Louvre Abu Dhabi: Opening date and what to expect

The Louvre Abu Dhabi will finally open at Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi on November 11th as confirmed in a tweet by Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

The Louvre Abu Dhabi will “reflects the UAE’s approach towards cultural connectivity & its pursuit to become a beacon of knowledge & tolerance” as Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed mentioned in another tweet.

Let’s talk architecture

Image credit: archdaily.com

This architectural masterpiece is designed by international architect  Jean Nouvel. The Louvre Abu Dhabi is designed as a micro-city on a 63,000 square-meter archipelago out in the sea. The significance of the design lays in its dome that forms a tapestry of 7850 stars and a total weight of 7500 tons which is the total weight of Eiffel Tower as stated by The Louvre Abu Dhabi. The dome.

The most delicate and sensitive works will not only be displayed in the museum’s light, temperature and humidity-controlled Bronze Galleries.

The museum of then, now and the future

Image Credit: TDIC, Design: Ateliers Jean Nouvel

Visitors of The Louvre Abu Dhabi will take an artistic journey through masterpieces from various historical periods and from all over the world.

It will host some of the most remarkable artworks such as Monet’s La Gare Saint-Lazare, a self-portrait by Vincent van Gogh and Leonardo da Vinci’s enigmatic La Belle Ferronniére.

Entrance cost

Tickets can be bought from The Louvre Abu Dhabi’s website for an affordable price of AED 60.

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