Abu Dhabi attractions and venues temporarily closed

Places affected include the Louvre, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, cinemas and public parks

Abu Dhabi attractions and venues temporarily closed

In light of recent global events, a number of bars, clubs and attractions in Abu Dhabi have been asked to close temporarily.

The closures are effective immediately until further notice. 

Below is a list of venues that are affected. Check back as we continue to update the list.

A statment from the Department of Culture & Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) said: "In line with precautionary measures to ensure the health and safety of visitors, DCT Abu Dhabi decided to close cultural sites in the emirate temporarily until March 31. The safety and wellbeing of our visitors and staff is of paramount importance to us."

A tweet from the Abu Dhabi Government Media Office said "advisory notices will be updated regularly by visitor destinations across the emirate" and that people should check with each place directly.

Supermarkets will remain open but a minimum safe distance of 1.5 metres is advised and markers will be placed on the floor to assist customers. 

You can find a list of postponed events here.


Al Ain Oasis

Al Ain Palace Museum

Al Ain Zoo

Al Jahlili Fort

Al Wathba Wetland Reserve

All public and private beaches

All cinemas

All gyms

All restaurants except for deliveries

All sports halls

All public and private pools

CLYMB Abu Dhabi

Cultural Foundation

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

Jubail Mangrove Park

Louvre Abu Dhabi

Manarat Al Saadiyat

PUNCH Boxing Club

Qasr Al Hosn

Qasr Al Muwaiji

Sheikh Zayed Mosque (closed to visitors)

Warehouse 421

Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi

Yas Waterworld

Zayed Sports City


Annex, The Abu Dhabi EDITION

JW Steakhouse. Marriot Hotel Downtown Abu Dhabi

MAD on Yas Island

McGettigans, Al Raha Beach Hotel & Resort

Velocity, Marriott Hotel Downtown Abu Dhabi

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