Manarat Al Saadiyat – Abu Dhabi

Meaning of “place of enlightenment” is that Manarat al Saadiyat first art & culture centre of Abu Dhabi. The gallery is opened its doors to the public on November 2009, which is located in the heart of the Saadiyat Cultural District on Saadiyat Island. The site acts as a visitor centre and threshold to the district’s popular museums, such as Louvre Abu Dhabi, Zayed National Museum and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi.

Brings art lovers’ together

It is designed to bring art lovers’ together to share, consider, and create all types of creative artistic expression. The gallery welcomes everyone to innovate & interchange the latest ideas with other artists. Here adults and children both can join the workshops for topics such as printmaking, self-portraits, figure drawing and robotics. The venue celebrates Abu Dhabi’s booming diversity and creativity. Also, inspires innovative art designs to endorse entrepreneurship and encourage fundamental initiatives drafted by localities.

The Art Gallery Features

The site features a 250-seat theatre, an outdoor events terrace, a cafe and brasserie, three galleries for short-lived exhibits, a photography studio and an artistry studio. All of which host a kind of assemblage events such as comedy nights, theatre workshops, sky-gazing, yoga classes and movie screenings. Visitors can admire the Norman Foster-designed UAE Pavilion, home to Abu Dhabi Art, which takes place every November or enjoys a visit to the gift shop and FANR restaurant. The venue offers a wide variety of exhibitions, functions, productions, assemblies, conversations and workshops for the days of the entire year.



Entry is complimentary

Time to Visit

Daily: 9 am to 8 pm


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