The American University in Dubai is a private, academically and culturally inclusive institution of higher learning, providing a globally recognized American education.

Delivering a student-centric, forward-thinking learning experience to over 2000 undergraduates, graduates and professionals from more than 100 countries worldwide, we seek to empower and enable the leaders and pioneers of tomorrow.

Our diverse faculty of highly educated and experienced academics possess excellent qualifications and professional credentials. With a growing alumni of successful professionals, CEO’s and entrepreneurs, the international accomplishments of AUD graduates are further evidence of our ability to produce employable, talented individuals who are global explorers, poised for career success. 

Our Organizational Chart illustrates our comprehensive departments dedicated to facilitating your university experience.


We are one of the most established international universities in region, located in one of the fastest growing and developing cities in the world.  Building upon years of success, we know how to educate and we know we do it exceptionally well.

We endeavor to ensure that AUD remains American in substance as well as in name, and are committed to adhering to the policies, operations and overall best practices, as followed in American higher education. 

We believe it is every student’s right to achieve their objectives and aspirations, and providing our support in their quest for further education is our ultimate goal.

We are committed to the importance of teamwork and outreach in order to establish beneficial professional collaborations, and value the use of innovation in the creation of knowledge, creative expression and continuous improvement.

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When a team, led by Elias Bou Saab from the American College in Atlanta, Georgia, visited the Gulf to establish relationships with various ministries of higher education as well as the region’s schools, Dubai was still a developing and relatively undeveloped destination in the Middle East.

Four years later, in 1995, Bou Saab officially established the American University in Dubai, with the full commitment and support of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai. To this day, His Highness continues his unlimited support for higher education.


The guiding principle underlying the university’s establishment was bringing the American educational system to the region ,without interfering with or challenging the culture or values of the local community. The institution achieved this goal and, to this day, considers it a key to its success.

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Contact information

Sheikh Zayed Road -- P.O. Box 28282 Dubai United Arab Emirates

Phone +971 4 399 9000 Email
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