COVID-19 Updates

Welcome to AURAK’s page on the latest COVID-19 updates. This page contains links to information on how the university is operating during this period and advice on how to protect yourself from the virus.

The health and safety of our students and the wider AURAK family are our top priority. Advice about the virus and how to avoid catching it is available on the Ministry of Health & Prevention’s website.

Courses continue at AURAK, with all instruction taking place online to avoid any disruption to students’ education.

COVID-19 has caused financial hardship for some students and AURAK has issued an appeal to alumni to donate money to pay for their accommodation, food and other living expenses.

AURAK’s Guesthouse is closed until further notice as a precaution against COVID-19.

تحديثات  (كوفيد-19)

مرحبًا بكم في صفحة الجامعة الامريكية في رأس الخيمة حول آخر تحديثات لفيروس (كوفيد-19)، تحتوي هذه الصفحة على روابط لمعلومات حول كيفية عمل الجامعة خلال هذه الفترة ونصائح حول كيفية حماية نفسك من الفيروس.

صحة وسلامة طلبة الجامعة هي من أولويتنا ، تتوفر نصائح حول الفيروس وكيفية تجنب الإصابة به على موقع وزارة الصحة والوقاية.

تستمر الدراسة في الجامعة الامريكية في رأس الخيمة ، حيث تتم الدراسة عبر الإنترنت لتجنب أي انقطاع في تعليم الطلاب.

واجه بعض طلبة الجامعة صعوبات مالية بسبب فيروس (كوفيد-19) وقد أصدرت الجامعة نداء للخريجين ومساعدتهم لدفع تكاليف سكنهم وطعامهم ونفقات المعيشة الأخرى.

حيث تم إغلاق AURAK Guest House حتى إشعار آخر كإجراء وقائي ضد فيروس (كوفيد-19).

Advice for Students

#Stay_Home #Stay_Safe



Guidelines on Visits and Exercise during Ramadan

The UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) and the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NECMA) have issued new guidelines on visits and exercise during Ramadan. Full details of the regulations are available here.

AURAK Departments Working Normally

All AURAK departments are working remotely and can be contacted by phone or email.

Academic Calendar

AURAK’s academic calendar, including all key dates in the life of the University, is viewable at this link.


As per the Ministry of Education decision, all distance education or online learning classes will continue to the end of the current academic year. More information about online classes will be announced shortly.

Midterm exams

Midterm exam dates will be communicated by your respective instructors.

Check for updates

All students must regularly check their emails and follow the updates from the website.

Travel discouraged

As per the UAE authorities’ instructions, you are urged to avoid travelling abroad at the present time.

If you come back from abroad, you need to undergo the necessary medical tests , and remain in home quarantine for 14 days.

Preventive Measures

Latest Updates

UAE Launches Alhosn Contact-tracing App to Fight COVID-19

The Ministry of Health and Prevention has joined forces with local health authorities to launch Alhosn, a contact-tracing app endorsed by the National Crisis & Emergency Management Authority, to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic and protect the community.

The app allows us to accelerate the process of containing the spread of the COVID-19 virus, by speeding up the contact-tracing process. Read More

AURAK Announces Winners of Ball Juggling Contest

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) has announced the winners of its Ball Juggling Competition.

Entrants had 2 minutes to juggle the ball and the judges counted the number of times they juggled it to decide the winner. Volleying the soccer ball repeatedly in a controlled manner is known as keepie uppie in some English-speaking countries.

The men’s competition winner was Bilal Mohammad Al-Arja and the women’s contest winner was Abrar Tageldin Elamin. The winners won AED 300 and a certificate. Read More

AURAK Professor Gives Research Seminar on Understanding COVID-19 through Films and Literature

American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) Professor Steven J. Zani gave a research seminar as part of the University’s Faculty Research Colloquium on how stories from books and films can help understand the COVID-19 epidemic.

Prof. Zani is Professor of Comparative Literature and Philosophy and Dean of the Office of Academic Support Services at AURAK.

He delivered his research seminar “COVID-19 in the time of Zombies: How Literature and …Read More

AURAK to Hold SGA Elections Online during COVID-19 Precautions

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) is to hold elections online for the Student Government Association (SGA) positions for the Academic Year 2020-2021 while the campus is closed as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19.

The SGA represents the student body, provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate leadership and serves as a liaison between the students and the University administration. It also plays an important role in planning and sponsoring student campus activities and events.Read More

AURAK Students and Faculty Transition Smoothly to Online Education

Around the world, the COVID-19 crisis has disrupted almost every aspect of life including higher education. But at AURAK moving courses online is going smoothly and minimizing the downsides for students.

The spread of the coronavirus or COVID-19 worldwide forced many people to stay at home, leaving them unable to do their jobs. Fortunately, information technology and the hard work and flexibility of AURAK faculty and students is avoiding disruption to courses. Read More

AURAK Alumni and COVID-19: How You Can Help AURAK Students in Financial Difficulty

The COVID-19 virus has spread around the world this year and provoked understandable fears among many people about their families’ health as well as disrupting numerous activities such as aviation, tourism and education.

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) would like to share with its alumni details of some of the measures it is taking to protect the health of students and university employees and minimize disruption to the students’ education. Read More

All Classes to Continue Online Until End of Academic Year

All classes at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) will continue online until the end of the 2019-2020 academic year, according to an announcement by the UAE Ministry of Education.

“The Ministry of Education has decided to continue distance learning until the end of the academic year 2019-2020. The decision includes all UAE public and private schools and higher education institutions,” the Ministry said on its Twitter feed. Read More

Message for Parents & Families

Dear Parents and Families,

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah continues to monitor the global health concerns posed by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and to take steps to ensure the safety and security of AURAK’s students.

The UAE Ministry of Education has announced that the online learning classes will continue until the end of the current academic year.

Although on-campus classes are suspended, AURAK’s students will continue with their courses using the materials provided to them by instructors through online education.

All COVID-19 updates are available in our webpage that is continually refreshed:



Is the AURAK campus still open?

The AURAK campus is closed until further notice.

When will classes on campus restart?

All classes will take place online until the end of the current academic year, based on a Ministry of Education directive issued on March 29.

Is the library still functioning?

The library facilities in Building A are closed for in-person access, but electronic library resources and online assistance are still available. For more information, please contact the library via email:

Is AURAK’s Student Hostel still open?

The hostel is only available for students already in residence there. Please contact EDRAK Residential Halls via the website:

How will I continue with my courses?

All courses will take place remotely using online platforms. For more information and guidelines:

Will campus food facilities remain operational?

All on-site cafes and restaurants are closed due to the closure of the campus.

Should AURAK employees come to work?

All but essential campus operations must be carried out from home until further notice, according to a UAE Ministry of Education directive.

Where can I find the latest advice about Covid-19?

The UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention

World Health Organization’s Advice

Last updated: Jun 16, 2020 @ 12:09 am

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