Frequently Asked Questions

What is Festival @ Ideas Forum?

The Festival is being held alongside the Aspen Abu Dhabi Ideas Forum, an invitation-only event designed to tackle some of the world’s most pressing and complex challenges.

What is the date for Festival @ Ideas Forum and where will it take place?

The event will take place from 11am to 10pm on Saturday, 4th March 2017 at • NYU Abu Dhabi on Saadiyat Island.

How do I get there?

NYU Abu Dhabi is located on Saadiyat Island. Whether coming from Abu Dhabi or Dubai / Yas Island, take Exit 11 of the Sheikh Khalifa Highway and follow the signs to the campus. Location map

Do I need to register to attend?

Registration is not required – just come along and enjoy the fun.

Do I need to pre-register for specific activities?

No. Registration for activities can take place at the event.

How much does it cost to attend?

Nothing! Festival @ Ideas Forum is free to attend.

Is parking available?

Yes. Free parking will be available at NYU Abu Dhabi. Please follow the signs for Festival parking on arrival.

Will taxis be available after the Festival?

Yes. Taxis will be available throughout the day.

Does the campus have disabled access?

Yes. Parking spaces are also available for those with mobility needs.

Is Festival @ Ideas Forum suitable for children?

Yes! The Festival is designed to be a family event, and a wide variety of activities will be available for people of all ages.

Will the event be affected by unfortunate weather?

Unless advised by local authorities, the event will go ahead despite any weather circumstances.

Can I bring my own food or drink to the event?

Food and beverages will be available to purchase at the Festival – as such we ask that save your appetite for the event!

Will there be ATM facilities on site?

Yes. The ATM is located in the main Campus Center.

Are prayer rooms accessible at the event?

Yes. Please ask a member of staff onsite and they will direct you.