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“For the artsy”

Manarat al Saadiyat
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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.
Kottayam, India
Level 5 Contributor
43 reviews
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“For the artsy”
Reviewed July 16, 2014

I went to see an exhibition being hosted during the Ramadan period entitled History of the World in a 100 Objects. It provided to be informative on world history, exactly as described. The audio tour provided further information and we spend about 2 hours examining the various fascinating objects on display such as a tiny gold statue or coins from BCE. In addition there was also a photography exhibition with some stunning photos that could be mistaken for paintings. Since photography is prohibited within the exhibitions, we took very few pictures. For those famished after touring, they have an excellent cafeteria. Put this place on your to-do list of Abu Dhabi if you have the slightest interest in the arts.

Visited July 2014
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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“Explore”
Reviewed July 16, 2014

Find the future of abu dhabi with Manarat. Saadiyat will be the next destination of the tourist attraction with masterpieces.

Visited July 2014
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United Arab Emirates
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“A look into the future”
Reviewed July 8, 2014

Not much here yet but the exhibition about the cultural district under construction is an incentive to be in Abu Dhabi in a few years when it's all complete. Worth a look but not much else there yet.

Visited July 2014
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“Very nice local museum.”
Reviewed July 2, 2014

Went to see the Top 100 pieces of the world. It was a very nice exhibit. We also saw a local photography exhibit, all for free. The attendants and security are low key, and very helpful. Don't miss this.

Visited June 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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“Wonderful”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a great new museum. It's not huge so you can spend plenty of time enjoying the displays. The Big Bus tour stops here or you can catch a taxi. Entry is free.
I love museums & this one did not disappoint.

Visited August 2013
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