Launching of Louvre Abu Dhabi moved to 2016

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The launching of Louvre Abu Dhabi has been pushed back until next year due to building work still necessitates to do. The museum was initially set to kick off in 2012 but that objective was postponed until this 2015.

Launching of Louvre Abu Dhabi moved to 2016

Launching of Louvre Abu Dhabi moved to 2016

The chairman of Abu Dhabi’s Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), Ali Majed Al Mansoori stated in a report that authorities were now seeking for late 2016. As their concentration will now refer to the remaining work on the underneath of the cladding and the Louvre Abu Dhabi continues on course for opening in the second half of 2016

The chairman did not provide any basis for the postponement in the construction work at the $650 million project, which is part of the emirate’s wider plan to further and advance its tourist records.

TDIC is expanding a cultural district on Saadiyat Island which will lodge branches of the Louvre and Guggenheim museums, plus the Zayed National Museum.

Mr Al Mansoori did not disclose the opening dates for the Guggenheim and Zayed National Museum however, he mentioned that deals for both museums would be awarded immediately, with ground-breaking for the Zayed Museum approximated by the end of 2015 and at the Guggenheim in the first half of 2016.

Mohamed Dekkak

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