Do you want to feel what is like to be in Paris without even actually traveling or spending much? Do you want to see a glimpse of the famous Louvre museum there? Worry no more, as the government of Abu Dhabi has opened their doors of the Louvre Abu Dhabi – which is comparable to that of Paris’ own.
The Louvre Abu Dhabi just got inaugurated last November 08, 2017 and we didn’t want to miss this opportunity. So during the UAE national holidays, we went there and explored the beautiful galleries and artworks inside. The experience in itself is a lesson of history, and every piece of art was beautifully designed, constructed and made with love.
Inside of the museum is a look back on the histories of China, France, Egypt, Middle East and other countries. For all art lovers and even those who couldn’t appreciate much, you will really be able to enjoy this gallery full of sculptures, artifacts, paintings and the like.
From the waiting line, you shall enter the museum proper and look the information desk – from there you can grab your map guide (note: it is written in English, French, and Arabic). After grabbing your map guide, you can go directly to the payment area to buy your tickets.
HOW TO GET THERE:
- From Al Wahda Mall you need to hop on Bus 94 and stop at Louvre Abu Dhabi Saadiyat Island. From the stop, you need to walk for about 3-5 minutes. Fare: DHS 2.00
- From Hamdan, you need to take 94 at Brands for Less bus stop and drop at Louvre Abu Dhabi Saadiyat Island. From the stop, you need to walk for about 3-5 minutes.
Fare: DHS 2.00
- You can take the taxi if you want, but it will be more expensive than commuting.
Fare: DHS 12.00 (minimum fare)
There is entrance fee upon entering the museum.
For adults: DHS 60.00
For art club member: DHS 450.00 for 1 year / DHS 1,000.00 for 1 year good for 5 persons
For 18-22 years of age: discounted price of DHS 30.00
For 13 years old and below: FREE
- If you want to visit the museum several times/ unlimited just sign up for their art club membership for you to enjoy the benefits like no queuing in line, and entering the museum any time you want to.
- Going there on weekends will have a lot of people. We recommend going there during the weekdays for you to be able to enjoy it.
- If you really want to get to know each of the art pieces that were put in the museum please do avail the tablet guide for only DHS 20.00.
- Take time to read all the descriptions written so you will appreciate it more.
- For wi-fi addicts or bloggers who want to update their followers, don’t worry because there’s also free wifi for you to be able to post your pictures online.
- Please book your ticket online so you won’t take the queue for ticket buyers.
- Commute if you can on a weekend, so that it will be less hassle for you to park your car.
- Please allow 4-6 hours at the museum because an hour is not enough and take your patience with you for you will walk a lot. Also, wear comfortable shoes!
- Waiting time for the bus 94 is every 30 minutes.