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Getting Here

421 is located in Zayed Port - Al Mina next to the Abu Dhabi Vegetable Market and Mina Center.

 

By car

From Abu Dhabi City: Follow the (E10) or Corniche Street towards Port Zayed (secondary entrance). Take 20th Street and at the 2nd roundabout turn left.

From Dubai (traveling on E11): take Saadiyat Island/Yas Island exit onto Sheikh Khalifa Highway (E12), continue onto Sheikh Khalifa Highway following the signs for Port Zayed (secondary gate). Take 20th Street and at the 2nd roundabout turn left.

 

By bus

Al Suhiliyah St/Al Mina Center is a four minute walk to 421.

 

Bus 56

From Sultan bin Zayed St/ Abu Dhabi Bus Station arrives directly to Al Mina Center.

 

Bus 54

From Sultan bin Zayed St/ Abu Dhabi Bus Station arrives at Al Luluah St/Police Station and is a five minute walk to 421.

 

Bus 102

From Sultan bin Zayed St/ Abu Dhabi Bus Station, transfer #Bus 9 Hamdan St/ Hazaa Bin Zayed Mosque, which arrives directly to Al Mina Center.

 

Bus 9

From Al Falah St/Sultan bin Zayed St arrives directly to Al Mina Center.

 

For more information on the bus schedule or how to plan your route, please download the Darbi or Abu Dhabi Links applications on Google Play or Apple Store. For further directions, use google maps.

 

 

By taxi

Careem

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Uber

https://www.uber.com/ae/en/

 

Abu Dhabi taxi

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Google maps

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Opening Times

Tuesday to Sunday

10am-8pm

Monday

Closed

 

All our exhibitions and events are free and open to the public. For more information about our workshops, talks, and special events, please visit the what’s on page.

 

Parking

Visitors can park their cars in the designated parking spaces available at 421. Parking for People of Determination is available. Parking is free.

 

Drop-off

There is a designated drop-off and pick-up area located outside 421.

 

Pets

Our spaces are pet-friendly and we welcome furry creatures of all kinds.

 

Auro cafe

Auro speciality coffee shop is open to visitors from 9:00 am to 12:00 am daily. Customers can access the cafe from the back entrance at 421 even after the gallery spaces have closed.

 

FAQ'S

What is 421?

421 is an independent, anti-disciplinary platform dedicated to emerging artists and creative practitioners in the UAE and across the region. A site for research, learning and experimentation, 421 provides a nurturing environment for emergent creative practices and those who want to harness the arts as an agent for social inquiry and transformation. 421 encourages practitioners to explore the potential of public spaces as a means for progress and community engagement through a wide-ranging programmatic model that facilitates artistic exchange and critical dialogue. 

 

Previously known as Warehouse421, 421 was established in 2015 inside a renovated warehouse that was repurposed as an exhibition and community space featuring galleries, studios, courtyards, co-working spaces, a library and cafe, and a public, outdoor plaza that serves as a multipurpose venue for film screenings, symposia, performances, art installations, and other special programs. The 421 campus is also home to several permanent art installations commissioned for major exhibitions that were previously presented inside the 421 galleries. 

Where is 421 located?

Located in Abu Dhabi’s Mina Zayed, 421 presents a year-round program of exhibitions, talks, workshops, special events and educational initiatives that offer accessible learning opportunities to the wider community and the general public. Many of the 421 programs are organized in collaboration with local, regional, and international partners, engaging children, students, educators, and creative professionals in a participatory approach to artistic and creative practice. These programs are designed to develop artistic and creative skills, supporting the growth of the UAE’s creative ecosystem. 

Where can I learn more about the upcoming programs taking place at 421?

We are regularly updating our website and social media to keep you informed about our current and upcoming programs. To learn more, visit the what’s on page of our website here

Are events free to attend?

All 421 exhibitions are free to attend and open to the public. Most of our talks, workshops, courses, and special events are free of charge too; however, some workshops are offered at an affordable price depending on the activity. For more information, visit our what’s on page here.

Is pre-registration required to attend events?

Yes, we do require pre-registration to attend our programs. For more information, visit our what’s on page here.

Is there a student discount available for events and workshops?

Yes! Please fill out this form to upload your student ID, and we will contact you to share the discount code: https://forms.gle/pYmuHoyFz8tFM4zy8

Can I propose a workshop at 421?

Yes, anyone can submit a proposal to offer a creative workshop in our spaces by applying here: https://forms.gle/tvQpSBVdU5cb7FWf6 

If you would like to learn more about how to design an effective workshop, check this out this handout!

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