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.


PARIS FASHION WEEK | Audemars Piguet To Debut At Paris Fashion Week With Ralph & Russo

Paris Fashion Week is set for September 28 to October 6 in both digital and physical form, and luxury watch brand Audemars Piguet is all set to make its debut on the catwalk. The brand is partnering with London couture fashion house Ralph & Russo as it unveils its Spring / Summer 2021 Pret – … Continue reading PARIS FASHION WEEK | Audemars Piguet To Debut At Paris Fashion Week With Ralph & Russo

BACK 2 SCHOOLS | CNN Launches Abu Dhabi Academy For Journalists

The First CNN Academy in the world has opened its doors for applications for journalists of the future to learn about multiplatform storytelling. Starting in January 2021, the intensive learning program will offer a fulltime five-week course with a combination learning sessions and in – person workshops that will take place at CNN at Twofour54 … Continue reading BACK 2 SCHOOLS | CNN Launches Abu Dhabi Academy For Journalists

EMPOWER OF WOMEN | Iranian Actor Golshifteh Farahani Joins Dior Beauty’s Empowering New Initiative

French fashion house Dior has launched its new initiative dedicated to remarkable women from around the world. Inspired by its rich history and extraordinary women, the house of Dior, alongside Christian Dior Parfums, has created its #DIORSTANDSWITHWOMEN and #DIORCHINUP initiatives, to celebrate the impact women have on the world. The initiative, marked by a series … Continue reading EMPOWER OF WOMEN | Iranian Actor Golshifteh Farahani Joins Dior Beauty’s Empowering New Initiative

ARTS & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT | The New Digital – Art Museum Is Coming To Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Culture has announced a collaboration with international art collective teamLab to create a digital-art museum as part of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. The museum will be located in Jeddah, and is set to be called TeamLab Borderless Jeddah and will open in 2023. The 10 – year collaboration agreement between Saudi … Continue reading ARTS & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT | The New Digital – Art Museum Is Coming To Saudi Arabia

ENTERTAINMENT | Paris Hilton Says She ‘Feels Free’ After YouTube Documentary

There’s a scene in a new documentary about Paris Hilton, where the so-called socialite is speaking with former classmates from a Utah boarding school. They joke about how on her reality series ‘The Simple Life’, Hilton pretended to be clueless over many things – including how to perform any sort of manual labor. One bluntly … Continue reading ENTERTAINMENT | Paris Hilton Says She ‘Feels Free’ After YouTube Documentary

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