It's official! The Louvre Abu Dhabi finally has an opening date.
"On the 11th of November, the Louvre Abu Dhabi will open its doors. And the world will see itself in this museum," said Mohammad Khalifa Al Mubarak, chairman of the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority and chairman of the Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC) at a press conference, reports Gulf News.
The Louvre is the first of three museums slated to open on the island. The 97,000-square-metre structure developed by TDIC, will consist of 23 permanent galleries.
Designed by Jean Nouvel, a French architect who has been awarded the Pritzker Prize, the museum will include a temporary exhibition space, a children’s museum, a 200-seat-auditorium, a restaurant, a café, and retail space.
Once open, around 300 artworks from 13 key French institutions will be on display in the first year alone, including paintings by Leonardo da Vinci and Edouard Manet.
Entry will be free entry for children 13 years and younger, members of the museum’s loyalty programme, International Council of Museums members, members of the International Council on Monuments and Sites, journalists, visitors with special needs and their companions.
Dh60 for adults
Dh30 for 13-22 years
Dh30 for education professionals
We can't wait to visit!