The American University in Dubai

The American University in Dubai (AUD) is a private university located in the vibrant city and global business hub of Dubai. AUD was founded in 1995.

Academic Programming

Academic sessions are led by prominent speakers including representatives from News Arabia and the U.S. Consulate in Dubai.

Cultural Activities

Activities in years past have included camel rides, dune bashes, outings to the Burj Khalifa, visits to Dubai's famous malls, the Grand Mosque tour, and strolls down Global Village theme park.

Social Events

Social events include visitng Jumeirah Beach and the Dubai Marina, taking a field trip to Abu Dhabi, and eating traditional Emirati meals.

My favorite memory was visiting the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi. Besides the intrinsic beauty of the mosque, I was drawn by the diversity of visitors and their demonstration of respect for the mosque by wearing abayas and headscarfs. The visit reminded me of the beauty of diversity, a familiar, Harvidian concept that I'm now experiencing in foreign land.
Rita Cui, Harvard '20
Abu Dhabi, March 2017