Louvre Abu Dhabi Finally Opens in Saadiyat Island

Louvre Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island Cultural District

Louvre Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island Cultural District


The Louvre Abu Dhabi opened to much fanfare in November, giving Saadiyat Island its much-awaited attraction that everyone had been excited for. 

Louvre Abu Dhabi sits on reclaimed land in the flourishing Saadiyat Island Cultural District. The area is peaceful and serenic, far away from the hullabaloo of the city, which is a perfect setting for world-class museum such as this. Walking around the area feels like you're worlds away from anything stressful, allowing you to enjoy this masterpiece from Pritzker prize winner, Jean Nouve.

What’s there to see?

Billed as a ‘universal’ museum, Louvre Abu Dhabi exhibits the cultural achievements of mankind from year's past to present-day. The galleries exhibit prehistoric artefacts side-by-side with contemporary artworks from different countries, alongside other masterpieces sought from the world’s most renowned French museums.

Apart from the galleries and temporary exhibitions, Louvre Abu Dhabi also houses its own Children’s Museum which hosts family-focused displays and interactive workshops in English and Arabic. It's an added benefit for the residents of the island where you can also find pristine beaches and plenty of retail areas. 

Tours, workshops, international performances, along with a few more surprises await visitors as a celebration of the museum’s historic opening. For a full guide on how to make the most out of your Louvre Abu Dhabi tour, check out this Khaleej Times’ post.


Saadiyat Island

Saadiyat Island is a multi-faceted mixed-use community spanning 27 square kilometers, located just 500 meters off the coast of Abu Dhabi. A flagship project of TDIC and developed as a premier island destination, it will be home to world-class leisure, retail, hospitality, and residential developments. 

Its Cultural District is set to become Abu Dhabi’s cultural hub, alongside other main districts namely, Saadiyat Marina District and Saadiyat Beach District. The Marina District will offer a "work-live-play" environment for residents and visitors alike with its lively urban lifestyle, while the Beach District will showcase the island's breathtaking white sand beach and some of the region's high-end resorts and leisure clubs.

Saadiyat's ideal location is in close proximity to Downtown Abu Dhabi and Abu Dhabi International Airport.


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