NYU Abu Dhabi Celebrates UAE Flag Day

Press Release

New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) celebrated today (Thursday) the national annual occasion of Flag Day through a ceremony held in the central plaza of the University.

Proceedings were initiated through a speech by NYUAD Vice Chancellor Al Bloom on the continued significance of the celebration that commemorates the accession of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan as President of the nation.

“Today we raise the UAE Flag in deepest respect for this nation’s leadership, in deepest gratitude to a nation that offers us all such a farsighted and fulfilling home, and in deepest appreciation to our Emirati students, faculty, and staff who contribute so centrally to the warmth, energy, talent, humanity, and success of our University.” said NYU Abu Dhabi Vice Chancellor Al Bloom.

Following the speech, the flag was raised to the sound of the UAE’s national anthem as students, faculty, and staff at NYUAD observed the occasion that continues to reflect Emirati values of unity and tolerance today.

About NYU Abu Dhabi

NYU Abu Dhabi is the first comprehensive liberal arts and research campus in the Middle East to be operated abroad by a major American research university. NYU Abu Dhabi has integrated a highly selective undergraduate curriculum across the disciplines with a world center for advanced research and scholarship. The university enables its students in the sciences, engineering, social sciences, humanities, and arts to succeed in an increasingly interdependent world and advance cooperation and progress on humanity’s shared challenges. NYU Abu Dhabi’s high-achieving students have come from over 115 countries and speak over 115 languages. Together, NYU's campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai form the backbone of a unique global university, giving faculty and students opportunities to experience varied learning environments and immersion in other cultures at one or more of the numerous study-abroad sites NYU maintains on six continents.