Four Abu Dhabi cultural centres to reopen soon

Manarat Al Saadiyat, Berklee Abu Dhabi, Bait Al Oud and Al Qattara Arts Centre will welcome visitors from November 8

Several cultural centres will reopen in Abu Dhabi from November 8, the Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi has announced.

Following a hiatus forced by the pandemic, visitors will once more be able to visit the following venues: Manarat Al Saadiyat, Berklee Abu Dhabi and Bait Al Oud, as well as Al Ain's Al Qattara Arts Centre. The reopening of these sites also means that workshops and courses will be back.

Manarat Al Saadiyat will return to offering onsite sessions in illustration, collage, ceramics, painting and drawing, while Berklee Abu Dhabi will resume its in-person private music classes, as well as other courses.

Bait Al Oud, which has been offering one-to-one private lessons since July, will resume onsite registration examinations and concert rehearsals. Al Qattara Arts Centre will also resume music classes in piano and oud, as well as art workshops including drawing and painting, decoupage, calligraphy and mosaic.

This is the latest reopening of venues, which began in June, with Louvre Abu Dhabi, Cultural Foundation and a number of institutions and galleries across the country.

Similarly, the Cultural Foundation will be back to offer workshops in painting, drawing, and calligraphy.

Strict measures will be carried out across all the locations to ensure visitor safety, and all arrivals will be reminded to wear face masks and observe social distancing. No sharing of materials or instruments will be allowed. DCT Abu Dhabi also stated that all employees, partners, and teachers at sites will undergo regular Covid-19 testing.

All visitors are required to book for the workshops or classes they're interested in.