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About < 42 Abu Dhabi/>

42 Abu Dhabi is located in the heart of the Mina Zayed Warehouses District.
With ease of access and inspiration all around; watch your creativity expand as you dive deep into the world of coding.

In line with the UAE-France strategic partnership and as part of the Ghadan 21 accelerator program, Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) has partnered with 42 to launch 42 Abu Dhabi, establishing the first school of its kind in the GCC.

By making coding education accessible to people from all walks of life, the school will contribute to Abu Dhabi’s vision for a tech-enabled future, where Abu Dhabi plays a prominent role in solving global challenges.

> OPEN 24/7

If you are already working or still a university student, we’ve got you covered.

The 42 Abu Dhabi campus is open any time of the day all throughout the year so you could work whenever and however it suits your schedule.

> iMac Lab

Our fully equipped iMac labs have a specially designed layout that make them ideal for peer-to-peer collaboration, learning and communication.

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42 Abu Dhabi iMac Lab

> Who says a campus can’t feel like home?

The perfect mix of comfort and tech, the 42 Abu Dhabi campus is the ideal environment to do things your way, think critically, work in groups and create.

> A Multicultural Community

It doesn’t matter what your background is, at 42 Abu Dhabi we focus on enabling coders, thinkers, and passionate learners to harness coding skills.

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Practical learning is what we focus on to prepare you for the real world.


No classes means no teachers; instead you’re in charge of your own success by learning, sharing and working collaboratively with others.


Measure your progress in experience points (XP) and master each level to unlock the next one.


We use industry-leading technology and forward-thinking innovation to help nurture the world’s top coding talent.

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> What is the
<42 Abu Dhabi/> way?

42 Abu Dhabi is based on the revolutionary learning model from Ecole 42 in Paris. Our school follows the principles that have made the 42 program a global success: peer-to-peer learning and a mastery-based, gamified curriculum.

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