AFU’s vision is to distinguish itself as one of the premier universities in both the UAE and the GCC through academic research, educational excellence, experiential learning, pursuit for knowledge and constant intellectual exploration. For all stakeholders alike, AFU aims to sustain an innovative educational environment that adds value through student experiences in logical reasoning, critical thinking, applied skills and creativity. AFU adheres to the international standards and can be recognized for the significant progress while preserving local cultural and ethical values of the UAE and GCC. AFU aims to achieve local and international recognition for academic programs, research and community services.


AFU is an educational institution located in the heart of Dubai that fosters excellence in multidisciplinary teaching, research, and community engagement. The university offers coeducational undergraduate and graduate programs to a range of national and international students. By engaging in critical and analytical thinking, creative problem solving, and innovation, AFU graduates are prepared to contribute ethically and professionally to the welfare of the society locally and regionally.

AFU’s Mission and Vision statements are approved by the Governing Body (Board Trustees) prior to declaration. They will be reviewed and reevaluated periodically to ensure their adherence and usefulness in providing overall strategic direction to AFU.