Cultural Foundation, Abu Dhabi
The Cultural Foundation comprises the National Archives, the National Library and the Institute of Culture and Art. All of these are housed in a modern, Islamic style building with wonderful tilework and an intricately decorated passageway.
The foundation hosts excellent exhibitions of contemporary art, an annual Emirati film festival and regular screening of art house cinema, theatre performances and classical musical concerts, along with interesting exhibits on local heritage, crafts and Islamic calligraphy.
Price variation: exhibitions & lectures free; films & workshops various prices
Open: Sat-Wed 07:30-14:30 Thu 09:00-12:00 Fri 17:00-20:00
This foundation is home to a library and art gallery. Various cultural events are also held here from time-to-time. The building is in the same compound as the Al Hosn Fort.
Opening hours: 8am - 2pm & 5pm - 8pm