Abu Dhabi cultural sites resume cultural activities

Resuming in-person workshops and classes from November

Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi cultural sites resume cultural activities (Image: David Rodrigo on Unsplash)

Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT) Abu Dhabi-run cultural sites and community centers throughout the Emirate, including Manarat Al Saadiyat, Cultural Foundation, Bait Al Oud, Berklee Abu Dhabi, and Al Qattara Arts Center, will be resuming in-person creative classes and workshops from 8 November 2020.

According to DCT, attendees can be assured that all sessions will be run according to the highest standard of hygiene and safety, in accordance with the Government of Abu Dhabi – mandated guidelines and protocols. These include two meters of minimum social distance between all staff & visitors, strictest sterilization processes, mandatory masks and gloves, and sterilizers & thermal detection devices at all entrances.

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