Saadiyat Island

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Saadiyat Island

Welcome to Saadiyat Island, your serene paradise that brings culture and calm together. Here, you'll find the iconic Louvre Abu Dhabi and other heroes of Abu Dhabi's cultural scene, like Manarat Al Saadiyat and the upcoming Guggenheim Abu Dhabi and Zayed National Museum, all designed by Pritzker Architecture Prize winners. If you want to be enlightened by art, history and culture, Saadiyat Island is the perfect place to base yourself, especially with a collection of top-rated resorts nearby. Feel the sand between your toes and take time to recharge on one of Saadiyat Island's beaches. Pristine white sand and pockets of greenery make these beaches unique, but be on the lookout for Hawksbill turtles, the critically endangered species that call this place home.

If you're not staying on the island, put a day aside to venture out and explore as there are so many things to do on Saadiyat Island. Enjoy a round of golf at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, shop and refuel at one of many Mamsha Al Saadiyat cafes and stores, or sip and dip at Saadiyat Beach Club.

Asian couple reading about a sculpture in the Louvre Abu Dhabi
A snippet of the Experience Abu Dhabi logo
Art & Culture

Louvre Abu Dhabi

Be enlightened by the iconic Louvre Abu Dhabi and its 9,200 square metres of gallery space. Located in the Saadiyat Cultural District, this art lovers’ dream displays works of historical, cultural and sociological significance.

Marvel at masterpieces
Three Western friends smiling at each other and eating in Saadiyat Island
Beach Club
Saadiyat Beach Club
Sit back, relax and let Saadiyat Beach Club take care of your every need, whether it be a refreshing cocktail or delicious poolside delicacies.
Art & Culture

Manarat Al Saadiyat

Manarat Al Saadiyat brings Saadiyat's vision to life, encouraging visitors to connect. Meaning 'place of enlightenment' in Arabic, it hosts the Abu Dhabi Art fair and printmaking, self-portrait, theatre, figure drawing and robotics workshops. It also boasts comedy nights, sky-gazing, yoga, conferences, talks and film screenings.

Emirati man taking images of artwork at an art gallery in Manarat Al Saadiyat
Sports Club

Saadiyat Beach Golf Club

Play the region’s first ocean course, offering the chance to spot dolphins at play beside the Arabian Gulf. The Gary-Player-designed course respectfully harnesses the beachfront beauty, with total yardage starting at 5,290 and extending to 7,784 yards for pros.

Couple playing golf at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club
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Frequently asked questions about Saadiyat Island.

Saadiyat Island is Abu Dhabi's cultural district and home to some of the city's best beaches. Some destinations worth visiting here include:

Louvre Abu Dhabi

Manarat Al Saadiyat

Kai Beach

Saadiyat Beach Club

 

Mamsha Al Saadiyat stretches across 1.4km of white sand on a pristine beach.