Louvre Abu Dhabi - 5 Things to Know Before Visiting
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About Louvre Abu Dhabi
The largest art museum in the Arabian peninsula. The museum is part of a thirty-year agreement between the city of Abu Dhabi and the French government.
Attractions Near Louvre Abu Dhabi
The Founder’s Memorial
10.99km from Louvre Abu Dhabi
The Founder's Memorial is a monument and visitor centre in the capital and it is a memorial to H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the first President of the United Arab Emirates who died in 2004. Zayed was the driving force behind the formation of the United Arab Emirates, becoming the Union's first President which he held around 33 years.
Qasr Al Watan قصر الوطن
12.26km from Louvre Abu Dhabi
This luxurious presedential place won the World Travel Awards as the main cultural attraction in the Middle East. Qasr Al-Watan is the Presidential Palace of the United Arab Emirates and was opened to the public on March 11, 2019. Prior to its opening, the palace was used only for official purposes, for hosting foreign leaders of states, and for meetings of the country's supreme council and federal cabinet. The palace continues to be used for these purposes even after it was opened to the public
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center
15.59km from Louvre Abu Dhabi
The largest mosque in United Arab Emirates. Plans for the mosque was approved late president of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who wanted to establish a structure that would unite the cultural diversity of the Islamic world with the historical and modern values of architecture and art. His final resting place is located on the grounds adjacent to the complex.
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What Visitors Say About Louvre Abu Dhabi
They have a great collection of art and artifacts but if you have already been to the Louvre in Paris, do not come with the same expectation. This probably would be less than tenth the size of it. For me it was a pretty interesting museum, although I went with a huge expectation. Some of the collections reminded me of my visit to other museums, the ones in Europe and other middle eastern countries. When we were visiting it, there were like hundreds of super cars parked at their parking lot. Not sure if it was a daily or weekly event but it was fun to watch so many big, pretty machines together.
If you like ancient treasures stolen by Europeans but you do find the hassle of going through the Schengen visa process tiering, I know just the right place for you. This is an awesome museum and it really exhibits a beautiful selection of treasures from all around the world. It uses all the most modern museum technology and explains a lot. You can also rent an audio guide if you like to know more. There is also tons of contemporary art to see. The museum is open any day of the week from 10AM to 10PM except of Mondays.
For more information about Louvre Abu Dhabi, visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louvre_Abu_Dhabi