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Manarat al Saadiyat

Manarat al Saadiyat Shk Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Highway | Saadiyat Cultural District, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
+971 2 657 5800
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Manarat Al Saadiyat is the first art and culture centre of the Saadiyat Cultural District, the future home of Louvre Abu Dhabi, Zayed National Museum and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. Meaning "Place of Enlightenment" in Arabic, Manarat Al Saadiyat offers a wide variety of exhibitions, performances, productions, conferences, talks and workshops throughout the day and all year-round. From the Manarat Al Saadiyat plaza visitors can admire the Norman Foster-designed UAE Pavilion, home to Abu Dhabi Art, which takes place every November. At Manarat Al Saadiyat visitors can also enjoy a gift shop and FANR restaurant.
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Manarat al Saadiyat Shk Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Highway | Saadiyat Cultural District, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Most recent visit was the weekend of the Abu Dhabi Art Fair - outstanding lectures, exhibits, musical guests - make it an all-out art day as you can easily combine Manarat al Saadiyat with a visit to Louvre Abu Dhabi

Thank amsherry
Reviewed 1 week ago

The construction looked awesome and would surely be an iconic landmark for Abu Dhabi and the UAE in the very near future

Thank AmanP
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a taxi out to see a couple of exhibitions that were advertised on the website. We arrived just after 11am, reading that the centre opened at 9am. The comic craze exhibition was closed for an hour while they "unloaded", the slightly embarrassed security...More

Thank Dinks93
Reviewed 12 October 2017

This is my hiding place ... whenever I want to be away from the hustle and bustle of city traffic ... I come here to feel relaxed, informed, educated about anything in showcase ... I find the place peaceful and beautiful. There's always something interesting...More

Thank jenniferpL404DJ
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This visit was part of a tour, it was very interesting to see the up coming projects.. like museums such as the Guggenheim, Louvre & the Zayed National Museum ... Also an exhibition of the future Cities Projects for the new Generations and tourism developments....More

Thank apocalipse
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Attended a movie screening by the Abu Dhabi Film Society in an atypical setting of an auditorium. The site is modern and beautiful.

Thank ruppertbaird
Reviewed 17 July 2017

I attended a conference here and was struck by how well designed it was...each space flowing from one to another.

Thank Gita48
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Saadiyat Island is dedicated to Arts. The "Louvre Abu Dhabi" by french Architect Jean NOUVEL will soon open now, a couple of major buildings are about to be completed too, among them a museum by Franck Gehry...and Manarat al Saadiyat, designed by Sir Norman Foster,...More

1  Thank Artkk
Reviewed 8 July 2017

The place is really nice, beautiful, great selection for contemporary art - cafeteria is a plus The museum gives you a catalogue - well done ;-)

Thank Eprop2000
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Setup in a nice location, if you are fond of art, science and culture events then this should be the definite visit place in your list as there is a likelihood of getting events running across the year. Having saadiyat beach nearby is plus for...More

2  Thank swapnil y
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Jocyl C
2 December 2017|
Response from Artkk | Reviewed this property |
I guess not. I went with a group it was surely prepaid...
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