Conference Venue

New York University Abu Dhabi

Venue: Saadiyat Marina District - Abu Dhabi

NYU Abu Dhabi is one of NYU’s three degree-granting campuses. With over 500 courses across 25 majors, NYU Abu Dhabi students from over 120 countries work together in small classes—averaging about 14 students—that are conducive to deep intellectual engagement and personal growth.

Located on the southern coast of the Arabian Gulf, Abu Dhabi is a vibrant center of culture and commerce in the Middle East, but more than that, Abu Dhabi is a lively city, full of soul, and home to a diverse, unique population hailing from everywhere from the Arab world to the South Asian subcontinent, the Philippines, Africa, Europe, and beyond.

NYUAD provides you with access to courses ranging from engineering and the social sciences to the sciences, arts, and humanities, but the magic lies in what life beyond the classroom looks like. On campus, your average day can take you from a cutting-edge research laboratory or engineering design studio to an experimental black box theater or woodworking shop. In the city, your days can be spent at historic parts of the city like Hamdan Street, taking a stroll across fish markets and vegetable souqs, exploring the city’s emerging art scene—from grassroots art galleries to the Louvre Abu Dhabi— or drinking karak chai in a small, corner shop. In Abu Dhabi, nights are spent camping under the stars in the desert, and afternoons are spent kayaking in the Mangrove National Forest.

Local Attractions in Abu Dhabi

The name Abu Dhabi means 'Land of the Gazelle' in Arabic. The story goes that the emirate was founded when a young antelope led a wandering tribe to fresh water on an island with no more than 300 Barasti (palm frond) huts, a few coral buildings and the Ruler's fort. That modest island settlement has since been transformed into the modern, cosmopolitan, high-rise capital of the United Arab Emirates. The gorgeous archipelago offers a mix of ancient history, rich culture and heritage, stunning nature, beautiful beaches, high-end luxury, surprising wildlife, family-friendly adventure, world-class shopping, renowned golf courses and a welcoming atmosphere.

Cultural majesty
To learn more about Abu Dhabi’s traditions and religion, a visit to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is a must. This architectural marvel can house up to 55,000 worshippers and visitors every day and welcomes people of all beliefs.

Wraparound views
Abu Dhabi Corniche boasts an impressive eight kilometres of manicured waterfront that includes children’s play areas, separate cycle and pedestrian pathways, cafés and restaurants. Its Corniche Beach is a pristine lifeguarded beach park perfect for families.

Watersports for all ages
While in the emirate, don’t forget to take a dip in the Arabian Gulf's beautiful turquoise water. Abu Dhabi is actually an archipelago made up of over 200 islands, so there are endless watersports activities for you, your family and friends to enjoy.

360˚ Entertainment
For epic adventures ideal for the family, head to Yas Island. Enjoy a luxe stay at W Abu Dhabi, ride the world's fastest roller-coaster at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, take a swing at Yas Links Abu Dhabi, and soak up the sun at Yas Beach.

Authentic arts and crafts
Catch a cab to the Heritage Village on Abu Dhabi's Corniche Breakwater and immerse yourself in age-old desert tradition. Watch craftsmen and women producing beautiful pottery, weaving and metalwork, and pick up a few gifts for family and friends back home.

Competition-worthy golf courses
A diversity of experiences characterise Abu Dhabi’s great golf offerings, whether it’s championship-ready parkland, ocean or links facilities, a gentle urban-centre course, the sheer uniqueness of a world-class ‘sand’ course, or a country course in Abu Dhabi’s garden city of Al Ain.

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