Celebrate the 48th National Day of the UAE by discovering local traditions and culture with your family. There are special performances, activities, workshops and tours to immerse you in the rich heritage of this nation.

Buy one get one Free museum entry* 
From 29 Nov to 3 Dec
UAE resident offer available at the museum ticketing desk ONLY

Sadu Pop-up Performances
29 Nov – 2 Dec | 2pm – 5pm

A contemporary pop-up performance piece inspired by the traditional art of Bedouin Sadu weaving created by Al Ghadeer UAE Crafts x Loreta Bilinskaite-Monie.
Meet local artists who keep alive this cherished Emirati craft of weaving wool.

History of the Emirates Screening
2 Dec | 12pm – 5pm | Auditorium

Witness an incredible voyage of discovery retracing the ancient history of the United Arab Emirates. An entertaining documentary by Image Nation Abu Dhabi in 5 episodes exploring some of the region’s most historic sites, revealing the latest archaeological discoveries, and uncovering the innovations that allowed the country’s forefathers to thrive on the land.

Film screening in Arabic only - no subtitles.


Drop-In Family Workshop
29 – 30 Nov | 2pm, 3pm, 4pm | Duration: 45 minutes

Join the Sadu Weaving workshop under the dome and learn more about traditional craft techniques.

Mini Interactive Tours
29 – 30 Nov | 2:30pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm | Duration: 30 minutes

Take an interactive journey in our galleries and discover up close the valuable artworks from this region.

Activity Booklet
29 – 30 Nov | 2:30pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm | Duration: 30 minutes

Join a guide and use our specially-designed activity booklet to explore artworks from the UAE displayed in our galleries.

Storytelling
29 – 30 Nov | 3pm, 4pm, 5pm | Duration: 10 minutes

Listen in awe as the storyteller reveals tales about the wonders of the desert.

All activities are free with your museum admission ticket.

Terms and conditions

• The Buy One Get One Free offer is limited to UAE residents with Emirates ID
• Offer is valid only on tickets purchased at the museum Ticketing desk
• One offer per Emirates ID
• Cannot be combined with any other offers

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