Following the Gulf War in 1991, a team led by Elias Bou Saab from the American College visited the Gulf to establish relationships with various ministries of higher education as well as the region’s schools.
To truly get the most of their AUD experience, students must get involved in the college activities.
Whether it’s through joining a club, or starting one of their own or perhaps creating a special one-of-a-kind event.
The university also include student activities that include over 50 active student clubs ranging from cultural clubs, performance clubs, special interest clubs, departmental clubs; in addition to active intramurals held each term and numerous annual events including a WOW Orientation (Week of Welcome), AUD Desert Safari, Ramadan Tent, Winter Ball, Thanksgiving Day and UAE National Day, International Night, AUD Gala Dinner and Award Ceremony among others.
With over 100 nationalities on campus, many of the international students find themselves moving away from their families for the very first time. Living on campus at AUD can provide a unique experience and opportunity for personal growth, allowing you to fully experience the non-stop buzz of university life.
The AUD Library supports the academic programs and research objectives of the University, and is open to students, faculty, staff and alumni of AUD. This rich academic resource aims to create a passion for the lifelong acquisition of knowledge within a collaborative learning space, and provide course-specific, research assistance to faculty and students.
Making sure you stay connected, the IT Services department incorporates all aspects of the campus operations, providing equipment, advice and support, and allowing students and faculty to take full advantage of the University’s technology assets.
The AUD Health Center, promotes, improves, and sustain a healthy campus environment by providing accessible, high-quality care, health supervision, and educational programs, which encourages AUD community to maintain their overall well-being, and improve student’s learning.
AUD is strategically situated next to Dubai Media City and Dubai Internet City, business communities that are home to such prestigious firms as Sony, Reuters, CNN, McGraw Hill Publishing, Microsoft, Oracle and IBM.
It is located fifteen minutes from the heart of Dubai’s financial and commercial centers and 25 minutes from Dubai International Airport.
All academic buildings are well equipped with the latest technology, which cater to the needs of the academic programs.
The Student Center houses indoor sports facilities, a barber shop, a beauty salon, a travel agency, a bank, a copy center, a bookstore, a supermarket, and food courts.
From the highly competitive athlete to the regular fitness fanatic, Dubai encourages all fitness levels to get up and move, by offering a host of programs, facilities and competitive arenas to suit all sporting abilities.
Sporting spectators can also be treated to some world-class sport live on their doorstep with the likes of international cricket, motorsports, tennis, golf and rugby tournaments on Dubai’s sporting calendar during the cooler months.
Immersing yourself in student life on campus is vital for all-round development and we believe that extracurricular activities provide enrichment and opportunities for growth in areas other than academia.
The clubs and societies at AUD allows you to pursue a personal interest outside of the classroom, while helping develop your leadership skills, giving you a competitive advantage when the time comes for apply for jobs. We have a host of societies to choose from, and if you don’t see what you like then feel free to create your own!
All of the University programs have been formally accredited by regional and global independent bodies, to allow us to offer recognized, undergraduate and graduate degrees.