Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Manarat Al Saadiyat - Abu Dhabi

Opening hours: 10am - 8pm (Daily)

Manarat Al Saadiyat literally means “a place that provides enlightenment” in Arabic, Manarat Al Saadiyat is a purpose-built 15,400 sqm visitor centre, designed to bring the vision of the island alive. Located on Saadiyat Island, this exciting artistic venue will house international exhibitions from around the world, and will encompass four major galleries, a central events gallery, sales centre, 250-seat theatre, and restaurant. The first phase of the building that included Arts Abu Dhabi Gallery opened to the public in November 2009.

The father of the nation, Zayed

The Guggenheim

Nice models ... but can't wait for the actual museums to be built :-)

Dual language throughout ;-)

Time to say goodbye ...

One more shot with my trust Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D lens :-)

ps. Do pop by when you are next in Abu Dhabi, its free after all ;-)

1 comment:

Nel MH said...

Hi Jules!

It's really interesting to see the pictures that you have at the Manarat Al Saadiyat!

Didnt have the chance to get there, but i like the picture of the side elevation for the building. Would like to do some compilation of beautiful buildings for my own use.

Can you send the hi res photo to me(the first two pictures in your Manarat al Saadiyat blog page)?

Appreciate your help! and love to hear more of your exploration in UAE!

from Nel MH.(nelson_mh@live.com)