Manarat al Saadiyat
Manarat al Saadiyat
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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
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
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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4.0 of 5 bubbles402 reviews
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Eileen C
26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
This museum never disappoints. The staff are all friendly, enthusiastic and helpful. The Arabian Days exhibition is intelligently thought out and presented. The overall theme is up to date and deals with the crises facing the world in an interesting and informative way. On the day we visited we had a lovely lunch at Larte restaurant where the live music added a peaceful Arabian ambience.
Written 19 December 2023
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beajablonski
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates34 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
50dh drop-in ceramic sessions are a fun activity for friends and family 7 days per week. No instruction provided, just the materials. Extra costs for firing and glazing
Written 24 October 2022
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worldtraveller933
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
Thanks to Ahmed for showing us this exhibit. Having lived here for over eight years, we’ve gotten to know some gulf Arabs, and it was fun to see the blend of the traditional and the new. We’ve been to this venue for other events such as Abu Dhabi Art, as well as visited the art studio where for an additional fee you can do various kinds of art- drawing, painting, photography, etc. we always enjoy it!
Written 16 January 2022
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Eilya
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates108 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
It's a fun place to visit with alot of activities and fun workshops for kids and couples and families. There are various events that take place in Manarat Al Saadiyat too and it's has art galleries and exhibitions with free cinema as well.
Written 1 February 2020
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ZenHealer7
Asheville, NC2,265 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
It is a nice venue for exhibits and special events. I went for the Abu Dhabi Art which was disappointing by itself with very poor quality art. It is in Saadiyat which is a newly developing cultural neighborhood.
Written 22 November 2019
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Raks21
United Kingdom130 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
We came here during Abu Dhabi Family week to see Ping Fong/Baby Shark Live. The venue was nice however this show was disappointing. We paid £130 for 3 tickets to discover the organisers had rearranged the seating plan, we were able to obtain a partial refund. The merchandise was ridiculously priced, a small Ping Fong toy for nearly £30.
Written 8 October 2019
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Hassan B
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates171 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
Very nice and quit place to visit. Small exhibition of aerial pictures. we enjoy a mango ice crime on the Salt shop.

Need 1 hour to make a tour plus enjoying a ice cream.

There is also a restaurant but we dont try it.

The garden look clean and green, but the hot weather is a brake for enjoying the garden.

Bad point: the coffe corner was closed.

Good point the ecposition is free and there is so many exhibition all the year
Written 26 July 2019
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Yula
55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Friends
Very briefly about things to do in Manarat al Saadiyat:
1) Good to spend your time here if you are not in a hurry. Just walk around and observe, make photos and have fun.
2) You can eat at the cafe (if I am not mistaken, it’s the same building). They have coffee and juices, some snacks and breakfast. Not sure about other options. Gonna try some day🤔🤪
3) It’s a good place to watch famous and old-fashioned movies (google for the timing)
4) Very close to the beach (I walked for about 15 minutes and got there for free🗝😎🧠).
5) Don’t miss the opportunity to visit NYUAD campus (what a chance if you want to explore the island): parks, nice coffee shops and so on.
Written 22 July 2019
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Camiejie
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates116 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Not much to see in this place but definitely worth a visit still. Very nice place and shows off the history of the country
Written 16 July 2019
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Sumitkumar_13
Mumbai, India860 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Family
Manarat al Saadiyat has many exhibits related to art. Nicely built and maintained. Kids can learn here too.
Written 31 March 2019
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