Abu Dhabi Men’s College opened in September 1988, with 52 students. It occupied two floors in Al Masaood Tower, Hamdan Street, Abu Dhabi. A year later this increased to three floors. In 1991, it moved to the temporary campus on the current CERT site, near Muroor Road. In that year it also graduated its first Higher Diploma students. In 1995, it moved to its current campus, located on Al Saada Street.
- Date of opening: 1988
- The number of students originally enrolled: 52
- The programmes originally offered: Higher Diplomas in Business Administration; Office Management; Accounting; Engineering Technology; Civil Engineering; Industrial Electronics and Computer Electronics
- The number of faculty and staff: 217
- The first director: Joe Martin