The Sas Al Nakhl Campus is located near the Maqta Bridge, which connects Abu Dhabi Island to the mainland.

The Sas Al Nakhl Campus hosts the ADNOC Research and Innovation Center (ADRIC), a state-of-the-art research facility comprising 39 labs covering reservoir rock characterization and reservoir fluid characterization.

Student residences at the Sas Al Nakhl Campus consist of male and female dorms. Male students are housed in six hostel buildings on campus while female students reside off-campus at the Umm Lulu Housing Complex. All student dormitories are equipped with Wi-Fi and Internet, cleaning services and 24-hour security.

Exercise rooms are available in Student Center, Arzanah, and Umm Lulu buildings and there are a number of sports courts and fields on campus.

The campus also features dining at the male and female Student Life buildings. The Satah building has a dining facility that serves three meals a day and a similar outlet is open to the female students in Arzanah building serving two meals a day.

Smaller cafeterias are open for the Sas Al Nakhl Campus community in the Bu Hasa and Habshan buildings. All of these outlets serve an a la carte menu and breakfast and lunch buffets.

The Sas Al Nakhl campus also houses two libraries with an extensive collection of books, journals and periodicals. In addition, its libraries provide access to more than 40 online databases on- and off-campus such as EBSCOhost, OnePetro and Science Direct. It also features the Independent Learning Center (ILC), which has been designed to help students with self-study.

The campus also has First Aid Clinics to provide primary health care to the students, faculty, and staff members as well as the Sas Al Nakhl Clinic.


Campus Facilities


  • Student Hub
  • Sports Facilities
  • Student Housing
  • Food Services
  • Library
Student Hub

The Student Hub at Khalifa University’s Abu Dhabi campus offers students a comfortable area to relax between classes, get homework done, or have a coffee with friends. The Student Hub is located on the ground floor of the library building (next to the Khalifa University Discovery Center) and includes restaurant services, homework tables and comfortable benches.

Both male and female activity rooms are located on the ground floor of the Academic Building. The activity rooms provide various recreational equipments such as table tennis, billiards tables, and treadmills, along with television and seating areas.

Sports Facilities

Khalifa University boasts one of the largest fitness facilities in the UAE in an academic institution. Housed over four stories, the gym consists of separate two-level men and women’s facilities, featuring state-of-the-art cardiovascular and weight lifting equipment as well as studios for Yoga and others for martial arts, such as Boxing and Taekwondo. There are also multi-use courts for basketball, squash, volleyball and badminton.

The facilities are manned by experienced personal trainers and fitness professionals who guide students, faculty, staff and alumni in proper techniques, in addition to organizing various group classes.

Student Housing

Living at Khalifa University’s residences offers students the opportunity to develop their social skills in tandem with their academic potential while forging lasting friendships and participating in social activities.

Khalifa University’s students come from many backgrounds, and we aim to be accommodating of cultural differences. It is our hope that students will learn and thrive in the presence of other cultures and traditions.

Student housing is available at  Sas Al Nakhl campus. All housing facilities are managed by on-site staff and security team. Two types of residence quarters are available for students: male-only and female-only. Students are expected to be respectful and considerate of all different cultures, customs, and traditions.

Food Services

There are a wide variety of restaurant and food options at Khalifa University’s Abu Dhabi campus:

  • Olive Restaurant – located in the cafeteria building at the corner of campus. Lunch is served from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm and costs between AED 10 – AED 20.
  • Subway – located on the ground floor of the F Building.
  • Costa Restaurant – located beside the H Building ( Academic). Serves coffee, tea, soda and cakes and sandwiches.
  • Cafe du Roi – located beside the H Building. Serves pasta, soups, sandwiches and salads. Vending machines, serving snacks and drinks, are located throughout camps in the following locations.
Library

The library is located on the first floor and is sized at 851 square meters. The Abu Dhabi campus library offers computers, scanners, photocopying services, study rooms and study carrels. Library staff provide comprehensive instruction on the use of resources and finding information on an individual basis or in a class setting


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