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





Abu Dhabi taxi


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Opening Hours 

Tuesday to Sunday






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



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



We are pet-friendly and welcome furry creatures of all kinds, except inside the exhibition galleries. 


Auro cafe

Auro speciality coffee shop is open to visitors from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm daily. Customers can access the cafe from the back entrance at 421 even after the gallery spaces have closed.



The Reading Room at 421 features publications, as well as a variety of books related to art history, critical theory, poetry, and experimental work. The Reading Room is a perfect space for those who need a quiet and creative place to study or work from. To view the full collection of books and publications available at the Reading Room, please visit:




What is 421?

421 Arts Campus is an independent 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:

Can I propose a workshop at 421?

Yes, anyone can submit a proposal to offer a creative workshop in our spaces by applying here: 

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

Can I book 421 as a venue for private events?

The 421 campus features a number of flexible multipurpose spaces that can host a variety of events, including workshops, screenings, dinners, and more. We would be happy to provide our spaces along with their amenities for your event.


Simply fill out the form below and submit it to, and we will assist you in recommending a suitable space based on your needs, along with the fees and availability of our venues.


Venue booking form.



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