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. Fr. 02.11 Manga drawing: “Transfer a script into a drawing” with Maryam Al Atouly
  2. Sat. 03.11 Japanese printing : “Print Manga characters on a tote bag” with Salama Nasib
  3. Fr. 16.11 Japanese printing : “Printing and collage” with Matthew McGrady
  4. Sat. 17.11 Manga drawing : “Make your own Manga t-shirt” with Asami Art


  1. Fr. 07.12 Manga drawing : “Create your Chibi Style character” with Asami Art
  2. Sat. 08.12 Japanese printing : “Manga Monsters Printing” with Elena Smyrniotis
  3. Fr. 21.12 Japanese printing : “Let’s print a collective Manga story” with Salama Nasib
  4. Sat. 22.12 Manga drawing : “Self-portrait: turn yourself into a Manga” with Aysha Al Hashime


  1. Fr. 04.01 Japanese printing : “Customize a t-shirt with Japanese texts” with Matthew McGrady
  2. Sat. 05.01 Manga drawing : “Let’s make a story book” with Asami Art

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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