FAQs

General Enquiry

What is the Cultural Foundation?

Located in the heart of Abu Dhabi, the Cultural Foundation, was built as the UAE’s and the region’s first dedicated cultural centre since it opened its doors to Abu Dhabi’s residents in 1981. For more information, visit our history page here.

What are the opening hours?

Sat – Thu 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

What can I do at Cultural Foundation?

Visit exhibitions, take part in creative art workshops and more. Find out more information on our contact page available here.

Is there a guide available at the Cultural Foundation? If yes, what are the charges?

Yes, a member of the visitor service team will be happy to help.

Is Internet access available for visitors?

Yes, complimentary wifi is provided across the Cultural Foundation.

Will there be access for individuals with disabilities?

Yes, please approach our visitor experience specialists at our ticketing points.

Is there a membership programme? How can I apply?

Dependent on the programme selected. Please visit our ticketing page to find out more.

Are there praying facilities at the site?

Yes, you can visit the Musallah near the restraunts

What is the recommended visiting age range?

The Cultural Foundation is an enjoyable experience for all family members.

How long should I plan for my visit to the Cultural Foundation?

Dependent on the programme that you choose to participate in, but could be between 1 to 2 hours.

Are there restaurants nearby?

Yes, there are restaurants inside the Cultural Foundation

Ticketing

What does a ticket cost?

Tickets are complimentary to enter, excluding programmes. Please visit our Plan Your Visit page to find out more.

How can I buy tickets?

Tickets are complimentary to enter, excluding programmes. Please visit our Plan Your Visit page to find out more.

Is there a discounted ticket for students?

Tickets are complimentary to enter, excluding programmes. Please visit our Plan Your Visit page to find out more.

Is there a discounted ticket for senior citizens / residents?

Tickets are complimentary to enter, excluding programmes. Please visit our Plan Your Visit page to find out more.

Is there a UAE resident discount?

Tickets are complimentary to enter, excluding programmes. Please visit our Plan Your Visit page to find out more.

Can we organise a group visit to Cultural Foundation?

Tickets are complimentary to enter, excluding programmes. Please visit our Plan Your Visit page to find out more.

Is there a group discount?

Tickets are complimentary to enter, excluding programmes. Please visit our Plan Your Visit page to find out more.

How do I book a school visit?

Tickets are complimentary to enter, excluding programmes. Please visit our Plan Your Visit page to find out more.

Is there a school group discount?

Tickets are complimentary to enter, excluding programmes. Please visit our Plan Your Visit page to find out more.

Getting There

Where is Cultural Foundation located?

Al Hosn palace is located in the center of Abu Dhabi between Al Naser street,Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Road and Sheikh Zayed Road. To get directions click here.

How can I get toCultural Foundation from Al Ain?

Please follow our map link here. Get Directions

How can I get to Cultural Foundation from Dubai?

Please follow our map link here. Get Directions

How can I get to Cultural Foundation from Abu Dhabi International Airport?

Please follow our map link here. Get Directions

I will be coming straight from the airport. Are there lockers or some way to store my bag while I visit Cultural Foundation?

Unfortunately not, all personal belongings should be carried by the individual person at all times.

Where can I park my car?

There is a parking available across the street as well as underground parking.

Where is the taxi pick-up / drop-off point?

The visitor services team will assist you in ordering a taxi for pick up and drop off at the entrance of the Cultural Foundation.

Contact

Is there contact information for Cultural Foundation?

Please visit our contact page for more information. Contact