One of the most spectacular places to visit in Abu Dhabi!
Located in the heart of the Saadiyat Cultural District on Saadiyat Island, the Louvre Abu Dhabi displays works of historical, cultural and sociological significance, from ancient times to the contemporary era. It is known as the first universal museum in the Arab World, translating and fostering the spirit of openness between cultures.
Designed by Pritzker-prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel, @louvreabudhabi encompasses 9,200 square metres of galleries, enriched by loans from Musee du Louvre, Musee d'Orsay, and Centre Pompidou in Paris.
Inspired by the cupola, a distinctive feature in Arabic architecture, Nouvel’s dome is a complex, geometric structure composed of 7,850 stars. These stars are repeated at various sizes and angles in eight different layers. As the sun passes above, its light filters through the perforations in the dome, creating an enchanting effect within the museum, known as the ‘rain of light'. This tribute to nature is inspired by the palm trees of Abu Dhabi. Their leaves filter and soften the bright sunlight from above, projecting a dappled pattern on the ground.
Pretty impressive, isn’t it?
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