In 2017, the Louvre Museum opened the doors of an annexe in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates. Don’t let the word ‘annexe’ fool you, though. Louvre Abu Dhabi is a vast complex with more than a thousand extraordinary works of art and hundreds of thousands of visitors annually. The stunning architecture of the building, the unique permanent collection and the exceptional exhibitions make this museum a fascinating attraction. A must-see when you visit Abu Dhabi or have a stopover there during your travels.
Louvre Abu Dhabi attracts crowds of tourists yearly who make a (free) stopover by plane. You can easily visit the museum even with a 6-hour layover at Abu Dhabi Airport. A taxi will take you to the museum entrance in half an hour. The real art lover prefers to book a night to have time for this impressive museum.
Louvre Museum Abu Dhabi Opening hours
Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:30 pm.
Tickets for Louvre Abu Dhabi
The price for a ‘regular’ ticket is 16.50 euros.
You can purchase the tickets from the Abu Dhabi Louvre website through their website. You can also reliably buy them here for the same amount. This last option allows you to easily cancel up to 24 hours in advance. Please note: Young people under 18 can enter for free.
If you want to do more sightseeing during your visit to Abu Dhabi, consider a combi ticket, which gives you a discount. Such as a combination of the Louvre and the Qasr Al Watan palace, where you can also visit the gardens. These two must-sees are 17 kilometres apart.
And Abu Dhabi is not Abu Dhabi if you can’t also do ‘crazy’ excursions. How about kayaking or canoeing through the Louvre? (note: you only visit the outside of the building).
Visit Louvre from Dubai
You can also visit the Louvre in Abu Dhabi if you are staying in Dubai or have a more extended layover at Dubai airport. The drive to the museum from the city takes about 1.5 hours. You can go by train, taxi and bus. Emirates airline sometimes also offers its own transport with which you can travel to Abu Dhabi.
The easiest way to visit the museum is with a combi ticket, which includes your transport. You can then be picked up at the airport or the city centre and dropped off again. For example, you visit both the Sheikh Zayed (grand) mosque and the Louvre museum with this option.