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This weekend you can visit the Louvre Abu Dhabi for free

Save your dirhams…

If visiting the beautiful Louvre Abu Dhabi is on your to-do list, now is the time to finally tick it off.

This week on Saturday, May 18, 2024, the iconic art museum on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi is offering free entry to all UAE residents. Why? Because it is International Museum Day.

What do I have to do to get free access?

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If you’re wondering, ‘What’s the catch?’, there isn’t. All you need is your valid Emirates ID. You can enter for free by showing this at the cash register. That is it!

Don’t forget to wear comfortable shoes as there is a wealth of paintings, artefacts, sculptures and much more to discover.

Still you want to come back…

Louvre Abu Dhabi has also announced what art lovers can expect in the new season, and it’s sure to have you shouting, “Let’s Gogh!”

That’s right! In October 2024, the Louvre Abu Dhabi will be home to several major loans from the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, including paintings by the one and only, Vincent van Gogh.

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Above: Vincent van Gogh, The Bedroom, 1889. Oil on canvas, 57.3 x 73.5 cm, Musée d’Orsay in Paris. Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (musée d’Orsay) / Hervé Lewandowski

One of Van Gogh’s iconic paintings that will hang in the museum is The bedroom. It shows Van Gogh’s bedroom in the ‘Yellow House’ in Arles, France, which he also used as a studio. It will only call Abu Dhabi home for four months, so make sure you check it out.

In addition The bedroomwe can expect two more Van Gogh masterpieces to come to the museum, so keep an eye out for updates. For more information on what to expect next season, visit this link here.

Around the UAE

There will be several museums in the UAE offering free entry for International Museum Day. Keep an eye on social media and whatson.ae for updates.

Louvre Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, free entry on May 18, times not yet known, Tel: (600) 565 566. louvreabudhabi.ae

Images: Louvre Abu Dhabi

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