Alliance Française Abu Dhabi

The Alliance Française is an association opened to culture and civilizations.


This 133 years old institution is the largest linguistic and cultural multinational in the world, its mission is to open up the borders of French language and culture, with respect for the diversity of local culture. Spread over five continents and 136 countries, the Alliance Française encourages interaction among French and other cultures through programs in education and arts. 

Founded in 1974, Alliance Française Abu Dhabi and its subsidiary in Al Ain, operate as an association, with the French Embassy maintaining responsibility. Situated in the heart of the capital, the center offers French courses, holds cultural events and includes a library. Alliance Française also offers Arabic and English courses for French-speakers. It’s the only certified center for exams such as TEF, TCF Québec and DELF & DALF. These exams are mandatory for studying in France or immigrating to Canada or Quebec.

Since April 2019, Alliance Française Abu Dhabi is the host venue of Micro-Folie Abu Dhabi. This project presents the first digital museum in UAE that highlights a selection of more than 500 artworks from 12 prestigious French cultural institutions , a virtual reality space and a Café TV5MONDE, in partnership with the Francophonie TV channel in order to share the French language, through multiple devices.


Image Credit: Alliance Française Abu Dhabi

Organization's events

My First Steps in French

7 February - 30 April, See the website for the opening hours.

New Beginner Adult Class

Tue 19:00–21:00, Thu 19:00–21:00.

Opening hours

Mon–Thu 10:00–20:00, Fri 09:00–12:30, Sun 10:00–17:00.


+971 2 612 2900



Abu Dhabi
Villa 99, Al Qouʻ Street, Al Bateen