Louvre Abu Dhabi - Skip The Line Tickets
Visit Abu Dhabi's finest attraction, the Louvre; akin the world-famous art gallery in Paris. Consume a concoct of Western and Eastern art within the Arabian lands and indulge in a multitude of experiences and contemplations.
- Skip the mile-long queue and sultry heat outside Louvre Abu Dhabi with your priority access tickets
- Access all parts of the Louvre - Museum Galleries, Exhibitions, Children's Museum & the Dome
- Explore a priceless collection of art and learn about the analogy of different civilizations and cultures from around the globe.
- Indulge in a visually stunning treat with the interiors and exteriors of Louvre bound to spellbind you.
- From 9 July 2019 through 31 May 2020, experience an interactive adventure through the History of Clothing in Art at the Children's Museum.
Why You Shouldn’t Miss This
A spectacular museum city in the sea, Louvre Abu Dhabi is a sprawling cultural beacon that seeks to harmonize different cultures and celebrates the achievements of artists from all around the globe.
After 10 years of planning, 5 long years of delays, and billions of dollars spent, the Louvre Abu Dhabi, an outpost of the famed Louvre in Paris opened on November 8th, 2017 and is most sought after attraction in Abu Dhabi.
Jean Nouvel, a Pritzker Prize-winning French architect designed this archipelago at sea with a seamless blend of French design and Arabian heritage. Touted to be the largest art gallery in the Arabian Peninsula, Louvre showcases art from the Eastern and Western world, promoting cross-cultural integration.
This floating dome of light and shade is a really complex geometric pattern of 7,850 stars in eight different layers. When sunlight passes through this dome, it creates an alluring 'rain of light', inspired from the overlapping of palm trees in UAE’s oases. Walking through this serene promenade overlooking the lapis lazuli sea beneath this geometric dome is sure to transport you to another world.
A stimulating attraction for kids and adults alike, Louvre Abu Dhabi boasts a dazzling collection of artworks, artefacts and loans from France’s top museums. The collection here is symbolic of the entirety of human evolution, right from its prehistoric rarities to contemporary pieces of art.
- The UAE Government has paid $464 million to use the word "Louvre" for the art gallery
- Louvre is home over 600 diverse artworks, 300 of which are on loan from France.
With your Skip the Line tickets, you can conveniently walk past the mile long queue and soak in generous views of the sea and Abu Dhabi's skyline on your way into the dome. Louvre comprises of 55 detached building housing art galleries, a children's museum, an exhibition, a boutique gift shop, a restaurant and a café.
The 12 museum galleries are chronologically arranged in an inspiring manner, narrating the story of humanity with an artistic filter. Through an incredible collection of art installations, each of these 12 chapters unveil commonalities that have existed through the history of humanity.
Louvre hosts 4 temporary exhibitions every year. These exhibitions are the result of a unique collaboration between Abu Dhabi and France. In partnership with 13 French Museum partners, Louvre Abu Dhabi will bring together exemplary art for visitors of the Middle East.
This specially designed section of Louvre hosts an array of family-focused exhibitions and interactive workshops in both English and Arabic. 'Experiential learning' is at the core of the Children's Museum and the aim is to inspire young minds by imbibing artistic techniques and ideas to their thinking patterns.
- 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
Louvre Abu Dhabi will present 10,000 Years of Luxury, a groundbreaking exhibition that explores the history of luxury. Organized by Louvre Abu Dhabi, Musée des Arts Décoratifs and Agence France-Muséums, this exhibition, which will open on October 30, 2019, features approximately 350 objects including fashion, jewelry, visual art, furniture and design, and explores how luxury has been defined by diverse cultures from Antiquity to the present day. 10,000 Years of Luxury exemplifies Louvre Abu Dhabi’s 2019/2020 season, Changing Societies, which focuses on how culture and creativity reflect major shifts in civilizations. The exhibition considers luxury as a vehicle for understanding the social, economic and political circumstances of a specific time period, as well as how notions of value have evolved throughout history.
- Guided Tour
- Audio Guide
Know Before You Go
Saturday to Wednesday (10:00 AM - 8:00 PM) Thursday and Friday (10:00 AM - 11:00 PM) The museum remains closed on Mondays. Last entry to the museum is 30 minutes prior to the closing time.
Suggested duration of visit - 3 to 4 hours
Be your own guide inside the Louvre
Via geotracking and a specially designed interactive map, you can navigate yourself through the 55 different buildings of the museum.
1 Self Guided Tour using the MultiMedia Guide App
You can download the free Louvre Abu Dhabi - MultiMedia Guide App on PlayStore and AppStore for a self-audio guided tour across the Louvre at no extra cost.
Audio guides are available in Arabic, English, French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Spanish.
2 Self Guided Tour with rented iPad
You can purchase an iPad with a headset for AED 20 at a separate counter and use the same to learn about all the exhibits at Louvre.
While exiting, you have to deposit your iPad in pristine condition to avoid penalty
From Abu Dhabi
* Get on to Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Highway (E12), which can be accessed from either Corniche Road, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Street or Zayed the First Street. Be on E12 till you the Cultural District. Once here, take the first exit after the bridge to reach Louvre.
Bus No - 94 Average Duration - 30 minutes Frequency - Every half an hour Ticket Cost - AED 2 * Stations from Abu Dhabi - Dhafeer Street | Abu Dhabi Bus Station | Hamdan Street | Saadiyat Island.
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
Paid valet parking Free Wi-Fi Cloakrooms & lockers ATM (accepts international cards) Strollers & wheelchairs on loan Prayer room.
Reduced Rates can be availed by:
- Youth between 13 and 22 years of age
- UAE School teachers, College teachers, University faculty
- Members of the UAE military.
- Free admission for children under the age of 13, ICOM/ICOMOS, ICCROM, journalists, disabled visitors( plus one companion)
All supporting documents must be showcased for availing reduced tickets
How To Use Your Tickets
You will receive your tickets via email. You can show the same on your mobile phone. No need to print the tickets.
Your ticket is valid only for the day for which you’ve scheduled the experience.
- Photography is allowed throughout Louvre
- For security purposes, backpacks and luggage are not allowed inside. You can deposit your belongings in the cloakroom provided.
- Food and water are strictly prohibited inside the galleries