The university moved to its permanent campus on Saadiyat Island in September 2014, at the start of my final year there. Designed by Vinoly, it's an architectural beauty. There are 2 dining halls on the ends of the campus & a publicly accessible high line with sloped lawns, palm trees, napping students, lots of birds, a few stray cats, & on a good night, the faculty rock band.
To get there from downtown:
- take the hwy to Saadiyat
- exit 11
- follow gigantic purple signs on the roadside that say "New York University"
Campus security will stop you at a checkpoint but they just want to know your business on campus. Visitors are welcome.