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Manarat al Saadiyat

Manarat al Saadiyat Shk Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Highway | Saadiyat Cultural District, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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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.
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Manarat al Saadiyat Shk Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Highway | Saadiyat Cultural District, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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"saadiyat island"
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"cultural district"
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"on display"
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"walk around"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I LOVE this space. I have been here for art shows, exhibits and movie screenings. Manarat al Saadiyat is a gorgeous exhibition space on Saadiyat Island complete with a lush green outdoor eatery that allows for a leisurely and delicious meal. It's an expansive space...More

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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

This gallery is a little bit out of the way but I managed to get there with a combination of local bus and taxi. There were two exhibitions - 10 years of Emirates Photography competition - fabulous and a very contemporary Barcelona to Abu Dhabi...More

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Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed this stop to see what is going to be constructed for future generations. They are building an renewable and self sustainable city. The plans are amazing. We even got to drive in pod like , self driving car.

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Reviewed 24 December 2017

Abu Dhabi Art is held at this venue that brings together some very fine galleries, entertainment and children's workshops. Outside of the event one can find exhibitions. I like to go to the free cinema's in the auditorium. Cinema Space runs restored classics and film...More

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Reviewed 8 December 2017

Most recent visit was the weekend of the Abu Dhabi Art Fair - outstanding lectures, exhibits, musical guests - make it an all-out art day as you can easily combine Manarat al Saadiyat with a visit to Louvre Abu Dhabi

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Reviewed 4 December 2017

The construction looked awesome and would surely be an iconic landmark for Abu Dhabi and the UAE in the very near future

Thank AmanP
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Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

We took a taxi out to see a couple of exhibitions that were advertised on the website. We arrived just after 11am, reading that the centre opened at 9am. The comic craze exhibition was closed for an hour while they "unloaded", the slightly embarrassed security...More

Thank Dinks93
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

This is my hiding place ... whenever I want to be away from the hustle and bustle of city traffic ... I come here to feel relaxed, informed, educated about anything in showcase ... I find the place peaceful and beautiful. There's always something interesting...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

This visit was part of a tour, it was very interesting to see the up coming projects.. like museums such as the Guggenheim, Louvre & the Zayed National Museum ... Also an exhibition of the future Cities Projects for the new Generations and tourism developments....More

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Reviewed 18 August 2017

Attended a movie screening by the Abu Dhabi Film Society in an atypical setting of an auditorium. The site is modern and beautiful.

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Jocyl C
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Response from amsherry | Reviewed this property |
Best to check their website for directions - a lot of construction in area so details change often
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Jocyl C
3 December 2017|
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Response from alisontoia | Reviewed this property |
You can roam at your leisure and there is a nice cafe
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Jocyl C
2 December 2017|
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Response from alisontoia | Reviewed this property |
It is free
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