To accompany its exhibition ‘Japanese Connections: The Birth of Modern Décor’, Louvre Abu Dhabi launches its first-ever space for teenagers and young adults, the Manga Lab. This creative, social zone is dedicated to Japanese culture and the popular art of Manga.

The Manga Lab offers a variety of entertaining and educational experiences, including:

  • Expression Wall
  • Retro arcade games
  • Chillout and reading area inspired by Manga cafés
  • Virtual reality pods bring Louvre Abu Dhabi’s collection of traditional Japanese prints to life
  • Free master classes

Admission is included with your museum general admission ticket.
Louvre Abu Dhabi Art Club Members visit for free.
From 8 years old only.

Free master classes

4pm – 7pm


  1. Friday 15.02 Manga drawing “Make your own Manga t-shirt” with Asami Art
  2. Thursday 21.02 “MANGA MEET ! “Draw with Asami Art & more manga artists, Special Event for Manga Fans from 5 to 7 pm
  3. Friday 22.02 Japanese printing “Customize a tote bag with Japanese texts” with Matthew McGrady


  1. Friday 08.03 Japanese printing “Print Japanese patterns on a tote bag“ with Salama Nasib
  2. Friday 22.03 Japanese printing “Japanese landscape printing“ with Salama Nasib


  1. Friday 05.04 Manga drawing “Create your own Manga character” with Asami Art
  2. Friday 12.04 Japanese printing “Printing & Collage” with Matthew McGrady

Free access with your museum ticket.

Opening hours

  1. Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday: 10am – 8pm
  2. Thursday and Friday: 10am – 10pm
  3. Closed on Mondays.
  4. Last entry and purchase is 30 minutes prior to closing.


  1. © Asmaa Al Remeithi - asamiart
  2. © Ayesha Al Hashime - a2_art
  3. © Aysha Al Ketbi - 3aishaart
  4. © Artfinity / Maryam Al Atouly
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