The Louvre Abu Dhabi is recognized as one of the most iconic monuments in the world, attracting millions of visitors every year. This architectural marvel, which contains incredible art and artifacts, is a must for anyone vacationing in Abu Dhabi.
The origins of the world famous Louvre Museum go back 800 years. Originally brought to life around 1190 by King Philippe Augusta as a fortress to protect the city from attackers, today this museum is one of the most coveted museums in the world with at least 7.4 million visitors a year. If you stay in 5 star hotels in Abu Dhabi like spectacular Anantara Eastern Mangroves Abu Dhabi Hotel the Louvre and other city attractions are just a blink of an eye away.
Displaying art and artifacts from around the world, the artworks at the Louvre Abu Dhabi add a creative touch to the story of humanity. With more than 600 works of art, the museum has recently built up its own collection. Among the most popular pieces in the collection are a 1922 painting by Piet Mondrian and a Bactrian princess from Central Asia.
Designed by Pritzker award-winning architect Jean Nouvel with inspiration from the region’s prosperous architectural traditions and the museum’s exotic location, Louvre Abu Dhabi is one of the most modern urban wonders in the world. The incredible architecture of this remarkable museum is also best appreciated by opting for a kayak tour.
Louvre Abu Dhabi, brought to life as a result of a collaboration between the UAE and France, is the first universal museum in Dubai that showcases the region’s rich multicultural heritage. While construction of the museum began way back in 2007, foundations were laid in 2010, followed by the flooding of the sites in 2016. Interestingly, at least 4,000 men were employed on various levels of the structure during the construction process.