NYUAD Celebrates the UAE's 40th

The NYU Abu Dhabi community comes together to celebrate the UAE's 42nd birthday with an evening filled with performances, Emirati cuisine, and local traditions.

On December 1, the NYUAD community gathered at the University's Downtown Campus — brightly illuminated in red, green, and purple for the occasion — to celebrate the UAE's 40th National Day. Students, faculty, and staff enjoyed traditional Emirati cuisine, visited with NYUAD sophomore Ahmed Al Masaood's falcon, got henna, listened to poetry, and watched traditional dancers. The festivities continued throughout the capital over the weekend.