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Manarat al Saadiyat

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Address: Saadiyat Island | Saadiyat Cultural District, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: 2 657 5800
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Description: 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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Seeing through light

I visited the Seeing Through Light exhibition twice and loved it. It can be difficult to find but it's nice having some free art here in Abu Dhabi.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I visited the Seeing Through Light exhibition twice and loved it. It can be difficult to find but it's nice having some free art here in Abu Dhabi.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

The reviews I read on this site and on other reputable guide information made it sound like there was a lot to see here. But most of it is still under construction, and the only exhibit was basically an advertisement for foreigners to buy land. The overpriced camel burger wasn't too bad, and they sell alcohol there, but that was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The example place for the Abudhbai's growth is Saadiyat, the city of happiness, the future city for the upcoming generation, wondeful beach villas and the cultural district.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Check out there website to see what is going on. They have different things going on throughout the year so make sure to visit when you see something that interests you.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

A paradise. A new jewel with very pleasant people. Extremely clean, peaceful and beautiful aqua blue beaches

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This museum had an exhibition of the new cultural area of Abu Dhabi - I'm not much of a museum person, but the display of the future area of Saadiyat island was fascinating. The imaginative and creative buildings will be so amazing when they are finished. There is a model of the area which will house a Guggenheim museum made... More 

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Giza, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Was one of the perfect things i ve done in abu dhabi, i loved it so much and loved to be so close to the louvre. it gives me full details about how this great project is gonna be, i will be back to visit after all is finished, go abu dhabi!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Manarat al Saadiyat is a lovely museum when it has something to show. The only permanent exhibit starts off as a history lesson on Abu Dhabi and ends as an advertisement for Saadiyat Beach Villas. The two times I visited, there were only 2 pieces of art on display, one outside and one in front of the Cafe. Had there... More 

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Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

just love this place over and over again lively vibrant interesting unusual and diverse Always something happening Just wish they would give tours of the mangrove nurseries

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The space houses a permanent exhibition that shows people some of the plans for Abu Dhabi's Saadiyat Island. Quite impressive. From time to time it also houses temporary exhibits and workshops which are very interesting. After the visit, try Fanr, the restaurant. Very nice food and nice ambience. Sit outside if weather permits.

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Additional Information about Manarat al Saadiyat

Address: Address: Saadiyat Island | Saadiyat Cultural District, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: 2 657 5800
Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Abu Dhabi
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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