Al Qattara Arts Centre

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Vladimir M
Dubai, United Arab Emirates6,231 contributions
Is a nice reconstructed fort
Aug 2019
Al Qattara Fort, more correctly called Bayt bin Ati Al Darmaki, lies in Al Ain.
It was built to protect the Qattara Oasis, together with Al Wajidi Fort, Al Darmaki Fort and Al Daramikah Tower. The present fort was built in the 1990's when it replaced an original fort of which the ruin had to be removed due to its bad state of preservation. The original fort was situated on a mound overlooking the oasis.
Some 100 meters to the north of this new fort I found a crumbling ruin of what looked like another, smaller fort.
At present both Al Qattara Forts can freely be visited as a guest of the Al Qattara Arts Centre. Inside is a small but very pleasant archaeological museum.
Written August 26, 2019
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Noor Ali Abbas
Chidambaram, India168 contributions
Traditional Local Architecture
Oct 2018 • Family
We visited Al Qattara Arts Center as family with kids. The center has art galleries which exhibit the country's traditional architecture. There are studios for art classes, pottery and calligraphic. The qualities of the crafts and paintings are good.

They are conducting traditional architecture programs and training classes for kids with different types of arts like drawing, water painting, oil painting, photography, paper quilling and crafting. Also, cultural events and arts competitions are held occasionally.

Apart from these, there are no other entertainments like playing area for kids. The quality of the center is not so much as expected.

Finding the location of the center is difficult and it is not easily accessible by public transports. There is an open free parking ground is available, there is no entry fee and one hour is enough to spend here. Friday Market is the other attraction nearby.
Written April 23, 2019
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Tony M
London, UK679 contributions
Found this place very interesting
Nov 2018 • Friends
There was lots to see and at my time of visiting some traditional dancing, great place to spend time in the cooler months. Ring first to find out whats on , parking can be a bit tricky
Written November 3, 2018
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sunseb
Kochi (Cochin), India894 contributions
good place for art lovers
Dec 2017 • Family
Good collection of paintings.Good place to know the history and culture of the UAE.Good collection of archaeology are available
Written August 30, 2018
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amsherry
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates48 contributions
Nice rotation of local artists' works
May 2018 • Friends
Enjoy the rotation of exhibits highlighting local artists and their works. In cooler months, loved the outdoor movie experience
Written May 30, 2018
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423carlad
Mount Forest, Canada31 contributions
Beautiful Art Centre!
May 2017 • Friends
This centre offers exhibits and also provides art classes. (ex. calligraphy). There is also a souk on Friday and Saturday evenings in the cooler months where one can purchase traditional items.
Written April 17, 2018
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joinsmith1020
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam1 contribution
relax
Apr 2018 • Friends
Visited from a Big Bus tour from Abu Dhabi so we did not have a lot of time. Even so we had time to chat with one of the tutors, see the work of students part and present Son dien Son mat
Written April 6, 2018
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Trafficman11
Bishop's Waltham, UK29 contributions
Revealing visit
Feb 2018 • Couples
Visited from a Big Bus tour from Abu Dhabi so we did not have a lot of time. Even so we had time to chat with one of the tutors, see the work of students part and present. Met a charming lady who may have been the curator. She showed me around more of the Centre, in particular the studio of the eminent calligrapher Mohammed Mendes. It was his day to teach but he had another engagement unfortunately. It is regrettable that the Centra does not have a shop selling samples of the work done there. Local work is always appreciated by visitors.
Written February 9, 2018
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D G
London, UK210 contributions
Nothing to do
Feb 2018 • Solo
This is most boring place in al aian after qattara garden we visited but look only play and learn for children. And tour guide their he don't like to give a tour.
And souq around some old people drinking coffee.
May be they worked for tourism Abu Dhabi
They're also not welcoming pepole
There is complimentary coffee for tourists but Saturday they don't keep so it's not fair
Written February 6, 2018
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Kamilah919
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates97 contributions
Cultural Trip with students
Nov 2017 • Family
What a beautiful, authentic place to take students to explore their history, culture and authenticity of UAE life!
Written January 3, 2018
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