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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 INSEAD Middle East Campus in Abu Dhabi was inaugurated in June 2010 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.

In September 2017, the Middle East campus was moved to the Al Maryah Island. The new campus is a spectacular improvement in the quality of our facilities and in the experiences that we can provide to students and Executive Education participants in the Middle East.

Our new address:

INSEAD Middle East Campus
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: Sunday to Thursday, 9.00am to 5.00pm, excluding weekends and public holidays.

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.


Since September 2017, the INSEAD Middle East Campus in Abu Dhabi is located at the Al Khatem Tower, Abu Dhabi Global Market on Al Maryah Island.The Island is located at the midpoint between Abu Dhabi's existing downtown district, Al Reem Island and the new cultural district on Saadiyat Island.


From Abu Dhabi International Airport to the INSEAD Campus will take you approximately 30 minutes, with the best mode of transportation being by taxi.

  • Terminals 1 and 3 are served by luxury 6-seater metered taxis, with multi-lingual drivers and GPS with fares payable in Dirham, the UAE local currency.
  • Metered Toyota taxis are available at Abu Dhabi Airport Terminal 2.

The taxi fares will approximately be 115 AED

  • 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.





All visitors and participants should park their cars at Galleria Mall North Car Park - Levels P2 or P3. You will then be required to take the lift and exit from P4 to access the Al Khatem Tower which will be on your left.

INSEAD Middle East campus main reception is at level 30. Parking fees are applicable. Please reach out to your programme coordinator for complimentary access (car plate number will be required).


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 Abu Dhabi Hotel and the Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi, both located at Al Maryah Island. The usual rates vary from 900 to 1500 AED depending on the type of accommodation and choice of hotel.

INSEAD has negotiated special rates for these hotels. Please enquire for details.

Campus Library

The Library is located on the 30th floor and is accessible 24 hours a days.


Marhaba Shop

Our on-campus shop "Marhaba", also located on the 30th floor, sells a wide range of INSEAD branded merchandise and souvenirs.

It is open 09:00 to 18:00 from Sunday to Saturday.


Campus environment

Abu Dhabi has a warm and dry climate throughout the year. Casual attire is adapted on campus, as INSEAD has an informal atmosphere. No business attire will be required. Abu Dhabi is generally conservative when it comes to dress code. Visitors, both men and women, are advised not to wear excessively revealing clothing in public places.

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.

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.



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