WHO ARE WE?
The Institut français in the UAE is the cooperation and cultural department of the French Embassy. It has the mission of promoting French creation, thought and language and encouraging cultural, artistic, educational, academic and scientific exchanges and partnerships between France and the UAE. It follows up on the cultural and educational aspects of the strategic dialogue between France and the UAE.
Its activity covers a vast array of actions. It organizes cultural events in numerous fields such as visual arts, live performance and debating ideas. It supports French cultural and academic institutions as well as cultural industries in their development projects in the Emirates.
It also coordinates the French schools network in the United Arab Emirates, the Alliances françaises in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
As a governmental operator, the Institut français in the UAE is a privileged interlocutor of the cultural and academic institutions in the Emirates.