Experience the perfect merge of classic art and majestic architecture in the Arabian Peninsula’s first universal museum. Designed by the award-winning French architect, Jean Nouvel, Louvre Abu Dhabi is an impressive spectacle on water. Its legendary name says it all! Backed by loans from legendary museums like Musée du Louvre, Musée d’Orsay, and Centre Pompidou, Louvre Museum Abu Dhabi is a collaborative effort between the governments of Abu Dhabi and France.
Spanning over 65,000 square feet at Saadiyat Cultural District, Louvre Abu Dhabi showcases a vast spectrum of objects that depict both ancient and the latest in the contemporary artistic expressions. With its exhibits presented chronologically, it will take you through four distinct periods, from archeology and the birth of Islam to the classical age and modern era. Apart from a dedicated section for kids, there is approximately 20,000 square feet of space for temporary exhibitions.
Fascinating displays apart, the core specialty of Louvre Abu Dhabi is undoubtedly its intricate and multi-layered geometric lace dome, enhanced by thousands of star-like cladding patterns. This is inspired by the region’s ancient construction techniques, such as the traditional Falaj water system and interweaved palm leaves. The resulting structure provides elegant perforations, creating a stunning contrast of sunlight and shade. This makes for some cool insta shots.
Needless to say, the one of its kind museum is striking in every way - unique concept, wide-ranging offerings, aesthetic appearance, and thriving location! So get your Louvre Abu Dhabi tickets to gain stress-free access to one of the UAE’s most unique cultural landmarks.