Louvre Abu Dhabi
Located on the Saadiyat Island, the emirate’s new cultural district, Louvre Abu Dhabihouses a fabulous collection of artworks from various eras and cultures around the world.
The creations on display are of outstanding quality, ranging from prehistoric artefacts to contemporary artworks. Nevertheless, visitors will also have the chance to admire a number of masterpieces borrowed from world-class French institutions, such as Leonardo da Vinci’s “La Belle Ferronniere”, Monet’s “Gare Saint-Lazare”, or “Madonna and Child” by Giovanni Bellini.
Designed by Pritzker-prize winning architect Jean Nouvel, this one-of-a-kind universal museum is also an engineering tour de force, with a dazzling silvery dome hat seems to float above a cluster of white, cubical buildings reminiscent of traditional low-lying Arab settlements.