My story with Louvre in Abu Dhabi was short and sad – the museum was opened in November of 2017. ; exactly 3 weeks after I left U.A.E for good and moved back to Zagreb, Croatia.
I felt so bad that I left Dubai right before they opened it. However it didn’t take me too long to take vacation and visit friends back there. This time I didn’t want to miss Louvre and I booked my ticket online for a 60AED and went on Sunday to avoid weekend. For those who don’t know weekends in U.A.E are from Thursday till Saturday.
Actually there wasn’t many visitors that day and we spent there around 3 hours, mostly because I was trying to make good photos outside of the museum which is in my opinion the most beautiful part of the whole building.
While I’m writing this I would love to sit there for hours and just watch the sun playing around making the different ambient second after second.
The possibility of accessing the museum by boat or finding a pontoon to reach it by foot from the shore is equally extraordinary for each new person entering this amazing piece of art. The project is founded on a major symbol of Arab architecture: the dome; but with it’s evident shift from tradition. Pritzker – prize winning architect Jean Nouvel found inspiration for the concept of Louvre Abu Dhabi in traditional Arabic architectural culture.
One interesting information I stumbled upon when I was making this blog post was that 525 million dollars was paid by the city of Abu Dhabi for the use of the Louvre brand name.
Exhibits are currently limited so do not anticipate a classic european collection of paintings and sculpture, that was kind of a strange thing as I was used to museums that have huge number of exponats .
Opening hours: Sun – Wed & Sat 10am – 8pm, Thu & Fri 10am – 10pm. Closed on Mondays. For more informations their official page.
What I ware :
SUIT : Reserved
SNEAKERS : Adidas
Tell me did you visit Louvre in Paris or maybe the one in Abu Dhabi? What did you like the most?
Want to hear all about it !