When it’s about UAE, it’s always all fancy and artsy. Another example is the state of the art, Louvre Abu Dhabi. An art and civilization museum acquiring more than 620 master artworks and artefacts spread across 23 permanent galleries. This makes it the largest art museum in the Arabian peninsula, costing about €600 million.
Louvre Abu Dhabi, home to some of the world’s master art pieces is part of a thirty-year agreement between the city of Abu Dhabi and the French government. Having more than 300 items on loan from 13 French institutions for the next 10 years. Stunning pieces like Vincent Van Gogh’s ‘Self-portrait’ and Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘La Belle Ferronniere’ can be seen on display at Louvre Abu Dhabi. Besides which also exhibited are these two-headed statue dating back to 6500BC, one of the oldest pieces of art known to mankind.
Here are some of the master artists’ works as a visual treat to our lavish readers.
Experiencing these pieces in person is a whole different feeling. Before reaching, below are some “good to know” facts and features of this state of the art museum.
Facts and numbers Louvre Abu Dhabi
Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi (Map)
10am to 10pm on Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday
10am to 11pm on Thursday and Friday
AED 60 ($ 17) – Aged above 22 years
Dh30 ($ 9) – Aged between 13 and 22 years
Free entry – Aged 13 and under;