Louvre Abu Dhabi – The new cultural beacon

Louvre Abu Dhabi – The new cultural beacon

A pioneering cultural project – the first of its kind

Bringing different cultures together to shine fresh light on the shared stories of humanity.

The Louvre Abu Dhabis’ Origins date back to 2007, when the United Arab Emirates and France came together to develop a new kind of cultural institution, a first of its kind museum in the region.

The Museum is part of a thirty-year agreement between the city of Abu Dhabi and the French government.  It’s location is on the Saadiyat Island Cultural District.  it is 24,000 square meters in size with 8,000 square meters of galleries, making it the largest art museum in the Arabian Peninsula.

The Louvre Abu Dhabi will in fact showcase work from multicultural French museums, including the Louvre, the Centre Georges Pompidou, the Musée d’Orsay and Palace of Versailles.  However the French Culture Minister, Donnedieu de Vabres, stated at the announcement that the Paris Louvre “would not sell any of its 35,000-piece collection currently on display”.

The Louvre Abu Dhabi Opened in November 2017, and a general admission ticket sells for AED 60 ($16.31).