Outdoor Spaces

NYU Abu Dhabi’s open campus design provides a range of outdoor spaces suitable for recreational events and public festivals. Events hosted include:

  • Special Olympics
  • UAE National Day
  • Ideas Abu Dhabi Festival

Outdoor Options

Outdoor Plazas

The Central, East, and West Plazas are vibrant spaces that welcome visitors to NYUAD, acting as the main hubs of outdoor activity. Boasting towering palm trees and convenient seating, the plazas hosts numerous artistic performances, school celebrations, festivals, and informal meals.

Outdoor Amphitheater

With its raised oval stage and semi-circular bench seating, the Amphitheater is ideal for intimate outdoor events and gatherings. The venue can be activated with full AV support to cater to movie screenings or live performances.

Seating: 200-seat capacity

Light Wells

The light wells are large outdoor spaces located at the heart of each of the university’s main academic buildings. The layout can be tailored to include an array of seating arrangements, and used to host events such as team building activities and business luncheons.

Add Accommodation and Catering to Your Package


Comfortable accommodation options, including hotel-style apartments, are available for small and large groups.

Food and Beverage

A range of food and beverage packages and menus are available that can be tailored to different audiences and budgets.

On-Site Amenities


Host your group, event, or conference at NYUAD. Contact us to get started.

Email: nyuad.venue.hire@nyu.edu 
Phone: +971 02-628-5284
Phone: +971 02-628-4988