ARTS & CULTURE | You Can Now Take An Online Tour Of The Louvre Abu Dhabi For Free

Opened to the public in November 2017, The Louvre in Abu Dhabi was inaugurated in partnership with its original French cousin, The Louvre Paris, and is currently the only other Louvre in the world. With 8,000 square meters of galleries – it is the largest art museum in the Arabian Peninsula. Since the coronavirus outbreak, like many other institution in the region, the Louvre Abu Dhabi has been closed to the public, however, the museum recently offered audio tours on its app for an immersive art experience. There are over 150 tours that are offered in seven languages, including Arabic, English, French, Mandarin, Russian, German and Hindi. The curated clips take you through the fascinating stories behind the museum’s ever-growing roster of exhibits.

Featuring a global selection of over 600 pieces of art drawn from their growing permanent collection – the audio tours take you through ancient Mesopotamian civilizations and Neolithic revolutions to the legend of the dancing Shiva and everything in between. The app also offers a few curated ‘highlight’ tours to glance over the museum’s exhibits in 60 minutes or 40 minutes – depending on the time you have available.

If you are interested in more than the art galleries and historical exhibition, the app offers guided architecture tours as well. For those who wouldn’t mind a virtual guided ‘walk’ under the dome or a lazy stroll around  an ancient fountain from Damascus, Syria, there a host of video tours guiding you through many historical structure currently housed at the museum where you can stop to admire their delicate and colorful geometric tilings or ancient limestone surface. For those who are interested in the remarkable architecture of the museum itself, there is a guided tour taking you through the concept and inspiration behind the building.


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