An Architectural Tradition in the UAE and Around the World. The exhibition provides visitors with an overview of Abu Dhabi’s earthen heritage, and a basic understanding of the origins of earthen building within the Emirati culture, in relation to the global manifestation of this architectural tradition in other parts of the world.
This series concludes with a visit to some earthen heritage sites that DCT recently conserved, using a variety of techniques
Learn about the traditional beekeeping craft, and how beekeepers sustained it with their skills, expertise, and inherited knowledge.
Al Ain Oasis is the largest oasis in Al Ain, and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2011.
In this video, we introduce the properties of earth as building material and some of the major threats that these constructions face
First in a series that talks about the capabilities and benefits of earthen architecture for our planet and its inhabitants.
Birmingham’s world-class orchestra played as part of Abu Dhbai Classics in the enchanting and iconic Al Jahili fort in Al Ain.
Oud legend Naseer Shamma and Bait Al Oud musicians perform music composed by Mozart and inspired by him on Arabic instruments.
Oud legend Naseer Shamma with the musicians from Bait Al Oud take their audience on a musical journey to Spain and Latin America.
An instrumental concert programme with Naseer Shamma and Bait Al Oud teachers celebrating the history of Classical Arabic Music.
For its 5th instalment, the Visits from Bait Al Oud concert series celebrates the rich tradition of Classical Arabic Singing
Emirati Singer Ahmed Al Hosani performs with Bait Al Oud Musicians and Faisal Al Saari offers a performance of “To Zayed Salam”
The second National Day Concert from Sounds of UAE with Najma Al Koor, Tariq Al Menhali and Faisal Al Jasim
A Celebration of the Holy Month of Ramadan under the artistic supervision of Bait Al Oud Vocal Teacher Dr. Fathulla Ahmed.
Bait Al Oud Abu Dhabi’s Qanun teacher, Bassam Abdel Satar, gathers his graduates & friends to perform a virtual concert.
Oud legend Naseer Shamma performed an online concert from Bait Al Oud Abu Dhabi, instilling hope in times of uncertainty.
The Rulers’ Palace and Birthplace of HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan which was and still a meeting place for the community.
Al Qattara Arts Centre celebrates World Day for Audiovisual Heritage through a series of interviews with heritage and audiovisual experts.
The Rulers’ Palace and Birthplace of HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan which was and still a meeting place for the community members and the visitors of the city since the fortieths of 20th century.
Enjoy a unique display of talent in our first drive-in concert at Berklee Abu Dhabi - the first of many live performances as part of our “When Is Now?” series. With an incredible line up of artists!
A discussion among artists who have shaped the regional artistic scene and who have contributed to artistic institutions in the United Arab Emirates and beyond.
A space in which to discover and create, bringing together the curious and the experienced. Take a 360° tour.
Explore Manarat Al Saadiyat on the 360° tour.
At Jebel Hafit in Al Ain are tombs that reveal trade links with the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Persia and the Indus Valley.
Abu Dhabi’s Modern Architectural & Urban Heritage
Museums: Places of Civic Engagement, Inspiration and Rebuilding in a Pandemic Age
Discover fun books to read at the e-Library.
Okwui Enwezor and David Adjaye in conversation at Abu Dhabi Art
Bait Al Oud teacher Bassam Abdel Satar gathered his qanun graduates together for an online concert, showcasing Arabic musical traditions, as well as innovation and creativity.
Naseer Shamma and teachers from Bait Al Oud perform a programme of classical Arabic music.
Traditional games represent a shared heritage that entices core values needed to build qualities and inspire collectiveness.
Qasr Al Hosn has more than one story to tell, it is a place of many layers and secrets awaiting to be discovered.
By weaving sheep wool, goat hair or camel fur, Emirati artisans create distinctive designs rich in geometrical patterns that often reflect social identity and the surrounding environment.
The walk-through virtual tour of the Furusiyya exhibition allows you to get even closer to the artworks than you can in real life.
Explore the Cultural Foundation exhibition ‘The Red Palace’ by artist Sultan bin Fahad, in 360° view.
Talli is a traditional form of decorative embroidery practised by Emirati women using cotton or silk threads on a loom called a ‘Kajooja’.
Artefacts discovered in the early Islamic town reveal evidence of trade to lands as far away as China.
A special Culture Summit Abu Dhabi recorded session: ‘Alone Together: Culture and Resilience’.
Explore the Cultural Foundation group exhibition ‘Common Ground’, in 360° view.
Peter Magee, Zayed National Museum Director, Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi, in conversation with Eisa Yousif, Director of Excavations & Sites, Sharjah Archaeology Authority.
The Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra performs with Christoph Eschenbach, Faisal Al Saari and Gautier Capuçon. This historic concert in Abu Dhabi in 2016 featured two world premieres: the oud concerto 'Zayed’s Dream' and the cello and orchestral fantasy composition 'Once Upon a Time'.
Marine artisans weave traditional fish nets, using simple tools and nylon threads to create nets of various sizes.
Qasr Al Muwaiji, fort of the Al Nahyan and birthplace of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE.
Discover the significance of Qasr Al Hosn in Abu Dhabi’s development through this archival clip of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, first President of the UAE and former Ruler of Abu Dhabi.
Khoos is a traditional Emirati craft in which dry palm fronds are woven to create household products such as placemats and baskets.