Saadiyat Cultural District Set to Open in 2025 with Global Influencers Leading the Way

Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Cultural District is creating waves globally with its recent campaign, featuring over 70 world influencers. The campaign aims to celebrate the transformative power of culture. Leading the charge is none other than Oprah Winfrey.

The campaign video, “Be Moved in a Thousand Ways,” is truly amazing. It shows how culture can bring people together, featuring heartfelt messages from famous influencers around the world, such as Idris Elba OBE,, Lang Lang, and Maria Sharapova.

The campaign announced that the Saadiyat Cultural District is on track for completion by the end of 2025. This hub will soon host the highest concentration of cultural institutions in the world.

Current Status of the Project

The Saadiyat Cultural District is rapidly taking shape on the western side of Saadiyat Island, near Abu Dhabi’s city center. Despite ongoing construction, the district is already gaining global admiration.

The recent announcement by the Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi (DCT) confirms that the district will be completed in 2025 and that all major cultural institutions will be operational by then.

Some of these institutions include:

Zayed National Museum

The Zayed National Museum will serve as the national museum of the United Arab Emirates. It will feature a collection of art and artefacts from ancient and contemporary cultures of the UAE and the region.

The museum honors the legacy of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the UAE’s founding father, showing his belief in the role of knowledge and culture in building a nation.

Natural History Museum Abu Dhabi

The Natural History Museum Abu Dhabi is dedicated to enhancing knowledge of the history of the natural world. It aims to increase interest in the planet’s extraordinary evolution. The museum and its research institute will focus on providing immersive experiences that highlight our natural history.

Guggenheim Abu Dhabi

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The Guggenheim Abu Dhabi will be a premier platform for contemporary art and culture, showing significant artistic achievements from the 1960s to the present.

It will offer an inclusive and expansive view of art history, showing a lot of local, regional, and international sources of inspiration. This institution aims to support a deeper understanding and appreciation of modern art.

teamLab Phenomena Abu Dhabi

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teamLab Phenomena Abu Dhabi promises an experience like no other, revealing the diversity of the natural world through innovative art installations. This 17,000-square-meter site will blend art and technology, reflecting the symbiotic relationship between art and the viewer.

Founded in Tokyo in 2001, teamLab is renowned for its innovative use of digital technology in art.

When completed, the Saadiyat Cultural District will be one of the world’s greatest concentrations of museums and cultural venues. It will serve as a global hub for arts, culture, and heritage, creating an unparalleled public sphere for open exchange and cultural diversity.

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