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The Year of the Zayed—Abu Dhabi Festival 2018

Manarat Al Saadiyat, the expansive art and cultural center which illuminates creativity in Abu Dhabi, hosts the 15th Abu Dhabi Festival from 2 February through 17 March. This event honors the 100th anniversary of the birth of Sheikh Zayed Bin…

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Building on a Desert—Masdar City

A desert doesn’t seem the most likely place to build a city, much less an environmentally-sustainable one. However, that’s just what the government of Abu Dhabi had in mind in 2006 when they envisioned a solar- and wind-powered, minimal footprint,…

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Museum Highlight: The Louvre Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is home to nearly 200 islands, and archipelagos (both natural and manmade) dot the shoreline of Saadiyat Island. Shining among these is one of the grandest museums ever designed, with its impressive dome swathed in over 7,500 stars,…

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Art & Architecture: The Faces Behind de Facades

Island of Saadiyat The project known as the “Cultural District of Saadiyat Island” is a lofty plan to bring a jewel of art and heritage in this oil-rich, desert country. Designed to create in Abu Dhabi a mecca of art…

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