Why You Shouldn't Miss This
The largest art museum in the Arabian Peninsula, Louvre Abu Dhabi is spread across 24,000 square meters and has a viewing gallery size of 8,000 square meters. This museum cost €600 million to complete and showcases art from the Eastern and Western world. Promoting this cross-cultural integration, the Louvre was inaugurated on the 8th of November 2017 and is considered to be the only ‘Universal Museum in the Arab World.’ The Louvre Abu Dhabi is a new cultural beacon that seeks to harmonize different cultures and celebrates the achievements of artists from all around the globe. The architecture, designed by world renowned architect Jean Nouvel, is a spectacular mix of French design and Arabian heritage. Inspired by the cupola, the dome is a complex geometric structure of 7,850 stars in eight different layers. When light passes through this huge silvery dome, it appears to get filtered in a phenomenon called ‘rain of light’ which also adds an aura of weightlessness to the structure.
Louvre Abu Dhabi lets you see humanity and artistic evolution in a new perspective. Featuring an incredible mix of art from both the western and eastern world chronologically arranged, you’ll have a unique experience that truly showcases the evolution of art around the world. The story of humanity is told in 12 different chapters per se and each chapter focuses on the shared themes and ideas that reveal common connections through history. The museum also features masterpieces on loan from some the most world-renowned French museums such as the Louvre, France; Musee D’Orsay and more.
Must See Works: - Isis Lactans Group - Virgin and Child - Bactrian Princess - Funeral Set of Princess Henuttawy - Statue of Alexander the Great - Dancing Shiva - Leaf from the Blue Qur’an - Head of Buddha - Madonna and the Child - Portrait of a Woman - The Belvedere Apollo - Horses of the Sun - Sir Thomas Wyatt the Younger - The Good Samaritan - Young Mother Playing a Samisen - Game of Bezique - Equestrian Portrait of Maharao Sheodan - Oriental Bliss - Fountain of Light
Know Before You Go
Museum Timings: The museum is open Saturday to Wednesday from 10 AM - 8 PM. On Thursday and Friday Louvre Abu Dhabi timings are 10 AM - 11 PM. The museum is closed on Mondays. Last entry to the museum will be 30 minutes prior to its close.
• From Abu Dhabi: Take Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Highway (E12), which can be accessed from Corniche Road or Hamdan Bin Mohammed Street or Zayed the First Street. Take exit right after Sheikh Khalifa Bridge to the museum.
• From Dubai: Start on the Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Road (E11) and take Abu Dhabi-Shahama Road (E10). Switch to Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Highway and take exit before Sheikh Khalifa Bridge.Taxi fare from Abu Dhabi city will cost between AED 30 and AED 40. You can also catch these buses to get here: #192 and #193
Louvre Abu Dhabi offers valet parking, free Wi-Fi, cloakrooms, lockers, ATM which accepts international cards, strollers for babies, wheelchairs on loan and a prayer room.
Reduced Rates: The reduced rates can be availed by youngsters between 13 and 22 years of age, UAE School teachers, College teachers, University faculty members and members of the UAE military. Children under the age of 13, ICOM/ICOMOS, ICCROM and disabled visitors(and one companion)
- Access to museum galleries
- Access to exhibitions
- Access to Children’s Museum
- Access to public spaces underneath the dome
How To Use Your Tickets
You will receive an email with your Louvre Abu Dhabi ticket voucher. No need to print. Instead, simply display the email on your mobile device at the ticketing counter to gain entrance.
Your ticket is valid only for the day for which you’ve scheduled the experience.