Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Centre

The Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Centre is an important educational facility combining knowledge and learning through interactive exhibits, multimedia and visual materials that are specially designed for this centre by world-class experts and specialists. The UAE cultural guides that have been trained over the past years to provide a unique experience for visitors are one of the most important components of this experience to ensure providing a true picture of the of the United Arab Emirates natural environment.

The centre consists of five interactive galleries: Sheikh Zayed Tribute Hall, Abu Dhabi Desert over Time, Abu Dhabi’s Living World, People of the Desert and Looking to the Future. During the tour, visitors will move on a journey through time as stories and movies take them to the past, present and future of the UAE, to reconsider their relationship with the environment and encourage them to communicate with it and to adopt more sustainable lifestyles.

The Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Centre is the first building in the United Arab Emirates to earn a rating of five pearls in sustainability accreditation at the Design & Construction stage, where the application of exacting standards set by the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council. The centre also received a LEED Platinum certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).

General Information:

  • SZDLC admission is included in the Entertainer ticket. 
  • All SZDLC facilities support wheelchair access.
  • You can visit SZDLC Research Centre by advance reservation.
  • The SZDLC theatre can be booked for corporate events or your meetings via email reservation

Enjoy cultural tours carried by our Emirati guides and joyful interactive experience at Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Centre galleries.

For reservation, please contact us at 800966 or

*Bookings will be confirmed within 48 hours.

*The cultural tours start from the welcoming desk in the centre.

SZDLC Feature Film: 

Daily 9:45 AM – 10:00 AM

Daily  10:30 AM – 10:45 AM Daily  12:15 PM – 12:30 PM Daily 2:45 PM – 3:00 PM Daily 5:15 PM – 5:30 PM Daily 6:45 PM – 7:00 PM Experience & Tours Dinner with the lions