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The first Alliance Française was created 132 years ago by French intellectuals such as the diplomat Paul Cambon and the geographer Pierre Foncin, supported by Jules Verne, Louis Pasteur and Ferdinand de Lesseps. The Alliance Française of Abu Dhabi started its activity in 1974. It is presided over by Mr. Zaki Nusseibeh and his board of directors is made up of individuals working on a voluntary basis. The first mission of the Alliance Française is to promote the use of French language and to encourage exchanges between French speaking cultures and all the world's cultures . The Alliance Française organizes cultural events, places where French and francophone cultures ally with local cultures.

Upcoming events (4)

Conference and signing session with Jean Liardon!

French Alliance Abu Dhabi

The Alliance Française Abu Dhabi launches its 2019 cycle of conferences “Les Entretiens de la Terrasse”! On this occasion, we have the honor to welcome Jean Liardon, co-author of the bestselling book « Voir un ami voler. Les dernières années de Jacques Brel ». Jean Liardon tells his life and friendship with Jacques Brel, a famous singer, poet, producer and Belgian actor, from the time he decided to leave the scene at the zenith of success until his untimely death in 1978. The conference is part of the “Nuit de la lecture 2019”, organized by the French Ministry of Culture. It will be followed by a signing session. Join us on January, 19th 2019 at 6.45 PM at the Alliance Française! Registration mandatory:[masked] or [masked]

Ciné Kids, Le grand méchant renard et autres contes !

French Alliance Abu Dhabi

️Tous les mois, l'Alliance Française propose une projection de films pour les petits ! Ce mois-ci, nous regarderons "Le grand méchant renard et autres contes", rendez-vous le 23 janvier à 16h dans nos locaux ! C'est gratuit 😉 Inscrivez-vous par email [masked] ou téléphone[masked]. **** Every month, the Alliance Française offers film screenings for your little ones! This month, we will watch "The Big Bad Fox and other tales", see you on January 23rd at 4pm in our premises! It's free 😉 Registration by email [masked] or call[masked]

Sultan Bin Zayed Heritage Festival


The Sultan Bin Zayed Heritage Festival is back! The Alliance Française Abu Dhabi offers its members a free outing to discover the Emirati traditions in Sweihan! ️ 🐫🌴 On Friday, February 1st from 10am to 5pm. Registration required before January 29th by email at the following address: [masked] (specify last name, first name, phone number, email and number of people). ⚠️Places are limited.⚠️ Check out the program below! 👉[Program of the day] 10 am - Departure from Abu Dhabi (in front of Alliance Française) 12 pm - Arrival to Sweihan, The Guest Tent, gathering with persons arriving by car 12.30 pm - Lunch at the Guest Tent, Arabic tea and coffee 2 pm - Camel Race 3 pm - Awarding Ceremony 3.30 pm - "Souk Shaabi", traditional market, visit, meeting with Emiratis, Emirati handicraft, "Ayalla" and "Nashaat" performance (Emirati dance by women and men), children and adults camel ride etc. + visit of Outdoor Souk on the way 5.00 pm - Departure to Abu Dhabi

French Carnival Camp!

French Alliance Abu Dhabi

In February, spend the holidays in a festive and colorful atmosphere! The Alliance Française presents its French Camp around the theme of Carnival ️🎭 Art, parade, costume, music, cooking, challenge and more surprises will be waiting for you! Dates: from February 10th to 14th 2019 Age: 4 to 10 years old Timings: 9am to 2pm Payment & Registration mandatory at Alliance Française. Come and get your costume! 😀

Past events (189)

French King Cake Workshop!

French Alliance Abu Dhabi

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