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We are a private, multi-campus university committed to providing an engaging learning environment, quality education and qualifications that are respected world-wide.

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University accreditation is a quality assurance process under which programs are evaluated by an external body. If required standards are met accredited status is granted. A qualification from an accredited university gives you a competitive advantage in the job market. Abu Dhabi University's extensive accreditation credentials demonstrate robust quality standards at both a national and international level, guaranteeing you a qualification that is recognized globally.


Abu Dhabi University is based in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates with additional campuses in Al Ain, Dubai and Al Dhafra.

Abu Dhabi Campus

Abu Dhabi University’s flagship campus is located in Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi – the capital of the United Arab Emirates. This purpose-built, 368,000 sqm facility, opened in 2006, offers an inspirational place for study and extra-curricular activities alike.

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In the academic year 2017/2018 we had 150 dedicated faculty delivering the full range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs to over 4,400 students representing over 70 different nationalities.

The world-class learning environment, supported by state-of-the-art educational technology and modern facilities, houses 61 laboratories, 75 classrooms, food outlets & coffee shops, male & female dormitories, and staff housing. The extensive sporting facilities include football pitches, basketball, tennis and volleyball courts, and cricket fields.

In 2017 we opened a brand-new, purpose-built extension to the main building which is home to the College of Engineering. An extensive engineering laboratory infrastructure - among the best in the UAE - spans more than an entire floor.

Beyond the campus, Abu Dhabi (which translates as ‘father of the gazelle’) itself – once a simple island settlement – is a cosmopolitan, high-rise city offering a wide array of activities from sight-seeing to desert adventures. The stunning Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque has quickly become an iconic building in the capital and the eight-kilometer stretch of Corniche includes beautifully manicured gardens, children’s play areas, cycle and pedestrian pathways, cafés and restaurants.

There are endless opportunities to get active: water-sports including wake-boarding and parasailing, traditional pearling boat trips, or kayaking through the natural mangrove forests are all on offer. Nearby Yas Island is a tourist’s dream. You can visit the Yas Marina Circuit, home to the annual Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, ride the world’s fastest roller coaster at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, or cool down at Yas Waterworld.

Of course, the universal pastime of shopping is well provided for in Abu Dhabi. Modern malls offer the latest luxury brands as well as smaller outlets where you can buy traditional perfumes, carpets and spices.

Abu Dhabi is an amazing city that continues to expand and compete on the world stage. We invite you to come and experience its magic for yourself.

Al Ain Campus

Abu Dhabi University’s Al Ain campus was opened in 2003 to meet the growing higher education needs of the Al Ain community and surrounding area. The campus is located in the heart of Al Ain, one of the world's oldest permanently inhabited settlements and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Today it is home to more than 50 dedicated faculty and over 1400 students representing 40 different nationalities.

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The 7,500 m2  campus is equipped with all the facilities required to provide a superior education experience including state‐of‐the art computer laboratories, a micro‐teaching laboratory dedicated to the teaching programs, a Learning Support Center, a library with electronic resources available via the library portal 24/7, fully equipped classrooms and audio/visual rooms, dedicated graduate program classrooms and recreational facilities.

We deliver 18 undergraduate and 13 postgraduate programs under the auspices of the College of Business, College of Engineering, College of Arts & Sciences and College of Law. We pride ourselves on the family atmosphere we have created, in keeping with the closely‐knit Al Ain community, whilst still maintaining the highest academic standards in teaching and learning.

Also known as the Garden City due to its greenery, Al AIn is the birthplace of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founder of the United Arab Emirates.  The city is famous for its six oases, the archaeological sites of Bida bint Saud, Hafeet and Hili and its picturesque forts. Al Jahili Fort, one of the UAE’s most historic buildings, was erected in 1891 to defend the city and protect precious palm groves and is home to a permanent exhibition of the work of British adventurer Sir Wilfred Thesiger and his 1940s crossings of the Rub Al Khali (the Empty Quarter) desert.

We would love you to visit the campus to learn more about our quality education and experience this unique environment for yourself. We look forward to welcoming you.

Dubai Campus

Abu Dhabi University (ADU) launched its brand new, state‐of‐the art Dubai campus in 2017. The 8,000 m² education facility is located in the world‐renowned Dubai Knowledge Park ‐ the world’s only free zone dedicated to learning excellence.

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Technology driven to deliver a dynamic, vibrant and professional learning experience, ADU Dubai campus provides internationally recognized and accredited undergraduate and postgraduate programs in engineering and engineering management, business and executive leadership, specialised teaching, and public & private law. Designed with the educational needs of working professionals in mind, our programs are delivered through a flexible schedule, with classes offered in the evenings and over weekends.

The campus is the only University in the UAE equipped with Microsoft Surface Hub ‐ a new category of  collaboration device  that combines Whiteboard, audio and  visual conferencing, applications, projection, cross platform integration and best‐in‐class hardware ‐ providing a truly engaging and innovative education experience.

Dubai Knowledge Park (DKP) itself is host to numerous academic, training and professional development organizations, creating a unique scholarly and creative environment.  With more than
500 partners, DKP presents the perfect opportunity for collaboration between industry and academia, the cornerstone of innovation, entrepreneurship and sustainable economic growth.

A wide range of services are offered to the local business and industrial communities, including consulting and applied research, and our ‘Distinguished Speaker’ series addresses the latest developments in the fields of engineering, science, business and law. With a growing reputation as a leading authority on both academic and business‐related issue in the Dubai community, a number of collaborations and Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) with key local and international organizations, including Dubai Economy, are in place.

Dubai itself is on track to become one of the world’s leading socio‐economic forces and a pivotal hub in the global economy. Perfectly placed geographically, it is at the crossroads of the world both literally and in a figurative sense. Known for luxury shopping, ultramodern architecture and a lively social scene, it is one of the world's most dynamic cities offering a diverse cultural landscape to add to your study experience.

Al Dhafra Center

Opened for intake in Spring 2018, Al Dhafra Center is the fourth facility in ADU’s expanding portfolio. Housed in the Baynounah Educational Complex in Madinat Zayed, Al Dhafra Center was opened in direct response to the strategic needs of the UAE relating to higher education in the Al Dhafra Region. Through this new facility, ADU demonstrates its commitment to providing quality education across the UAE.

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Students studying in the Center benefit from the same excellence in teaching and learning that is the standard across all ADU campuses, with internationally accredited postgraduate degrees delivered in state‐of‐the‐art facilities by world‐class faculty.

Programs currently on offer include Master of Business Administration, Master of Education in Educational Leadership, Professional Diploma in Teaching (English) and Professional Diploma in Teaching (Arabic).

Al Dhafra Region itself, formerly known as Western Region, is where the desert meets the sea and covers over two thirds of Abu Dhabi emirate. The area includes Rub Al Khali (Empty Quarter) which is the world's largest uninterrupted sand mass with the biggest dunes this side of the Sahara. Along its coastline are beautiful beaches and islands and the numerous ancient forts are testament to its rich history. It includes Madinat Zayed, Ruwais, Ghayathi, Liwa, Marfa, Dalma Island and Sila. Sir Bani Yas Island, the archaeological and conservation destination, is also part of Al Dhafra Region.


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ADU has announced today its participation in Hassantuk system in collaboration with Injazat, an industry recognized market leader in the region for digital transformation, cloud and cyber security.
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