Archeology

Hili Archaeological Park

TOMBS AND TOWERS The Hili Archaeological Site not only provides the earliest known evidence of an agricultural village in the United Arab Emirates, but also contains other Bronze Age (3000 BCE-1300 BCE) and Iron Age […]

Art & Culture

Qasr Al Hosn, The Legacy Goes On

Discover the ancestral home of the Royal Family Al Nahyan and the symbolic heart of Abu Dhabi Over the centuries, Qasr Al Hosn has been home to the ruling family, the seat of government, a […]

Heritage

Al Maqta Tower, Witnessing History

Al Maqta Tower, sometimes also spelled Maqtaa or Maqta’a, A watchtower fort lies in Al Maqta creek. on a little islet between the Abu Dhabi island and its mainland. Al Maqta Tower is said to have […]

Heritage

Al Maqta Bridge linking the capital

Abu Dhabi Island was separated from the mainland by a shallow channel of water, which in the troublesome past was a strategic advantage, but it also meant an obstruction to trade and transport. Only a […]

Heritage

Top 10 Emirati Dishes You Need to Try

A rich blend of Middle Eastern and Asian cuisines – questions around the origin of Emirati cuisine are best answered here, Experience Emirati flavours and aromas. Our round-up of the top ten must-try local dishes. […]

Architecture

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is the central place of worship for citizens of the United Arab Emirates. This massive white structure is the largest mosque in the country, accommodating roughly 40,000 people. Inside you’ll find […]

Art & Culture

Manarat Al Saadiyat

About Manarat Al Saadiyat is the place and space for art, cultural activities and community events; where everyone can come together to share, consider, and create all types of creative artistic expression.    Set in the […]

Art & Culture

Art Galleries of Abu Dhabi

Step away from Dubai’s glitzy malls, and you’ll find that Abu Dhabi is proudly home to a thriving arts and culture scene. From the Louvre Abu Dhabi to the upcoming Guggenheim Museum of Saadiyat Island, […]

Art & Culture

The Cultural Foundation

1971: A new nation is born, and with it, a new vision for the future. A visionary who looked at a changing world through eyes that seemed to pierce the future, the late Sheikh Zayed […]

Art & Culture

Al Jahili Fort- A Symbol of Power

At the end of the 19th century, the Emirate of Abu Dhabi was ruled by Sheikh Zayed bin Khalifa, leader of the Bani Yas tribe and head of the Al Falah family. During summer, Abu […]

Archeology

Signs of Early Life

Excavations by archaeologists from the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) on the island of Marawah have revealed the earliest village yet discovered in the UAE. According to new radiocarbon […]

Art & Culture

Louvre Abu Dhabi Tour

The iconic Louvre Abu Dhabi is the first universal museum in the Arab World that translates the spirit of openness of cultures. As one of the premier cultural institutions located in the heart of the […]

Art & Culture

Traditional Pearl Journey

What an attractive heading, isn’t it? Actually, yes it’s true and not fake. Giving visitors a once-in-a-lifetime experience and greater understanding of the Arabian Gulf’s ancient pearling industry, the trips start at the Eastern Mangroves […]

Arts

The City that brings the Artist in you!

When Sir Thomas More first stumbled across the Greek word Utopia in 1516, little did he realize that civic perfection could ever be achieved. Well, I’ve lived in Abu Dhabi for 3 years now, and […]

Arts

‎‏Fountain of Light at The Louvre Abu Dhabi 

Consider this the closing crescendo. A glittering installation made of crystal chandeliers by contemporary Chinese artist Ai Weiwei references the historic tower of Babel, even as it addresses questions of diversity and existentialism in a […]

Heritage

Abu Dhabi Heritage Village

Rarely, you can find a place & a community who’s bonded to his heritage and so proud of it like the Emarati’s community. The village shows a glimpse of the beautiful ancient past. If you […]

Heritage

Qasr Al Muwaiji, Al Ain

Qasr al Muwaiji is an impressive structure that has watched over the oasis for around 100 years. It was built in the early years of the 20th century in the time of Sheikh Zayed bin […]