The Natural History Museum Abu Dhabi is now 65% done

Located in the Saadiyat Cultural District, the Natural History Museum Abu Dhabi is both unique to and the largest in the region

The most anticipated and largest museum of its kind in the region is now 65% complete!

According to an announcement by The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) and Miral, Abu Dhabi’s leading creator of immersive destinations and experiences, the Natural History Museum Abu Dhabi is just a little away from completion.

The UAE-based construction group ALEC was appointed as the main contractor earlier in 2022.

Located in Saadiyat Cultural District, the Natural History Museum Abu Dhabi is a 14-billion-year journey through time and space. Visitors can travel from the earliest origins of our universe to a thought-provoking perspective into our Earth’s future.

With a 2025 wrap scheduled, the museum will also serve as a scientific research and teaching institution. Focused on the evolution of the planet, it will be a great educational resource to ignite a life-long passion for the natural world in visitors of all ages.

In addition to the cultural contribution, The Natural History Museum Abu Dhabi will offer employment opportunities in the emirate and on the wider national and regional levels. Curators are set to be appointed to cover the full spectrum of natural sciences, with the emirate hoping to attract and nurture young talent as well.

Mohamed Abdalla Al Zaabi, CEO of Miral, said, “Through our partnership with DCT Abu Dhabi, we have been able to make strong progress on the development of this iconic cultural landmark. The Natural History Museum Abu Dhabi will provide visitors with an enriching cultural experience to help position Saadiyat as the destination of choice and Abu Dhabi as a centre for culture, arts, and creativity. It also supports achieving Saadiyat Vision 2025, which aims to grow domestic, regional, and global visitor numbers, supporting the development of Abu Dhabi’s tourism ecosystem.”

The museum will add to the diverse cultural institutions and museums located in the Saadiyat Cultural District, including the renowned Louvre Abu Dhabi, the Abrahamic Family House and more.

The district will soon welcome the Zayed National Museum, the national museum of the UAE; Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, focussing on global Modern and Contemporary art. Watch this space for more updates!


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Image source Miral Group and DCT Abu Dhabi

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