Step into this world through Abu Dhabi University’s brand-new campus in the heart of Al Ain.
New Al Ain Campus
- Imagine a world of infinite possibilities.
- Imagine a pristine education environment in which you can make your mark.
- Imagine both academic excellence and a fresh start.
Whether you are just starting your career with an undergraduate degree or want to take your career to the next level with a postgraduate qualification, our 54,000sqm purpose-built facility opening soon will exceed all your expectations.
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About the New Campus
Home to 2,500 ambitious students like you in the first phase, and later expanding to accommodate 5,000 students in total, this flagship campus will offer the best in teaching and learning environments.
Set in spectacularly landscaped grounds, the new Al Ain campus will offer Abu Dhabi University’s full portfolio of nationally and internationally accredited programs, a state-of-the-art laboratory infrastructure, and student facilities unrivalled in the UAE.
It will provide a holistic learning environment, whilst maintaining separate learning spaces for male and female students. The new building, located in Al Ain’s Asharej district, will include 36 scientific laboratories, a moot courtroom, 36 classrooms and a wide variety of facilities such as a gymnasium, aerobics studio, games room and cafeteria. The final additions will consist of a library with a unique reading area, book area, discussion rooms and an office for the Student Council.
Architecturally inspired by the Ghaf Tree
Abu Dhabi University’s (ADU) new Al Ain campus is architecturally inspired by the Ghaf Tree, the logo of the Year of Tolerance.
His Excellency Dr Ali Saeed bin Harmal Al Dhaheri, Chairman of ADU’s Board of Directors, commented, “We proudly chose the Ghaf tree, the logo of the Year of Tolerance, to be the focus of the design of our new campus in Al Ain as it has witnessed our historic journey as a nation under the wise leadership of our late founding father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.”
The Ghaf tree is a symbol of tolerance, strength, prosperity and stability. The four elements of the tree were taken into account during all phases of the design and implementation of the new campus, down to its finest detail. The concept of tolerance is reflected in the spaces allocated to social activities, their wide capacity, and the quality of the new facilities available for students and employees.
Strength is demonstrated by the use of bold forms and shapes that flow through the interiors and exteriors of the building, complemented by flexible shapes which will allow students to fully utilize the resourceful spaces. The accent colors that light up the campus symbolize how creativity can flourish with the power of education. The comfort and leisure of the facilities offer a peaceful place for students, faculty and staff alike to network and encourages the principles of tolerance amongst the various nationalities represented by members of the ADU community.