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The Iconic Louvre Abu Dhabi: Museum
that reveals the spirit of openness of
Dubai, a global megacity is renowned for its elaborate & extravagant attractions. The Arabian
Desert is the largest & the most populous among all the seven emirates. This extravagant city
excels both as a dynamic business center & a prominent tourist spot illustrious for shopping,
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embark on stupendous journey of amazement & thrills.
Dubai is the most popular tourist attraction in the UAE (United Arab Emirates) that offers
myriad of extravaganzas & divertissement. A 1.15 hours journey by car to the south of Dubai
lands you to a mesmerizing city of Abu Dhabi. Abu Dhabi is the capital city & the second most
populous in the UAE. Flooded with opulent hotels & resorts & beaches, Abu Dhabi has a
multitude of luxe hospitality for travelers. If culture & adventure is what you wish to experience
on your vacations, travel to Abu Dhabi & relish its many wonders.
Home to the fastest rollercoaster, fascinating mosque & longest hand-loomed carpet in the world,
Abu Dhabi is one city that deserves to be in the bucket list of every traveler. Not contented with
being home to stupefying marvels in the world, the emirate set the wheels for Louvre Abu
Dhabi which helped the city take another world crown for fascinating museums & world
Emirate of Abu Dhabi launched the development of this major universal art museum that opened
its door on November 11, 2017. The Louvre Abu Dhabi is the result of an unprecedented
endeavor that laid grounds for cultural collaboration of unparalleled scope between two
countries, committed on bringing into existence a national institution.
Louvre Abu Dhabi: Design, Location & Architecture
Born out of an intergovernmental agreement signed between the UAE & France on March 6,
2007, Louvre Abu Dhabi is the first universal museum in the Arab world. The museum brings
together both the ancient & contemporary works of cultural, historic & sociological interest from
around the world.
Spread over an area of 24,000 square meters, the iconic Louvre Abu Dhabi was designed by
Pritzker-prize winning architect Jean Nouvel. This premier cultural institution is located in the
heart of the Saadiyat Cultural District & showcases artwork from around the world with
particular focus upon bridging the gap Eastern & Western art.
Designed as a seemingly floating dome structure, the mesmerizing web patterned dome that is
180 meters in diameter allows the sun rays to filter through to keep the museum illuminated
during the daytime. Out of the overall museum area, 6000 square meters is dedicated to
permanent collection of antiques & 2000 square meters is allocated for temporary exhibitions.
The dome is pierced with openings to look like interwoven palm leaves in an oasis when rays of
sunlight pass through it.
Collection of Masterpieces at Louvre Abu Dhabi
Beginning with a blank slate, Louvre Abu Dhabi’s collection is growing gradually comprising of
ancient & contemporary works from different countries. The museum follows strictest ethical
considerations to showcase the finest works. Among these exceptional works include:
1. Gold bracelet with Lion figures made in Iran nearly 3000 years ago.
2. An Italian gold & garnet fibula from the 5th century BC.
3. One of a kind paintings by Jordaens, Manet, Gauguin, Magritte, Caillebotte
4. Paper collage by Picasso
5. Nine canvasses by the recently deceased American painter Cy Twombly.
6. Soninke/Djennenke figure from Mali,
7. A dancing Shiva from India
8. An octagonal Box from China
9. The museum also showcases works from multiple French museums including the Palace of
Versailles, Louvre, and the Centre Georges Pompidou etc.
The list of all-encompassing collection at Louvre Abu Dhabi is endless. To witness the varied
cultural offering of all origins & ages, apply for Dubai Visa now!