Abu Dhabi Art Galleries
(Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, UAE)
The arts scene of Abu Dhabi is best described as burgeoning, with a number of spectacular art galleries in the offing. Currently under construction in Abu Dhabi is the Guggenheim Museum, which will immediately become the biggest of all the Guggenheim museums and is being built at a cost of more than US$400 million, with an expected completion date of 2011.
Also very much in development is the Abu Dhabi Louvre, another major art gallery linked with the Louvre
. Planned to open its doors to art lovers in 2011, the city's Louvre will feature space-age architecture and reside within the Cultural District of Saadiyat Island. Presently the main art exhibitions tend to take place at the Cultural Foundation and the Emirates Palace.
The Cultural Foundation
Address: Opposite Etisalat Building, Airport Road, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, UAE
Tel: +971 02 619 5223
The Cultural Foundation is the main centre for cultural events and history in Abu Dhabi. Throughout the year there are international performances of music and plays, which can be enjoyed here. There is also and abundance of artworks to view in the centre's gallery with numerous local artists showcasing works.
Open hours: Saturday to Thursday - 08:00 to 14:00 and 17:00 to 21:30, Fridays - 17:00 to 20:00
Admission: charge, discount for children