Our Mission

The Abu Dhabi Arts Society (ADAS) is a UK-registered non-profit organisation founded by Dr. Hamed Al Suwaidi. Its mission is to foster inclusivity in the local arts community and build bridges between cultural organisations from Abu Dhabi to the world. Encompassing visual arts, poetry and music, ADAS aims to shine a light on traditional and emerging artists from the region and bring together a community of artists, collectors, scholars and enthusiasts for private events, social gatherings and openings. We aim to broaden the reach of these events to encourage a warm atmosphere based on mutual appreciation and engage arts enthusiasts both young and old.

Our Board of Trustees

Dr. Hamed Bin Mohamed Khalifa Al Suwaidi
Founder and Chairman

Mr. Richard Scott Oliver, OBE

Alderman Timothy Hailes JP

Mr. Mohamed Mufallal

Mr. Alan Lubin

Mrs. Fiona Adler

Mrs. Hala Bou Alwan
Advisory Council Chair