Change in Liberia

From studying political science courses to taking a leave of absence to establish a non-profit organization, Sekou Jabateh is working his way into public service in his home country.

Campus Tour

NYU Abu Dhabi students are global leaders and great tour guides. See where they learn and live.

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!