As the capital of the UAE, Abu Dhabi is a vibrant hub of endless opportunities in education, business, arts, culture and leisure – and we’re not just saying that because we live here.
Abu Dhabi offers a unique combination of tradition and modernity. Whether you want to experience the beautiful sand dunes of ancient Liwa, the historic fortress and oasis city of Al Ain, the Arabian Gulf and its pristine waters, traditional food, dances or poetry, Abu Dhabi is a unique destination to have a true taste of Arabian hospitality.
From its natural beauty to its sensational architecture, sunny climate, fashionable hotspots and more, it is a magnet for adventurous students from all cultures. Its recreational attractions are a marvel for tourists and residents alike.
A few of our favourite tourist attractions include;
The Louvre – “the largest museum in the Arab peninsula”
Ferrari World – the first Ferrari theme-park, with the world’s fastest roller coaster
Emirates Palace – the peak of luxury, this is literally a gold-plated palace
Sheikh Zayed Mosque – one of the most beautiful, and most important, worship sites of the UAE
Yas Marina Circuit – where the F1 is hosted every year.
Qasr Al Hosn – the oldest stone building which Abu Dhabi was built around
Mangrove National Park – with over 60 species of birds
Including these sites, we recommend you visit the last floor of Marina Mall, or La Fontana in Corniche, or one of the cafes in Nation Galleria, to eat your dinner (or breakfast) upon the gulf of Abu Dhabi ( –seriously, it’s beautiful.) We also recommend off-city areas such as Al Bandar, Yas Island, and Al Muneera.
Abu Dhabi constitutes a clear example of openness and tolerance, which attracts many different nationalities worldwide. In a country where the Nationals represent less than 20% of the total population, the leadership is tirelessly promoting values of tolerance, moderation and acceptance of others. The value of respect is the promise that Abu Dhabi makes to its citizens and residents, to visitors and business partners. This includes respect for the local culture and traditions as well as to all cultures and traditions from the various nationalities living in the UAE.
Abu Dhabi is rapidly gaining a reputation as one of the world’s most popular cities, and what is only a vacation fantasy for people around the world will be an everyday reality for our delegates!
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Note that Sorbonne's dorms are not open to accomondating delegates.
Courtesy of the Abu Dhabi Government, the Paris Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi has had the privilege of a brand new campus on Al-Reem Island since 2011. This is a testament to the high standards of assets development in the UAE as Abu Dhabi is investing in world-class educational resources. This campus respects the traditional architecture with a similar design to the chapel of La Sorbonne in Paris, while offering the facilities and new technologies of a modern campus. Sorbonne Abu Dhabi hosts a variety of facilities at its Al-Reem Island campus including spacious lecture halls, an auditorium that seats up to 700 people and Arabic & French gardens and outdoor terraces space for students to gather and study, talk or just relax.
Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi benefits from the 760 years of experience of the prestigious Sorbonne with a state-of-the-art campus located on Al-Reem Island that combines comfort with the efficiency of new technologies. The university continues a remarkable heritage of academic excellence that has been nurtured since the 12th century, and the same pursuit of perfection as one of the world’s most esteemed beacons of enlightenment.
At present, more than 700 students from over 75 countries are enrolled at Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi. The university combines the world-class standards of a Parisian education, offering a degree directly from the universities in Paris at our unique and thrilling location within the Arab world and its new cultural hub, Abu Dhabi.
The very best of both worlds that constitute a bridge between civilisations.
Public Bus Services were introduced in Abu Dhabi by the Emirate in 2008 with four routes which charge a small fare, sometimes as little as 1 AED (0.25 EUR). Since 2010, There are also numerous Regional routes operating from the Abu Dhabi CBD till areas extending outside the city, e.g. Yas Island. You can find here a comprehensive map with the different routes.
If you want to visit Dubai, we recommend you take a bus – available every thirty minutes – for only AED 30.
Taxi is the mean of transport by excellence in Abu Dhabi. They are safe (all cars are surveilled) and extremely affordable. Upon booking a taxi, it will arrive in approximately 1 to 10 mins.
From the airport to your hotel
Regardless of which terminal you are arriving at, you will find a reliable, 24 hour metered taxi service ready to transport you to your final destination. Approximately costs AED 70 – 80 from the airport to the city, including a minimum AED20 for regular airport taxis, and AED25 for a Mercedes-Benz Vito van.
Should you need any further help regarding your taxi service, or for bookings, you can call the Transport Abu Dhabi Call Centre on
Meter Starting Fare (Flag Fall) – AED 12
Every 1 km – AED 1.82
Booking fee (morning, evening) – AED 4, AED 5
Every 1 minute of waiting time (first 5 minutes free) – 50 fils
Uber in Abu Dhabi translates to luxury. Passengers pay through a credit card via the app (available on Android, Blackberry and IOS).
For more information, please visit www.uber.com
Careem is another mode for transportation, wherein you are able to book your car through the application, with real-time tracking. It is accurate in its estimated times of arrival and is available for Android and IOS.
For more information, please visit www.careem.com
The minimum fare for Uber and Careem is AED35, increasing at a AED 1.5 – AED 2.5 rate (according to the speed).