Berklee Abu Dhabi

The Department of Culture and Tourism- Abu Dhabi, introduces the first Middle East outpost of Berklee College of Music: the preeminent institute of contemporary music and the performing arts.

Berklee Abu Dhabi offers world-class educational experiences through workshops, masterclasses, courses, ensembles and labs, all led by world-renowned artists and instructors. We also host live performances from students, alumni and global artists.

Our home in the UAE Pavilion’s newly renovated 42,000-square-foot arts education centre on Saadiyat Island has a performance space, a recording studio, rehearsal studios, practice rooms, ensemble rooms and a multimedia tech lab.

  • Rock your moves

    Are you moved by the world of dance? Berklee empowers students worldwide to follow the path from passion to purpose
  • Uncover your passion

    Take your passion for music, theatre and dance to the next level, with classes at #BerkleeAD, the world's preeminent institute of contemporary music and performing arts.​
  • Discover your sound

    It’s never too late to turn your passion for music into a career. #BerkleeAD gives you the opportunity to take your talent up an octave with award-winning artists as your instructors.
  • Mix the music of the future

    Mix it up, drop the beat, and follow your passion at #BerkleeAD. Learn music production, DJ-ing, turntablism, and EPD from the best in the industry.
  • Learn from home

    Launching the new season of online classes, with some of the world’s best instructors offering a wide range of exciting educational experiences for students to learn at home. Enter the code “virtual30” when registering and avail a 30 percent discount on all the online classes.