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Address: Saadiyat Island | Saadiyat Cultural District, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: 2 657 5800
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Manarat Al Saadiyat is the first art and culture centre of the Saadiyat...

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, library and FANR restaurant.

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Nice place to visit ...

... if you are generally interested in Saadiyat Island and the various projects underway there. Lot of information about the upcoming projects in the island, and some nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ali M
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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57 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

... if you are generally interested in Saadiyat Island and the various projects underway there. Lot of information about the upcoming projects in the island, and some nice background information etc.

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Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The level of the exhibitions so far attended in Manarat Al Saadiyat has always been excellent. FROM CLASSIC TO CONTEMPORARY exhibits, your eyes are filled with art and your brain with knowledge. Lastly , soem exhibitions are entirely for free and welcome children , with activities for them ,developping their skills and interest for art. congrats !

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Thank 625marinette
Johannesburg, South Africa
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Awesome experience seeing what Saadiyat Island will soon boast. The Louvre Museum, Guggenheim, Zayed national museum. The island is going to certainly be a playground for cultural enthusiasts.

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Thank AfricanNomad1985
Sidoarjo, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

i went there when there is a Abu Dhabi art festival..so there's lots of cool things, great painting,and lots of brilliant ideas...you can spend 3 hours to walking around in the museum to fell the art.this is the best place for you who likes arts..they also tell us the story about Abu Dhabi.so you also will get knowledge in here.so... More 

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Thank Lingavin
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Saadiyat Island with Louvre Abu Dhabi, Zayed National Museum, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, Performing Art Center and Maritime Museum will be very soon the main attraction for cultural activities in the Middle East. At Manarat Al Saadiyat Galleries visitors can find interesting of exhibitions and educational programmes organised by Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority. Entry pass is free for most... More 

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Thank Iuliuss
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

A beautiful Museum with a nice Café / Restaurant. Café has alcohol. But they should organize more exhibitions.

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Thank Sylvia S
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

i attended Guggenheim Light Art Exhibition with friends, my favorite was Yayoi Kusama’s infinity room which is on a world tour right now and made it in Jeje Korea, as well as USA. The staff were nice and helpful. i loved the Exhibition! The only down side was its hard to find a cab, but you can of course call... More 

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Abu Dhabi
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47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

A fabulous experience in a vibrant environment. We went yesterday for the opening of the Abu Dhabi Art, eventhough the traffic control and the parking were a challenge, once we got inside the hassle was well worth it. Having attended for the last three years, this was another great display of such talented people in a very friendly and easy... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

An interesting arts and culture center showing the masterplan for development activities of Saadiyat Island which is linked to the city by a bridge. Visitors could view stunning pictures and lovely mock-ups of the Louvre, Guggenheim and Zayed National Museum. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Traveller9931
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Visited here as part of the big bus tour. We didn't know what it was going to be but we stopped off just to make use of the time we had left of the tour before we were dropped back near our hotel. Very large building and it turned out to be a sort of exhibition centre advertising the future... More 

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