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Middle East Campus


Welcome to INSEAD Middle East Campus

Drawing on over 50 years of experience at the leading edge of business education and research in Europe and Asia, in 2007 INSEAD strengthened its presence in the Middle East with a campus in Abu Dhabi. INSEAD is committed to developing business education and to bringing advanced managerial ideas and worldwide business practices to the region. The current Abu Dhabi Campus was inaugurated in September 2017 under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

INSEAD Middle East Campus in Abu Dhabi 
Al Khatem Tower, 29th and 30th floor
ADGM Square, Al Maryah Island
P.O.Box 48049, Abu Dhabi
Tel : +971 2 651 5200

Operating hours: Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, excluding weekends and public holidays.

Map & Directions

As of 03 September 2017, the INSEAD Middle East Campus in Abu Dhabi is located in Al Khatem Tower, opposite the Abu Dhabi Global Market on Al Maryah Island. Al Maryah Island is located at the midpoint between Abu Dhabi's existing downtown district, Al Reem Island and the new cultural district on Saadiyat Island. Getting there from Abu Dhabi International Airport takes approximately 30 minutes, with the best mode of transport being by taxi.

Airport Taxis:

  • A fleet of luxury 6-seater, metered taxis serves Abu Dhabi Airport Terminal 1 & 3 with multi-lingual drivers and GPS with fares payable in multiple currencies.
  • Standard metered taxis are available at Abu Dhabi Airport Terminal 2.
  • Approximate taxi fare AED 65, EUR 16, USD 18.
  • Etihad Diamond First Class and Pearl Business Class guests receive a luxury door-to-door limousine service, which should be booked before departure. Emirates offer the same service to First Class and Business Class passengers from Dubai Airport to anywhere in the UAE.

A bit of history

Committed to Developing Business Education

With over 50 years’ experience in delivering unsurpassed business education and conducting cutting-edge research in Europe and Asia, INSEAD extended its reach into the Middle East in 2007 with the establishment of the campus in Abu Dhabi. INSEAD is committed to developing business education across this dynamic region, offering insights into advanced managerial ideas and worldwide business practices in one of the fastest-growing geographies of the world.



The INSEAD Middle East Campus in Abu Dhabi does not offer on-site accommodation. Abu Dhabi is fortunate to have an extensive choice of hotels in a wide range of price categories. Hotels that are in close proximity to the INSEAD campus are the Rosewood and Four Seasons (on the same island and next to the new Campus), Sofitel and Ramada (10 minutes driving distance to INSEAD campus). INSEAD has negotiated special rates. Please enquire for details.

Programme info

The programme fee for all INSEAD Executive Education programmes covers tuition, course materials, lunches on working days as well as the opening and closing dinners. It does not however include travel, accommodation and other incidentals. We have put together a list that details some of these additional expenses that you will need to incur while on a programme at the INSEAD Middle East Campus.



Local Taxi (meter): 50 to 70 AED

Limousine: to and from Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) and Hotel/City Centre: from 115 AED
Approximate travelling time is 40 minutes

Limousine: to and from Dubai International Airport and Hotel/City Centre: from 350 AED
Approximate travelling time is 2 hours

Taxi: from City Centre to INSEAD Middle East Campus: 15 to 30 AED
Approximate travelling time is 5 to 30 minutes, depending on traffic and location of hotel

Daily Transfers: between Hotel and INSEAD Middle East Campus
For programme held on campus, a daily transfer will be provided between hotel and INSEAD. However, do note that daily shuttle is only provided for participants staying in the hotel recommended by INSEAD.



Refer to above section for accommodation


Food and beverage

Without alcohol in local restaurants: from 30 AED
International hotel that serves alcohol: from 80 AED

Please note a 16% tax applies for accommodation as well as food and beverages.

For more information about Abu Dhabi, please click here.

Programmes and Initiatives



Executive Education

Our global faculty design Customised Programmes in partnership with our clients. Each is tailored to meet the organisation’s objectives and develop selected management tiers via specialised content and varied teaching methods.
INSEAD's portfolio of over 60 Open Enrolment Programmes for individual executives covers all disciplines, as well as specific industries and regions.





Executive MBA

الماجستير التنفيذي في إدارة الأعمال

The Middle East section of the INSEAD Global Executive MBA programme starts in Abu Dhabi every October. For the second half of the programme, it merges with the other sections from France and Singapore (the admission process is common to all sections). Modules are held on all three campuses, and all participants graduate together in December of the following year.

Each class has an unparalleled diversity of nationalities and business backgrounds, enabling participants to learn from each other and build a close-knit yet globally distributed network. Another unique feature is the Leadership Development Programme (LDP) which includes a programme-long schedule of group coaching, 360-degree assessments and team activities, designed to develop a personally authentic leadership style.


VR Amphi



The INSEAD Immersive Learning Initiative is a global center of excellence at the INSEAD Middle East Campus. The goal is to enhance the effectiveness of business education by replacing written business case studies with immersive learning experiences using VR technology.  The initiative has created the INSEAD XR portal with the world’s largest VR Library for management education with 20 VR Immersive Learning Experiences and a scalable and easy-to-use delivery solution for INSEAD and academic institutions and corporates worldwide. It combines five capabilities: academic content development, studio production, technology platform, scalable operations, and global distribution. The initiative receives generous support by the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK).


Middle East Campus Faculty

INSEAD faculty are recruited globally through each academic area and mobile across campuses. There are currently 4 faculty members resident in Abu Dhabi. Since the launch of the campus in 2010, over 90 INSEAD faculty members have taught in the Middle East campus.