Athletics and Physical Education
The Physical Education program at NYUAD provides opportunities for competitive and recreational athletic participation, fitness through exercise classes such as aerobics and Pilates, and lifelong skills in sports such as golf and tennis. NYU Abu Dhabi students may participate in a wide range of indoor and outdoor fitness activities, including popular team sports such as football, volleyball, and tennis; individual competitions such as road races and triathlons; a choice of water sports such as kayaking and sail boarding; and athletic leisure activities, such as cycling, hiking, and equestrian events.
NYU Abu Dhabi's athletic facilities are located both in the residential building and at other locations in the city. The residence has a gymnasium, exercise rooms, and a health center. On nearby Saadiyat Island there is a newly opened Gary Player-designed golf course. For students interested in equestrian activities there is a riding club in the city.