Abu Dhabi




Contemporary Art Scene


Al Ain

Partly due to historical ties between Al Ain and the Al Nahyan family, who resided there regularly, the ties between Abu Dhabi and Al Ain are close. Although it is much more rural, it has its own theater and a museum. The ADACH’s WOMAD Abu Dhabi festival and Abu Dhabi Classics successfully brought some of their programs to Al Ain. The Al Qattara Arts Centre in Al Ain’s fort still runs under the banner of ADACH.


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Roof of the UAE Pavilion (the UAE’s Shanghai Expo pavilion, now on Saadiyat Island).
Photo Daniel Bardsley / The National

Written by: Neil