Louvre Abu Dhabi: All That You Need to Know
Craving to treat your senses to some exquisite art? A ticket to Paris is not the only way anymore. Louvre Abu Dhabi - A kind of art museum has opened, and we couldn't be more excited about it!
Beautifully designed by French architect Ateliers Jean Nouvel on Saadiyat Island, the Louvre Abu Dhabi celebrates stories of cultural ties that transcend civilizations, geographies and times. It is here where you can see and interpret art in a modern setting, because everything about this museum is new-age - from architecture to lighting!
So awaken the art lover in you, and read to know what awaits you in the Louvre Abu Dhabi ...
The Artsy Delights
Also known as an 'archipelago' outside the sea, the Louvre Abu Dhabi has pre-historic and modern artefacts - some of which are borrowed from famous French museums! Its 12 galleries talk about humanity through a series of twelve chapters, which come with an introduction.
Hey history buff! Do not miss the collection of strings of more than 600 masterpieces in the museum, which come from around the world, telling unique stories of their own.
The little ones can also have some fun! Spread over two floors, there is a Children's Museum, which offers several interactive workshops and is on display for children between six and twelve years old. The Louvre Abu Dhabi holds 4 major exhibitions throughout the year, along with many other calendar events.
Many group tours and guided tours are also organized by the museum, which includes many engaging activities for adults. Experience the museum in your own way by taking audio-visual guided tours available in several languages. Find your way through the museum using an interactive map that works on geo-tracking - from enjoying HD pictures, 3D visuals and museum stories to video interviews with stakeholders. You can pick up an iPad from the ticket hall, or even download the app on your own tablet or smartphone. For visually impaired or hearing impaired visitors, customized content in English, French and Arabic is available from the Multimedia Guide Desk.
Another great thing about the Louvre Abu Dhabi is that it has extensive tourist-friendly facilities: wheelchair-friendly settings, while strollers, cloakrooms and lockers are available for your convenience. Here you will also find valet parking, baby-changing facilities and touch stations.
Eat, Shop, Repeat
Tired of seizures? Chill at the Aptitude Cafe, one of Abu Dhabi's specialty coffee shops. The cafe serves and serves some of the best coffee beans around the world. Enjoy your coffee with desserts, pastries and other delicious snacks. You can also learn about the coffee making process here.
If coffee is not on your mind, Art Lounge should be your haunt! It is a roof-top lounge bar, where you can watch a spectacular sunset, while enjoying a tapas-style menu of small bites, also available in gluten-free and vegetarian options. Wagyu beef sliders, fish kibbeh, vegetarian gyozas are some recommended sides, to be paired with an extensive cocktail menu.
Wish to take all that art home? Check out the museum's boutique that offers a rich collection of evocations that are true to the original, and each piece shares a link with the museum's collection. Get your hands on an amazing collection of gifts that are inspired by exhibition themes - from art books, souvenirs, home decor, perfumes, jewelry to children's toys, books, and museum guides in many languages ... sort and make your Choose a favorite!
The tickets can be purchased online on the museum website – www.louvreabudhabi.ae or straight from the ticket counter:
- Adults (22 years and above) – AED 63*
- Children under 13 years of age – Free entry