Recreational Sports

NYU Abu Dhabi offers a wide variety of recreational sports and activities for both experienced athletes and beginners all year long.

Competition Level Sports Offered
Club Sports
  • tennis
  • jiu-jitsu
  • touch rugby
Club sports involve competition with other universities or colleges in the UAE but are not regulated by the Abu Dhabi Inter-university Sports League (ADISL). Club sports are open to all levels of experience, but a basic understanding of the sport, enthusiasm, and a commitment to the team are important.
Intramural Sports
  • football
  • badminton
  • basketball
  • floor hockey
  • volleyball
  • futsal
Intramural sports provide students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to compete against others within the NYUAD community.
Campus Recreation
  • rock climbing
  • bubble soccer
  • water sports
  • indoor triathlon
  • dragon boat racing
Campus recreation sports are designed to get all students active. Activities are primarily non-competitive and seek to diversify and enhance the student experience.