Discovering Abu Dhabi Unique Architectural Gem – Louvre


Louvre Abu Dhabi

Get ready to explore the beauty of Abu Dhabi – Louvre! There is nothing like that you cannot find in UAE and be mesmerized by. And when it comes to Abu Dhabi, you will be astonished by the wonderful beauties and attractions. The Louvre in Abu Dhabi is one such masterpiece that’s awe-inspiring and packed with priceless treasures and antiquities from the past!

If you’re looking for a change of pace, the Louvre Abu Dhabi is a must-see, offering plenty of historical and cultural insights, modern architecture, and activities for the whole family. 

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Louvre Abu Dhabi – What is it?

Louvre Abu Dhabi is one of the biggest museums in the UAE―opened in 2017. The museum houses nearly 600 pieces of historical, cultural, and artistic works from around the globe. 

From Renaissance paintings to ancient Chinese carvings, 15th-century world maps, and contemporary art made by UAE artists, the Louvre Abu Dhabi is considered the first universal museum in the Arab world. It can be regarded as one of the most visited cultural landmarks in recent years. 

Louvre Abu Dhabi – Location.

Louvre Abu Dhabi and its gigantic dome structure are located on Saadiyat Island, away from the coast of Abu Dhabi City. It is more or less a 5-minute drive from downtown Abu Dhabi or about an hour’s ride away from Dubai. 

How to Reach?

From Abu Dhabi

By Car

Get on Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Highway (E12), which can be accessed from either Corniche Road, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Street or Zayed the First Street. Stay on E12 till you reach the Cultural District. Once here, take the first exit after the bridge to reach the Louvre.

By Bus

Bus No – 94, average duration – 30 minutes, frequency – every 30 minutes.

Stations from Abu Dhabi – Dhafeer Street | Abu Dhabi Bus Station | Hamdan Street | Saadiyat Island

From Dubai

By Car

Get on Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Road (E11) and take the Abu Dhabi-Shahama Road (E10). Switch to Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Highway( E12) and take the exit before Sheikh Khalifa Bridge.

If you are taking a taxi from Dubai, it is likely to cost you anything above AED 300.

By Bus

Take any bus from Dubai to Abu Dhabi Bus Stand. From here you can take bus number 94 to Louvre Abu Dhabi. Average Duration from Dubai to Abu Dhabi- 1 hour 30 minutes, frequency – hourly, ticket cost – AED 25.


Louvre Abu Dhabi – What to expect inside the museum?

Louvre Abu Dhabi is a place where you can find a multitude of treasures from history’s greatest empires—Ancient Egypt, Ancient China, the Ottoman Empire, Western civilization, and, of course, the Arab civilization. The museum has a wide selection of artefacts showcasing different cultures. 

Each of the museum’s galleries tells the story of humanity in 12 chapters. Starting from Egyptian antiquities, the collections reach their climax with showstopping art installations such as Mathilde Laurent’s The Perfumed Cloud and Ai Weiwei’s Fountain of Light, a beautiful sight of glass and crystals 23 feet high.

While wandering the halls, you can encounter iconic masterpieces such as Leonardo da Vinci’s La Belle Ferronnière, Giovanni Bellini’s Virgin and Child, and Vincent Van Gogh’s 1887 self-portrait. 

Louvre will give you the chance to exhibit some of the finest masterpieces of the Middle East. The building itself is as much an artwork as the gallery displays.  Light and water interplay under the huge domed roof where your journey through time ends in the magnificent terraces. 

The Louvre Abu Dhabi also has enough attractions where Children can have fun too! Louvre Abu Dhabi dedicates three floors of interactive displays for the kids to explore at the Children’s Museum. 

Louvre Abu Dhabi Opening Hours

You can visit the museum from Tuesday to Sunday starting from 10:00 a.m. till midnight. Galleries and exhibitions close at 6.30 pm on weekdays and 8.30 pm from Friday to Sunday. The Louvre remain closed on Mondays.

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