Friday, November 10, 2017

Louvre Abu Dhabi opens to public

By Samihah Zaman, Staff Reporter
Under its honeycombed dome, Louvre Abu Dhabi,set for a grand Saturday opening, offers a glimpse into history. Image Credit: Abdul Rahman/Gulf News
ABU DHABI---It's the first Louvre museum to open outside Paris. And all that history and art that testify to great civilizations — they're right here in Abu Dhabi. On Saturday, the excitement from everyone visiting the Louvre Abu Dhabi is palpable. The iconic museum on Saadiyat Island opened its doors at 10am to the public — though the 1,000 extra tickets released for the opening day were quickly snapped up online, said organizers. And there's no doubt that Abu Dhabi has just opened a new cultural gem. What struck this French visitor to the museum was the international character of the Louvre Abu Dhabi — like art genres from three different countries and influences found in the same room. Louvre Abu Dhabi has a rich collection of Arab and Islamic art as well. [More]