The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi is on track for 2025 completion.

Set to be part of the growing community of cultural institutions in the UAE capital and the latest museum to join Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation’s international portfolio, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi will be dedicated to global modern and contemporary art and programming.

Presenting a global collection with a specific focus on West Asia, North Africa, and South Asia (WANASA), Guggenheim Abu Dhabi aims to foster a deeper understanding of how different art perspectives have shaped the interconnected histories and cultures of our time.

With both Emirati and regional experts playing a key role in the development of the museum’s collection and programmes, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi will provide a first-of-its-kind platform for artists from the UAE and the Gulf, the WANASA region and around the world to create commissioned works and engage with global audiences.

Located in the heart of the Saadiyat Cultural District, the museum will also be an architectural landmark inspired by the vernacular architecture of the UAE and the region.

Other upcoming cultural institutions joining the Saadiyat Cultural District include Zayed National Museum dedicated to celebrating the life and achievements of the Founding Father of the UAE, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and the Abrahamic Family House, a multi-faith place of worship.