Sports Facilities

NYU Abu Dhabi has world-class indoor and outdoor sports facilities that cater to amateur and professional athletes. The Athletics Center is able to accommodate a vast range of sports and recreational events.

Recent users of the sports facilities include:

  • Real Madrid, FIFA
  • Asian Football Cup
  • World Police Games
  • Manchester City Football School
  • Special Olympics

Sports Facilities Options

Indoor Facilities

Performance Gym

Multi-purpose facilities providing versatility for physical education lessons, tournaments, and recreation. The facilities also include male and female locker and changing rooms. Sports available include:

  • Basketball
  • Badminton
  • Volleyball
  • Futsal
  • Floor hockey
  • Indoor cricket

Operational hours: Sunday-Thursday

Indoor Track

200-meter rubberized running track with four lanes.

Operational hours: Sunday-Thursday

Indoor Pool

50-meter indoor Olympic-size competition pool with eight lanes and movable bulkhead.

Operational hours: Sunday-Thursday
7am-1pm and 3-9pm

Squash and Racquetball Courts

NYU Abu Dhabi has three single squash courts and two racketball courts.

Operational hours: Sunday-Thursday

Yoga Studio

Studio space with comfortable matted floor.

Operational hours: Sunday-Thursday

Spin Studio

Motivational space with 15 progress-tracking machines.

Operational hours: Sunday-Thursday

Combative Studio

Large matted room for martial arts practice.

Operational hours: Sunday-Thursday

Multi-Purpose Rooms

Multi-purpose rooms can for dance, mediation workshops, Capoeira, Zumba, and other classes.

Operational hours: SundaysThursday

Outdoor Facilities

Competition Pitch

Full-sized, natural, FIFA-certified competition pitch for football and rugby.

Seating: 1,700-spectator grandstand

Operational hours: Sunday-Thursday

Practice Pitch

Full-sized, natural, premium practice pitch for multiple sports including football and rugby.

Seating: Can accommodate spectator seating depending on the requirement

Operational hours: Sunday-Thursday

Outdoor Track

Complete 400-meter track and field facility. Male and female locker rooms and changing facilities available.

Operational hours: Sunday-Thursday

Tennis Courts

Four tennis courts and two multi-purpose courts available, used for netball, tennis, and basketball.

Operational hours: Sunday-Thursday
8am- 10pm

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

Free Car Parking

Travel Agency

Car Rental



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