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“Manarat Musee”

Manarat al Saadiyat
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Ranked #27 of 144 things to do in Abu Dhabi
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Owner description: 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.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Manarat Musee”
Reviewed August 31, 2012

This is always a pleasure to visit, they also have a restaurant called, Fanr, worth a visit!

They also have a small play area for children. I am looking forward to seeing what will be on next.

Visited August 2012
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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“Beautiful Island. This is why I prefer Abu Dhabi to Dubai.”
Reviewed August 30, 2012

Beautiful Island. Breathtaking. Would I buy a property there? Not sure yet, and so far looks too pricey, but then its marketed as an island for the rich. Impressive buildings, very very well organised. I did the tour, didn't have my pciture taken and blown up into a poster (regret it now!). But its just the natural beauty of the island that takes my breath away. And there is a calm vibe to the place, away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Ideal for families. Although not too much to do there yet.

Visited July 2012
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usa
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“Air-conditioned oasis”
Reviewed August 22, 2012

British museum curated exhibit was outstanding. The decor of the museum is gorgeous. Very interesting and informative exhibits. Definitely worth your time to visit.

Visited June 2012
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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“Ok, but not much to see”
Reviewed August 22, 2012

This place shows what Abu Dhabi might look like in the future, its ok to walk around and look at the displays, but its quite small and not much to see. Its on the Big Bus stop so worth a look

Visited August 2012
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Scotland
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“Worth a few hours visit”
Reviewed August 3, 2012

Saw an interesting exhibition from the British Museum here. NIce change from sun and beach. Able to see how the area is to be developed in the future. Transport bit of a problem. Taxis are not readily available and staff had to call for one for us. Think the big bus tour stops here though as an option. Cafe and restaurant too.

Visited July 2012
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