09 Nov The Louvre Abu Dhabi Opens to the World

Exciting news for the art connoisseurs in the UAE and the Middle East: the long-anticipated Louvre Abu Dhabi is finally here! Opening on 11th November 2017, the Louvre Abu Dhabi is going to be the first universal museum in the Arab region.

It began in 2007 when France and the UAE met to talk about the development of a cultural institution. After a decade, the collaboration of the two countries created the Louvre Abu Dhabi. Showcasing an astonishing modern architecture that blends with the strong Arabic heritage, the art museum was designed by the renowned French architect Jean Nouvel.

The galleries will be chronologically divided, guiding the visitors on a journey through human creativity – from pre-historic times to the present-day. Over 700 pieces of art and artifacts from different cultures and civilizations will be exhibited. Approximately half of them belong to the museum’s permanent collection, and the other half will be loaned from 13 major French cultural institutions including the Louvre Museum, the Musée d’Orsay and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Famous masterpieces by Vincent van Gogh, Leonardo da Vinci, and other world artists have been transported from Europe to be exhibited in the Middle East for the first time.

Understanding the culture is an integral part of language learning. Immersing yourself in it will help you better appreciate the language and see the bigger purpose of learning. The Louvre Abu Dhabi offers a unique and enriching experience, through art, history and cultural heritage from around the world.

The Louvre Abu Dhabi is open to public on the following days: Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday: 10 am – 8 pm; Thursday and Friday: 10 am – 10 pm. The museum is closed on Mondays. Tickets cost AED 60 for general admission and AED 30 for visitors aged 13–22, as well as UAE-based education professionals.

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About the Author: A full-time free spirit, foodie and an art connoisseur, Diana A. loves to explore the world through languages. In love with the Middle East, she is now fulfilling one of her dreams: learning Arabic!

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