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06.12.2017

Louvre in a sea of sand

Abu Dhabi

None of them could have suspected that one day they would be present on the edge of the desert: not Leonardo da Vinci and not Henri Matisse, nor Picasso. Since November 11, their works are on display in Abu Dhabi: in the new Louvre, an architecturally outstanding mega-museum on the island of Saadiyat. What grew out of the sand here will one day stand as much for the new Abu Dhabi as the Sydney Opera does for Australia, or the Empire State Building for New York. The domed roof alone, with its ornamental openings that allow daylight to pass through, is 180 meters in diameter and spans the area of five football pitches. In the neighborhood, Frank O. Gehry will build the Guggenheim Museum Abu Dhabi and Sir Norman Foster the new National Museum. The plans are all downright spectacular.

It’s a good thing that the first thing that came into being was what is particularly important for a relaxing artistic experience: the right luxury hotels are already there, located on Saadiyat beach – a St.Regis and a Park Hyatt providing the highest of levels. Would you like to find out more and be among the first to experience and marvel at the Louvre Abu Dhabi? Together with my team, I am happy to draw up everything for you.