Work has started on Abu Dhabi's Zayed National Museum

Once the Saadiyat Island venue is completed it will be the national museum of the UAE

Work has started on Abu Dhabi's Zayed National Museum

Saadiyat Island is already home to one of the most stunning museums in the world with Louvre Abu Dhabi.

And it has been confirmed that that Zayed National Museum should be open to the public at the beginning of the next decade. 

Construction of the national museum is already underway and once completed the site will become the national museum of the UAE.

A video from the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi released on social media this week showed the progress being made at the site and work continues on the ambitious design.



The museum’s concept was created by UK architects Foster and Partners and features a cluster of towers, designed to resemble the wings of a falcon, some which will be as high as 123 metres once completed.

Inside the museum the collection will tell the story of the UAE’s founding father Sheikh Zayed and explore this history of the UAE dating far back into human history.

A number of items are set to be lent to the museum by The British Museum who signed a ten-year agreement to assist with curating the exhibition and lend exhibits.

Louvre Abu Dhabi recently celebrated its second birthday and it will soon be joined by Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, which is due to open in the next few years.

We can’t wait for all the amazing new places.
For more information on Zayed National Museum, visit www.zayednationalmuseum.ae

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