Manar Abu Dhabi Tickets price, timing and Online Booking
Manar Abu Dhabi, organized as part of the Public Art Abu Dhabi initiative by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, showcases a transformative art experience under the theme “Grounding Light.” Curated by Reem Fadda and Alia Zaal Lootah, the event features over 35 site-specific artworks, including light projections, sculptures, installations, and performances by a diverse array of international and local artists. The exhibition, held in various key locations across Abu Dhabi, invites audiences to explore the emirate’s natural beauty in a new light. With boat trips departing from the Eastern Mangroves dock between 5:30 pm and 11:30 pm, attendees can engage with the sculptures representing the artists’ collective roots. Beyond this event, Public Art Abu Dhabi has ongoing commitments, including the launch of the Public Art Abu Dhabi Biennial in November 2024 and continuous artist commissions, reinforcing the city’s dedication to enhancing its cultural spaces.
|Manar Abu Dhabi
|5:30 pm to 11:30 pm
|Public Art Abu Dhabi
|Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi)
|Reem Fadda, Alia Zaal Lootah
|Abu Dhabi (Lulu, Saadiyat, Jubail, Al Samaliyah, Fahid islands, Corniche Road, Eastern mangroves)
|Light projections, sculptures, installations, performances
|Number of Artworks
|Ahmed Al Areef Al Dhaheri, Alaa Edris, Asma Belhamar, Ayesha Hadhir, Ayman Zedani, Carsten Holler, Groupe F, Jim Denevan, Jumairy, Latifa Saeed, Rain Wu, Luciana Abait, Mohammed Kazem, Nadia Kaabi-Linke, Nujoom Alghanem, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Samia Halaby, Shaikha Al ketbi, Shezad Dawood, Shilpa Gupta, Rawdha Al Ketbi, teamLab, and more from Argentina, Belgium, France, Japan, India, Mexico, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Tunisia, the UAE, UK, and USA.
|Public Art Abu Dhabi Biennial (launching in November 2024)
|Ongoing artist commissions
|Public Art Abu Dhabi’s ongoing commitment to commissioning public art for the emirate
Ticket price for Manar Abu Dhabi starts from Dhs10 onwards, Purchase tickets from the official website. Check out more details.
|Kids (up to age 10)
|Children under two
Visit the official website to purchase your tickets.
How to purchase ticket online steps
- Visit the official booking website.
- Select your preferred date and time.
- Choose the type and quantity of tickets (Adult, Kids, or Free for children under two).
- Provide necessary information.
- Make the payment.
- Receive your e-ticket confirmation via email or mobile.
- Present your e-ticket at the designated dock during the chosen time slot for the boat trip.
Enjoy the immersive art experience at Manar Abu Dhabi!
Attraction and Events
|Experience mesmerizing light projections across Abu Dhabi’s coastal areas, showcasing the transformative power of light.
|Explore over 35 site-specific sculptures representing the collective roots of local and international artists, set against the backdrop of Abu Dhabi’s natural beauty.
|Engage with diverse installations that celebrate the emirate’s cultural legacy, offering a multi-sensory experience for residents and visitors alike.
|Enjoy live performances integrated into the immersive art exhibition, adding dynamic elements to the overall creative atmosphere.
|Take a unique boat trip from the Eastern Mangroves dock to view the sculptures, providing an exclusive and scenic way to interact with the showcased artworks.
|Discover the art spread across key locations like Lulu, Saadiyat, Jubail, Al Samaliyah, Fahid islands, Corniche Road, and the Eastern mangroves, transforming these areas with creative brilliance.
|Manar Abu Dhabi serves as a cultural celebration, inviting audiences to see Abu Dhabi’s coastal areas in a new light, emphasizing the city’s commitment to enhancing public spaces through art.
What is Manar Abu Dhabi?
Manar Abu Dhabi is an art exhibition under the Public Art Abu Dhabi initiative, showcasing over 35 site-specific artworks, including light projections, sculptures, installations, and performances by local and international artists.
When is Manar Abu Dhabi taking place?
The event started in March 2023, with boat trips to view sculptures operating between 5:30 pm and 11:30 pm.
Where is Manar Abu Dhabi located?
The artworks are displayed across various key locations in Abu Dhabi, including Lulu, Saadiyat, Jubail, Al Samaliyah, Fahid islands, Corniche Road, and the Eastern mangroves.