"The recent US strike against a senior Iranian official in Iraq has naturally raised concerns. The leadership of NYU, NYU Abu Dhabi, and our global safety operations team are and have been monitoring the situation closely. At this point, we are unaware of specific threats aimed at the UAE or against any NYU facilities, operations, or personnel, but we are maintaining close ties and communications with government officials, law enforcement, embassies, and the US Department of State, and we will continue to monitor regional developments to be able to plan and respond appropriately.
"Notwithstanding some incorrect press reports, the State Department has not advised Americans to leave the UAE. Indeed, though the State Department did issue a brief note of vigilance to US citizens in the region, it has not changed the level of alert for the UAE from the normal status.
"Our regular safety and global emergency preparedness/management operations run on a 24 / 7 / 365 basis; as noted, they have heightened their monitoring of regional developments in order to keep University leadership, as well as students, faculty, and other members of the community informed.
"Given the foregoing, January Term classes will begin as planned tomorrow, Monday, January 6 across NYU's global network, including in Abu Dhabi.
"If members of the NYU community have travel questions or concerns, please contact NYU's Public Safety Department (212.998.2222) - there are personnel there who can answer their questions or direct their calls to the proper staff."