Outdoor Spaces

NYU Abu Dhabi’s open campus design provides spacious, highly sought after outdoor meeting spaces suitable for recreational events and public festivals.

Events we've hosted at NYUAD include:

  • Ideas Abu Dhabi Festival
  • National Day celebrations
  • MENA Special Olympics Games

Outdoor Plazas

The Central Plaza is the central hub of the university — a vibrant venue welcoming visitors when they first set foot at NYUAD. With its palm trees and benches decorating the center of the space, it is no wonder that it hosts numerous artistic performances, school day celebrations, festivals, and informal meals. 

We have three outdoor plazas: Central, West, and East.

Outdoor Amphitheater

Best suited for outdoor intimate events and performances, with raised concrete oval stage and semi-circular bench seating.  

The venue can be activated with full audio-video support to cater to movie screenings or live performances.

Light Wells

Large outdoor verdant spaces located at the center of the universitiy’s main academic buildings.

The layout can be tailored to include an array of seating arrangements, from team building activities to business luncheons.

Add Accommodation and Catering to Your Package


The campus has several hospitality suites located on the High Line, strategically set between the Conference Center and the Arts Center. 

Services include hotel apartment accommodation for short stays, and dedicated guest rooms for larger groups.


We offer customizable food and beverages catering services tailored specifically to your audience and budget. 

Our on-site food and beverage partner, Abu Dhabi National Hotels Corporation (ADNHC), hosts a variety of events year-round across all venues, from private meetings to large-scale events with 1,000-plus attendees.

On-Site Amenities

Free Car Parking

Travel Agency

Car Rental



A/V Support



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

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