As of this writing, the Al-Faw Palace and many of the smaller palaces/structures surrounding the lakes are being completely renovated and will be home to the University colleges. Proposed colleges include:
Residence halls are being built for students and faculty/staff will also live on campus. Coffee shops, restaurants, grocery stores, and even a movie theatre are planned.
A grand library is being designed and will house thousands of books and journals and also include an e-library section where students, faculty and others may access hundreds of thousands of books electronically via a wide range of databases. A computer lab will be fully operational. The AUIB Library offers a welcoming environment for students, faculty and guests who are looking for primary source material, research journals, or books for pleasure reading. The library staff aims to support all the recent trends in learning such as digital information formats, multimedia production, data set utilization, and more.
The grounds are spacious and beautiful. Grass, trees and shrubs are being planted. Wildlife—deer, peacocks and more—will soon populate the grounds. The lakes will be clear and blue, with boat docks. Bike and walking paths will be added and faculty, staff and students are encouraged to use their bicycles. For those less adventurous, golf carts will be available.
AUIB will be a quiet, contemplative place as a university should be. It will be a campus that will attract students, faculty and staff from throughout the world.