$81m Al Ain campus is expected to welcome students next year with facilities occupying over 28,000 sq m during the first phase
Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has announced the completion of 25 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.
The new campus will include more than 70 lecture halls and laboratories, with 137 offices for staff and faculty, and state-of-the-art scientific equipment that meets international quality standards, the university said in a statement.
The new building in Al Ain’s Asharej district will also include a moot courtroom 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.
Anwar Ali, project manager for Abu Dhabi University, said: “Development of Abu Dhabi's new Al Ain campus is going according to schedule with completion of about 25 percent of the project reaching over 300,000 hours of foundation work.
“Over 250 labourers are working on the development of the new campus daily," he added.
The campus, which will accommodate 2,500 students during its first phase with a total capacity of 5,000 students, is architecturally inspired by the Ghaf Tree, the logo of the Year of Tolerance.