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The culture in Abu Dhabi is dictated by its religion. Islam is not just a religion, but it is a way of life in Abu Dhabi. Islamic culture has given a great importance to Hospitality, and the same dictum is followed in Abu Dhabi also, the tourists and visitors are welcomed and utmost care is taken to make them feel comfortable.

The city of Abu Dhabi has undergone a significant change in its culture due to modernization and is becoming the new hot destination of the Middle East. The museums and art galleries also depict this change. Along with their traditional festivals, Abu Dhabi also celebrates many international festivals such as Abu Dhabi Film Festival, Dance festival, etc.

Galleries

Etihad Modern Art Gallery

Etihad Modern Art Gallery

The Etihad Modern Art Gallery is a multi-purpose cultural hub of Abu Dhabi, which serves as an art space, café and also as a gift shop. The art gallery is owned by Khaled Seddiq Al Muttawa and houses fine specimens of books, antiques, paintings, etc...

N2N Art Gallery

Opened in 2008 byHH Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Dr.Hamed Bin Mohamed Khalifa Al Suwaidi along with the Founders Natalya Muzaleva and Natalia Petrukha. The gallery is located at Nation Towers, Corniche while the another branch is located at Al Ain Tower.

Gallery One

Launched in 2005 by Gregg and Jane Sedgwick, Gallery One aspires to become the worlds foremost branded gallery group. Gallery One is the place where you can find the most fashionable art products produced by some incredibly talented artists to decorate your home.

Festivals

Abu Dhabi Film Festival (ADFF)

Abu Dhabi has an unparalleled capacity of arranging any global event and the year-on-year success of its own International Film Festival is proof of this. The inaugural festival in 2007 (then called The Middle East International Film Festival) garnered an extensive media coverage...

Abu Dhabi Festival

The renowned Abu Dhabi Festival is one of the chief arts and culture festivals in the UAE. Performers, magicians, students and artists from all over the world gather together in the city to celebrate one of the most significant events in the gulf.

Abu Dhabi International Dance Festival

One of the most awaited festival’s in Abu Dhabi, the Abu Dhabi dance festival strives to present some of the best talents in dance forms such as Kizomba, Hip hop, Salsa, Afro Rumba, Bachata, Zouk, Cha Cha and many more. Launched in the year 2013.

Museums

Emirates National Auto Museum

The Emirates National Auto Museum is situated on the Hameen Road, Al Bhasra, and is a privately owned vehicle museum of Sheikh Hamad bin Hamdan Al Nahyan. The building is structured in the form of a modern day pyramid and it holds just about 200 exhibition items.

Louvre Abu Dhabi

The eminent Louvre museum in Paris is all set to share its name and values with Abu Dhabi by the means of its division in Abu Dhabi. This museum has the potential to be one of the most influential buildings in the world after its completion in the late 2016.

Maritime Museum

The Maritime museum in Abu Dhabi is dedicated solely to Abu Dhabi’s bond with the sea, and explores the city’s naval history and maritime setting. The museum is designed by the famous Japanese architect Tadao Ando, in which he has seamlessly merged land and sea ...

Exhibitions

Warehouse 421

Warehouse 421 is an exhibition stage and cultural destination located in Abu Dhabi’s port area of Mina Zayed. It’s mainly a platform for understanding artistic expressions, music, art and further development of the UAE’s creative community.

Abu Dhabi Art Hub

Opened in 2012, the Abu Dhabi Art Hub is the first artist community founded by Ahmed Al Yafei in Abu Dhabi. Located at Musaffah quarter, Abu Dhabi it serves as an art platform for young, emerging artists from around the world and UAE.

UAE Pavilion (The National Pavilion UAE)

The National Pavilion United Arab Emirates (UAE) owns to be the most prominent exhibitions such as contemporary art, films, and architecture. It established to adopt the contemporary practice on an international level platform...

Recommended Activities

4x4 Abu Dhabi Desert Safari

Duration: 5 hours 30 min (approx.)
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Al Ain Day Trip

Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
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Big Bus Abu Dhabi

Duration: 1 day (approx.)
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Dubai Seaplane Flight

Duration: 6 hours (approx.)
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