Abu Dhabi’s goal to become a major cultural hub shows no sign of slowing down… and that’s good news for all you culture vultures out there.
It’s culture a-go-go in the capital with even more cultural attractions in the pipeline.
The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has been meeting with Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, deputy prime minister and minister of the interior, to give a lowdown on the achievements and future plans according to the capital’s five-year Culture Sector Strategy.
The meeting included a site visit to the soon-to-open Zayed National Museum on Saadiyat Island.
The museum is being touted as the most high-profile project in the city’s cultural plan.
The Culture Sector Strategy has five strategic objectives:Ppreserve and sustain Abu Dhabi’s cultural heritage; Increase awareness of, and engagement with, cultural heritage and the arts; Stimulate creativity as a driver for education and social change; Build and enable capacity in Abu Dhabi’s culture sector; and contribute to economic growth and diversification.
Projects that are currently in progress include the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi on Saadiyat Island, and future Al Ain attractions like Bait Mohammed Bin Khalifa House, Jebel Hafit Desert Park, Murabba’a Fort and Al Ain Museum.