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Manarat al Saadiyat & UAE Pavilion

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  • UAE Pavilion Dunes
  • UAE Pavilion
Manarat Al Saadiyat
This purpose built visitor centre - Manarat Al Saadiyat (which translates from Arabic as 'a place that provides enlightenment'), brings the Saadiyat vision to life, offering an interactive narrative on the history and cultural vision behind the island, as well as a venue for a series of art exhibitions and educational programmes.

Visitors will find a rich educational experience for all, especially for families looking for a fun, weekend activity. Here they will learn more through virtual ‘books’. LCD screens display the pages of electronic books - using a first-ever technology in the region, which respond with a gesture recognition sensor system by simply waving a hand over the image of the book.

For more information and group bookings (please allow 24 hours) email manaratalsaadiyat@tdic.ae

UAE Pavilion
Moved piece by piece from Shanghai, where it welcomed almost two million visitors to the UAE’s national exhibition during the World Expo 2010, this striking dune-shaped structure, designed by London’s acclaimed Foster + Partners, stands close to Manarat al Saadiyat, adding to the island’s cultural attractions.

A landmark exhibition and events venue, the pavilion is hosting some of the country’s most important cultural functions. A coming together of prominent global collectors, connoisseurs and artists, the pavilion annually hosts the Abu Dhabi Art contemporary art fair.

Websites: www.saadiyatculturaldistrict.ae; www.abudhabiartfair.ae

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