The Abu Dhabi Confucius Institute started operations in September 2011 according to a report in The National -
The institute's Abu Dhabi branch, housed in Zayed University, began offering courses last September. Its four instructors teach more than 70 students from age six to 60, said Jenny Tang, its director.
Official opening ceremony for the Dubai Confucius Institute was held on 23 or 24 March 2011 (press release).
06 May 2010
Zayed University plans to establish Confucius Institutes in the UAE - in Abu Dhabi and Dubai - to offer Chinese language teaching and Chinese cultural studies.
Date of opening planned for 2010 according to 2009 information from ZU but delayed to 2011 according to a February press report in The National of Abu Dhabi.