Louvre Abu Dhabi

Created by an exceptional agreement between the governments of Abu Dhabi and France, Louvre Abu Dhabi was designed by Jean Nouvel and opende on Saadiyat Island in November 2017. The museum is inspired by traditional Islamic architecture adn its moumental dome creates a rain of light efect and a unique social space that brings people together. 

Louvre Abu Dhabi celebrates the universal creativity of mankind and invites audiences to see humanity in a new light. Through its innovative curatorial approach, the museum focuses on building understanding across cultures: through stories of human creativity that transcend civilisations, geographies and times. 

The museum’s growing collection is unparalleled in the region adn spans thousands of years of human history, including prehistoric tools, artefacts, religious texts, iconic paintings and contemporary artworks. Te permanent collection is supplemented by rotating loans from 13 French partner institutions, regional and international museums. 

Louvre Abu Dhabi is a testing ground for new ideas in a globalised world and champions new generations of cultural leaders. Its international exhibitions, programming and children’s musuem are inclusive platforms that connect communities and offer enjoyment for all. 


Louvre Abu Dhabi, Cultural District
Saadiyat Island
Tel: +971 600 56 55 66



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