Abu Dhabi

Brings together artists of various disciplines and culture for exhibitions around Abu Dhabi.

The Art Hub has exhibition space and rentable studios in Mussafah, focussing on emerging and established visual artists from around the world via workshops, exhibitions, and its artist residency programmes. Art Hub also runs an annual residency programme at its Liwa site.

Members from more than 15 countries socialise and promote an artistic lifestyle in Abu Dhabi.

The Abu Dhabi Big Band offers local jazz players the opportunity to perform as a group. Currently includes over 20 multinational musicians.

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Monthly book club meet-up, usually at an Abu Dhabi café.

Operates as a four-part harmony choir that celebrates the Broadway musical. ADCG is comprised of men and women from all over the world.

ADDS has been running for over 40 years and is a highly respected sub-section of The Club; it does three to four productions each year on the well-equipped stage of The Club’s Main Hall.

The official umbrella organization representing all UAE photography associations; English-language meetings every second Monday of the month at the National Theatre.

Two studios, one in Abu Dhabi and one in Khalifa City, teaching the RAD ballet syllabus as well as jazz dance and hip hop.

On the Marina Breakwater. Dated. Used sparingly for performances and other events.

Exhibition and events centre with flexible spaces for larger concerts etc.

Lessons taught include piano, guitar, drums and bass. AKM also sells, rents and repairs instruments.

Musical instruments and related services including equipment rental. Branches in Muroor Road and Electra Street.

Run by music teacher and singer Stephanie Sell.

Concentrates on teaching piano, violin, voice, classical guitar, electric guitar, flute, saxophone, and keyboard to beginners and intermediates.

Provides a space for people of all ages abilities to create and learn via different types of workshops and classes in various mediums.

Open mic event at the ArtHouse cafŽ in Abu Dhabi that aims to create a community of spoken word and art in the capital.

American Women’s Network monthly book club meet-up.

Non-profit community theatre company dedicated to staging plays tailored for the Emirati market.Ê

Dance and physical activities suitable for newborns to 9+years, including yoga, zumba, jazz dance, ballet, creative movement, Kindermusik, and more.

Nine-member ensemble performing in a variety of styles from European music, madrigals and part songs, and modern music.

Chamber Music Abu Dhabi puts on concerts and also brings string quartets for week-long residencies to allow audiences and students to interact with the musicians.

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Drama Scene has been in operation since 2008 and is the only skill-based performing arts school in the UAE offering classes to children aged 3 to 18 years. It is now the largest provider of LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) examinations in the region, offering children aged 5 years and up accredited certification across performance disciplines such as Acting
and Musical Theatre.

Flexible Yas Island venue with good A/V equipment, able to large events, indoor and outdoors, all year round.

Academic certificate and exam programs in piano, violin, cello, guitar and music theory. Creative group programs include
children’s choir, orchestra, strings ensemble, guitar, band and theory of music.

Elite also offers choreography and drama courses.

Formal space that hosts a variety of shows, from local to international artists and performers.

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Aimed at developing UAE photography, encouraging and attracting talented artists, and supporting professional photographers, this respected annual competition features specialised workshops, exchange meetings and seminars, and solo and group exhibitions both here and abroad.

Semi-formal organisation dedicated to the growth and opportunities of the Arabic writers who make up its members.

The first Abu Dhabi studio dedicated to dance. Courses (from ages 2.5 to adult) include ballet, tap, jazz, modern dance, street dance, tango, Paso doble, ceroc, flamenco, salsa, bachata, and mambo – plus vertical flex, Latin aerobics, modeling, drama and voice.


Non-commercial independent community for musicians and music lovers.

Individual lessons and group classes from professionally trained instructors on piano, strings, winds, and percussion for all ages; also painting and ballet classes. Home of  the Abu Dhabi International Youth Band and the Abu Dhabi International Youth Choir.

An annual a cappella concert showcasing groups that sing without accompaniment. Auditions are required to participate.

Drama Classes at Sas Al Nakhl and Khalidiya Village Residence

Practical courses (piano, violin, guitar, singing) plus studio to rent.

Matt McCobb, an established and practicing artist, offers a range of painting classes in different venues around Abu Dhabi.

A wide range of styles and instruments for ages 5 and above including piano, strings, woodwinds, brass,
voice, percussion, and music theory — ABRSM, TRINITY and ROCKSCHOOL exams available. Lessons can be private or in a
group, at the school or in your home.

Aims to provide the best quality tuition in music for children and adults via fun music learning opportunities for all ages and all levels. Individual and group lessons include piano, cello, violin, flute and guitar; Music Hub also offers theory and composition to a comprehensive internationally recognised curriculum.

Music lessons are available from this retailer.

Dated but large and well-equipped Ð main auditorium seats 2,250, lecture and conference hall can accommodate up to 150 people, multi-purpose hall and annex exhibition halls can be used for exhibitions.

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A group of artists practicing in the UAE stage an annual exhibition in Abu Dhabi and other visual projects throughout the Emirates.

Modern, well equipped multi-purpose complex on Saadiyat including a 700-seat main theatre, two smaller performance spaces and a private screening room.

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Innovative company originally devoted to resuscitating classical plays for modern audiences and now providing a multicultural take on standards and new works.

Music lessons for all ages on instruments (Piano, Guitar, Ukulele, Drums, Trumpet, Saxophone, Flute, Violin) as well as vocal coaching, singing and songwriting.

Abu Dhabi’s first, largest and most successful poetry open mic night.

Singing lessons for all ages.

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Develops, manages and promotes over 3, 000 performances annually throughout the UAE.

Music lessons for all ages plus monthly concerts and runs Glee Club.

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Lessions on piano, guitar, drums,keyboards, violin and singing to ABRSM, Trinity or  independent programmes; styles taught include rock, pop, blues, jazz and heavy metal. TMMI also sells instruments and books and has a recording studio available for hire. Australian owned and operated.

NSOÊcomprises the NSO Symphony Orchestra, the NSO Chamber Orchestra, the NSO Symphonic Pops Orchestra, the NSO Opera & Chorus and the NSO Music Agency. They present concerts throughout the year for the general public and for private events.

Community park that includes an amphitheatre for performance.

Music production, band management and music photography.

A variety of instruments including recorders, pianos, guitars and drums are available.

Phone: 02 667 923