Arabian Business, Sunday, Jan 5, 2020 | Jamadi Al Awwal
Abu Dhabi University says work on $81m campus 75% complete
Emirates: Abu Dhabi
University (ADU) has announced the completion of 75 percent of its AED300
million ($81 million) new campus in Al Ain.
The campus is expected to welcome students next year with facilities occupying
over 28,000 square metres during the first phase.
Dr Ali Saeed bin Harmal Al Dhaheri, chairman of Abu Dhabi University, said: “We
highly appreciate the contribution of all teams on the ground who have helped us
achieve this milestone. The new campus translates ADU’s mission as a leading
national institution and aims to provide a modern holistic educational
environment and meet growing student demand."
The university was recently ranked in the top 10 Arab universities for
faculty and student diversity according to the 2020 QS Arab Region University
Accommodating 2,500 students during its first phase with a total capacity of
5,000, the new campus will include facilities occupying over 28,000 square
metres with more than 70 lecture halls and laboratories, 137 offices for staff
and faculty, and state-of-the-art scientific equipment.
The new building in Al Ain’s Asharej district will also include a moot courtroom
and a variety of facilities including a gymnasium, aerobics studio, games room
The final additions will consist of a library and an office for the student
The new Al Ain campus is architecturally inspired by the Ghaf tree, the logo of
the Year of Tolerance. The Ghaf tree is a symbol of tolerance, strength,
prosperity, and stability.