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Presentation of the Institut français in the United Arab Emirates

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 talks. 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.

The offices of Institut français des Emirats arabes unis are located in the French Embassy.

  • Office Hours: Sunday to Thursday from 8:15 to 16:00
  • Address: Etihad Towers No.3, floor No.22
  • Phone: 00971 (0)2 813 10 00
  • Fax : +971 (0)2 813 10 49
  • Mailing address: French Embassy, PO Box 4014 Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • E-mail: contact@if-uae.com

The office of Campus France UAE is located in the French Embassy in Abu Dhabi.

  • Address : French Embassy- Etihad tower n°3- Floor 22nd
  • Land line: +971 (0)2 813 10 26
  • French Embassy- Etihad tower n°3- Floor 22nd
  • Mailing address: French Embassy, P.O. Box 4014, ABOU DABI, UAE
  • E-mail: campusfrance.uae@gmail.com
  • Contact: Margaux Bodart

The Team

Patrick FLOT
Director, Counsellor to the Ambassador for cooperation and cultural affairs

Christian VELUD
Deputy Director of the Institut français in the UAE
christian.velud@diplomatie.gouv.fr


Rania PENGUILLY
Secretary-General
rania.penguilly@diplomatie.gouv.fr

Zohra AIT EL JAMAR
Regional Audiovisual attaché (Dubai)

Ludovic ZMITROWICZ
Coopération Attaché for French language
Responsible of the French language department
ludovic.zmitrowicz@if-uae.com


Arnaud MORAND
Cultural attaché
Audrenn TROUILLET 
Officier for Cultural Affairs

Aneffel KADIK
Officer for Cultural Affairs

Marion KOKEL
Head of Campus France

Claudia BOURLON
Officer for communication / graphic designer 

Morgane HOFSTETTER
Exams and certifications coordinator (DELF Junior)

Our Mission

Globally, Institut français has set itself four objectives, namely French language, artistic creation, intellectual exchange and development of digital tools.
At the local level, Institut français in the UAE focuses on five strategic fields:
  • Promoting the French language and supporting its teaching especially within the context of the UAE joining the International Francophone Organization.
  • Developing French attractiveness especially in the field of advanced post graduate studies such as Master degrees and other higher advanced studies.
  • Developing the contemporary French culture, especially in the field of visual arts.
  • Encouraging debate and discussion especially on relevant issues related to the UAE (environment, new energies, youth…).
  • Supporting cultural and creative industries, in particular in publishing and media sectors.

For this purpose, Institut français in the UAE undertakes to enter several partnerships with public and private actors, especially in the educational and cultural fields.

Our Partners

The activities of Institut français in the UAE are carried out with the support of cultural and educational partners with whom we are developing our programs and events with a constant perspective of long-term exchanges grounded in the local art and educational scene.

Zayed University
http://www.zu.ac.ae/main/en/


UAE University
http://www.uaeu.ac.ae/


Khalifa University for Science, Technology and Research
http://www.kustar.ac.ae/


Masdar Institute
http://www.masdar.ac.ae/


Paris Sorbonne Abou Dabi
www.sorbonne.ae


University of Sharjah
http://www.sharjah.ac.ae/en/Pages/default.aspx


American University of Sharjah
http://www.aus.edu/

L’Alliance Française d’Abou Dabi
http://www.af-aboudabi.net/


L’Alliance Française de Dubai
http://www.afdubai.org/fr


Tourism and Culture Authority – Abu Dhabi
http://www.tcaabudhabi.ae/en/


Abu Dhabi Music and Art Foundation
http://www.admaf.org


Emirates Foundation
http://www.emiratesfoundation.ae


Dubai Culture and Arts Authority
http://www.dubaiculture.ae/en/


Sharjah Art Foundation
http://www.sharjahart.org/


Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed’s Culture and Media Centre
http://www.cmc.ae/


Universcience
http://www.universcience.fr/fr/accueil/


La Librairie française de Dubai « Culture & Co »
http://www.culturecodubai.net/

Our Sponsors