Saadiyat Island is rapidly transforming into a world-class destination for leisure, living, business, and culture. The end goal is to house the world’s largest concentration of premier cultural asset. These are slated to include the the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, the Louvre Abu Dhabi, and the Zayed National Museum—all designed by winners of the Pritzker Architecture Prize.
Manarat Al Saadiyat
Manarat Al Saadiyat (which translates roughly to, “A Place of Enlightenment”) is the island’s visitor center, built to encapsulate the overall vision for the island. It houses two public galleries: a permanent display narrating the history of and vision for the island (the Saadiyat Story), and a gallery for exhibitions and educational events (the Arts Abu Dhabi Gallery).
The UAE Pavillion
Originally situated in Shanghai for the World Expo 2010, the UAE Pavilion was transported piece-by-piece to its new home on Saadiyat Island. The structure was designed by London’s Foster + Partners and houses many of the country’s most important cultural functions.
Saadiyat Beach Golf Club
Finally, visiting golfers are in for a stellar experience at the region’s first ocean course, designed by the legendary Gary Player.