The Louvre Abu Dhabi is the capital’s newest attraction, and gives visitors even more reason to visit this exciting Emirate. The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is already a huge drawcard for visitors alongside exciting events such as the annual Formula 1™ finale and Taste food festival. Opening in November 2017, the new museum adds to the city’s growing arts and culture scene with world-class artworks on display and perfomances in the galleries.
Designed by award-winning architect Jean Nouvel, the Louvre Abu Dhabi is perfectly perched on the water’s edge of Saadiyat Island. The gorgeous main dome has a design inspired by the fronds of the desert palm, and the intricate design creates a striking ‘rain of light’ effect across 23 galleries.
The museum will house 600 works from the Louvre’s own collection and as well as other leading galleries across France. Stand out works include a 3rd millennium BC standing Bactrian Princess, a 3000-year-old Middle Eastern gold bracelet with lion’s head, Osman Hamdi Bey’s A Young Emir Studying and Paul Gauguin’s masterpiece Children Wrestling. Art lovers can sign up for the arts club, and the gallery regularly hosts performances and events, firmly establishing the museum as the cultural hub of the city – keep up to date on their website.
You can see incredible views of the Louvre Abu Dhabi on our signature seaplane tour of the city. From 1500 ft high in the sky you can get a real feel for the intricate pattern on the roof and a sense of the immense scale of the museum.
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Our Seawings scenic tours fly over the museum, so you can join us and enjoy a birds-eye view of this fascinating development, and so much more of the city. On our signature Seawings Pearl tour you’ll get to see many of the city’s top attractions – Emirates Palace Hotel, the Marina Mall and the main corniche with all of the Abu Dhabi stretching out behind the shoreline.
Join us for a thrilling seaplane tour of the city and see the new Louvre from the sky! There’s nothing like the feeling of taking off from the water, and every seat is a window seat ensuring you enjoy uninterrupted views of Abu Dhabi. These tours make for a memorable experience with your friends and family, and certainly a unique way to tour the city.
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