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These Abu Dhabi Cultural Centers are Reopening Very Soon

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Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi. Photo: Instagram/ @manaratalsaadiyat

Abu Dhabi will soon be welcoming back visitors to some of its most popular cultural centers. The Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi has announced that some of the city’s cultural hubs are set to reopen from November 8, after previously having to close due to the Covid-19 related restrictions.

The pandemic has caused significant disruptions to our way of life this year, however, visitors will once again experience the offerings of four of Abu Dhabi’s best cultural venues: Al Ain’s Al Qattara Arts Centre, Bait Al Oud, Berklee Abu Dhabi, and Manarat Al Saadiyat. Each of the centers offers unique experiences for visitors to enjoy, including a range of workshops and courses which will also return as the venues reopen.

Established in 2011, the Al Qattra Arts Centre plays a key role in Abu Dhabi’s art and cultural scene and is one of the city’s leading venues for immersive events and exhibitions that reflect the region’s cultural heritage. A place where art and culture can be learned and curated, the Al Qattra Arts Centre is expected to resume several workshops, such as drawing, painting, pottery, and calligraphy as well as music lessons.

The Bait Al Oud is one of the musical havens of the emirate. Seeking to preserve the classic songs and techniques associated with the oud, and other important instruments in the region, such as the cello, the venue offers award-winning music lessons and courses for visitors to enjoy. The center is a hub for both research and teaching, looking to conserve the magic of traditional Arabic music heritage and nurture future generations of musicians. Upon reopening, the venue will be resuming its onsite registration examinations and concert rehearsals alongside its private music lessons.

One of the world’s most distinguished institutes of contemporary music, dance, and theater, the Berklee Abu Dhabi promotes an environment that harnesses new artistic expression and ideas through its educational programs. Its workshops, courses, and masterclasses are lead by some of the world’s leading artists and instructors. The center, located on Saadiyat Island is also home to an impressive performance space, recording studio, rehearsal studios, and a multimedia tech lab. As the Berklee Abu Dhabi reopens on November 8, many of its sublime courses and private music classes are set to resume.

Also in the heart of the cultural hub, Saadiyat Island, is Manarat Al Saadiyat. The vibrant venue treats visitors to some of the best cultural activities and community events across Abu Dhabi. A place where everyone can come together and excel in creativity, Manarat Al Saadiyat offers a diverse range of exhibitions, art fairs, workshops, and educational activities. As of this month, visitors can once again expressive their creative side as Manarat Al Saadiyat will resume offering onsite artistic workshops in illustration, collage, ceramics, painting, and drawing.

As these cultural centers plan to reopen later this month strict precautionary measures are expected to be followed, to ensure the highest level of safety for the visitors across all locations. All visitors will be reminded to wear face masks and observe social distancing regulations, with the Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi also stating that all employees and teachers at each venue will undergo regular Covid-19 testing.

Prior booking is required for all of the workshops and classes offered across the venues.

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