Louvre Abu Dhabi

The biggest, most exciting art gallery and museum in the Middle East

The world was waiting for a decade, but at the end of 2017, Louvre Abu Dhabi finally opened. And, yes, it was worth the wait.

The Louvre Abu Dhabi is the crown jewel in the capital city’s burgeoning Cultural District in Saadiyat Island, which is already attracting tourists from all over the world.

The architectural marvel – which is the result of a partnership between the governments of Abu Dhabi and France – is home to more than 600 artworks, half of which will be loaned by 13 of France’s biggest cultural institutions.

The art on display include classics from masters such as Leonardo da Vinci, Henri Matisse and Édouard Manet as well as more modren greats including Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol. Besides the permanent collection there are also regular visiting exhibitions, live performances and workshops. There’s a brilliant kids’ museum, too. It caters for everyone, art expert or not.

Nobody is priced out of the experience either, with admission set at Dh60 for adults and just Dhs30 for those aged between 13 and 22 and UAE educational professionals. Even if you only have time for a handful of things in this book, make this one of them.
From Dhs30.

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