Zayed National Museum

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Zayed National Museum
متحف زايد الوطني
Established 2016 (2016)
Location Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Coordinates 24°32′4.43″N 54°25′7.69″E / 24.5345639°N 54.4188028°E / 24.5345639; 54.4188028
Type National museum
Architect Foster + Partners

Zayed National Museum (Arabic: متحف زايد الوطني) is a planned museum, to be located in Abu Dhabi, UAE. It will be built on Saadiyat Island. The museum will be the centrepiece of the Saadiyat Island Cultural District and will showcase the history, culture and, more recently, the social and economic transformation of the Emirates.[1]

The British Museum is helping to launch the museum.[2] The building is being designed by Foster + Partners.[3] It is planned to be the first museum on Saadiyat Island.[4]

The museum was projected for completion in 2016; however, as of July 2016, the construction is just beginning.[5]


  1. ^ Zayed National Museum, e-architect, UK.
  2. ^ "British Museum to help launch Zayed National Museum in Abu Dhabi". eTurboNews. July 25, 2009. Retrieved October 24, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Zayed National Museum". Projects. Foster + Partners. 2007. Retrieved October 24, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Zayed National Museum set to be first completed museum on Saadiyat Island". World Architecture News. 25 November 2010. Retrieved October 24, 2011. 
  5. ^ "TDIC floats Zayed National Museum tender". ITP Business Publishing Ltd. Mar 4, 2013. Retrieved 22 July 2014. 

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