Cultural Foundation, Abu Dhabi

Cultural Foundation, Abu Dhabi

Founded in 1981 as a center of art and learning, the Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation is located close to the Qasr al-Hosn and comprises the Institute of Culture and Art, the National Library and the National Archives. The foundation building is contemporary in style and has well kept gardens, elaborate courtyards, exquisitely carved doorways and arched columns resembling Islamic design. Architectural and archaeological heritages are preserved here due to the untiring efforts of the cultural foundation personnel. The foundation is operated under the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage and it also facilitates the development of national cinema, music, arts and literature.

Visit the cultural foundation and you will gain a lot of knowledge on the cultural heritage and other aspects of Dubai. Here you will also find old Abu Dhabi city model, ancient Islamic art, collection of black and white photographs and musical instruments. The foundation building contains meeting rooms, lecture rooms, cinema, theater, coffee shop and an exhibition center. Many local and international artists give concerts here and numerous cultural events are held on a regular basis. During the year, language and craft workshops are held here in addition to art exhibitions and international film festivals.

A visit to the cultural foundation in Abu Dhabi is bound to be informative and entertaining. It is open every day from 8 am to 2 pm and from 5 pm to 8 pm.
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Cultural Foundation on Map

Sight Name: Cultural Foundation
Sight Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: Al Markaziyah Orientation Walk  

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