1,000 extra tickets for Louvre Abu Dhabi November 11 opening
October 31, 2017 Share

1,000 extra tickets for Louvre Abu Dhabi November 11 opening

Abu Dhabi: It’s where you watch the rise, fall and rise of humanity throughout time. And it’s the first universal museum in the Arab world.

And while being universal, it will also present Arab and regional art in a historical context, according to organiser.

On November 11, Louvre Abu Dhabi will welcome the public to its 23 galleries, and 12 unforgettable chapters and more than 600 permanents exhibits at Louvre Abu Dhabi.

To accomodate more people for the 11-11 opening, Louvre Abu Dhabi will be releasing 1,000 extra tickets, according to the museum’s social media annoucements. 

Louvre Abu Dhabi tickets available here.

“This is your chance to be a part of history in the making!” Louvre Abu Dhabi stated on its Facebook shoutout.

The opening, which will see numerous VIP guests including French President Emmanuel Macron, will be a grand affair with four days of celebrations, include a series of performances, workshops and shows, organisers said.


These festivities will begin soon after the museum opens to the public at 10am on November 11. During the day, visitors will be able to participate in workshops or take guided tours around the museum, said organisers.


A number of dance and musical performances are also planned for the daytime, and a series of headline acts enthral audiences in the evening.

In addition, the evening of November 11 will also feature a dramatic light-video-theatre performance by French pyrotechnic wizards, Groupe F, to celebrate the collection and architecture of the Louvre Abu Dhabi.

Celebration of diversity

The spectacular opening week programme really is a celebration of diversity, bringing together talented musicians, artists and performers from countries spanning the globe, and will offer a colourful and unforgettable experience to launch this project. 

To explore Louvre Abu Dhabi’s galleries is to discover art’s role beyond beauty, said organisers. 

“Creativity, cross-cultural understanding and humanity’s innate fascination with discovering new ideas and traditions from around the world are at the heart of Louvre Abu Dhabi’s ethos and collections,” said Manuel Rabaté, director of Louvre Abu Dhabi. 

“Despite our differences that distinguish us, nothing separates us if we meditate in the essence of our humanity. Discover more interesting links that bring us together through the various sections of the Louvre in Abu Dhabi.

“We have more in common than we realize… See humanity in a new light…We do not need to read from the same book to be on the same page…The essence of humanity is in the eyes of history.”

These are some of the themes being proposed with the Louvre Abu Dhabi museum.


Louvre Abu Dhabi museum hours:

Saturdays to Wednesdays: 10 am – 8 pm
Thursdays to Fridays: 10 am to 10 pm.
Museum doors are closed on Mondays.

Louvre Abu Dhabi background

Louvre Abu Dhabi, a massive structure designed by French architect Jean Nouvel, is a museum with over 600 permanent exhibits that will allow visitors to gain a better understanding of human creativity throughout the ages.

It also represents a milestone in the vision of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, who led the commissions to build a network of global projects in Abu Dhabi that also include branches of the Sorbonne, New York University and Cleveland Clinic.

First universal museum in the Arab world

At the outset, it is the very first universal museum in the Arab world, displaying an expansive array of human cultural production from Africa, to Asia, Europe and the Americas.

Louvre Abu Dhabi will act as a conduit not only for the Middle East to learn from western best practices, but will also channel Middle Eastern and “global south” best practices and knowledge to the West.

There are just as many lessons we can teach as there are to learn from the world, and that is the opportunity that Louvre Abu Dhabi will hopefully present.

Since the museum is designed in a chronological order of displays, the Louvre Abu Dhabi will also present Arab and regional art in a historical context.

Organisers said it will redefine and answer the question of what constitutes art and culture, which for centuries been based on Euro-centric ideas of beauty and aesthetics.

After all, an appreciation of regional cultures, aesthetics and artistic traditions are essential to understand the world we live in.

These include Quranic manuscripts and modern Arabic Hurufism art, tent making, dhow building, and a wide selection of artefacts and adornments that are currently on display at the Lest We Forget exhibition at Warehouse 421 — including jewellery, daggers, burkas and traditional garments worn by Emirati women and men.


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