The city of Abu Dhabi is full of superlatives. The biggest this, the biggest that, the largest this and the tallest that. Amidst all this comes without a surprise, a very awe inspiring place; The Louvre Abu Dhabi which is the largest art museum in the Arabian Peninsula which focuses on the intersection between Eastern and Western art. The museums’ design is a masterpiece in itself, with its breathtaking floating dome structure; an inspiring piece of contemporary design.
Your Louvre museum tour includes entrance tickets and roundtrip transfers. Begin the day with pick up from your hotel, on a comfortable, clean and air-conditioned modern vehicle driven by a professional licensed tour driver and head to Saadiyat Island, where the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum is located. As you enter the museum, you would find it absolutely stunning to stand under a low slung dome, that seems to float apparently weightless and with no obvious means of support, above a cluster of white, cuboid buildings on the seashore. It is an extraordinary structure-180metres (590ft) wide; open to the air on all sides and constructed from an irregular honeycomb of 8 layers of aluminum and stainless steel that filters the sunshine into random shafts of light; creating a pattern of more than 7800 stars that rains down into bright white pools on the granite paving beneath your feet.
As you move forward with your Louvre guided tour, you can view an incredible collection of artworks including artifacts from top French museums viz., Louvre, Center Georges Pompidou, Palace of Versailles and Musee d’Orsay. Boasting 23 galleries for display, the museum presents it’s 600 plus creative artworks, which to provide deep insight into different civilizations and culture, are exhibited and displayed chronologically; starting from prehistoric times and covering almost all civilizations. This will definitely allow you to comprehensively explore the influences and captivating links between varied cultures from across the world.
Apart from its permanent exhibits such as an image of Bactrian princess dating back to 3rd BC, a 3000 year old bracelet, and a 19th century painting, by Osman Hamdi Bey, you’ll get the unique opportunity to see here close to 300 timeless masterpieces that have been loaned from 13 major French institutions like Louvre Museum and the Centre Pompidou. These range from Leonardo da Vinci’s fabulous La Belle Ferronniere painting to the classic Statue of King Ramesses II from Louvre Paris to the astounding Vincent Van Gogh’s self-portrait. Can you imagine for a moment how enlightening and exciting this experience would be?
And that’s not all. With a dedicated space of around 2000 square meters for temporary exhibitions, you will be able to experience several inventive programs, designed in conjunction with French museums throughout the year. And of course, if you are accompanied by little ones, be sure not to miss its exclusive children’s Museum which is focused to promote the understanding on art and culture through artistic techniques. Overall, without a doubt, Visiting the louver, UAE’s latest sensation offers a true feast for travelers; a place which must not be missed, as it’s an inexplicable wonder itself.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Any city hotels & malls in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi port|