Louvre Abu Dhabi is implementing comprehensive precautionary measures to ensure a safe and comfortable experience within the museum.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Tickets can now be purchased on Louvre Abu Dhabi’s website ahead of the museum’s reopening on 24 June. Visitors will once again be able to experience Louvre Abu Dhabi’s world-class collection and view the latest international exhibition, Furusiyya: The Art of Chivalry between East and West, reopening on 1 July and extended to 18 October.
Louvre Abu Dhabi is also pleased to now offer free admission tickets to visitors under the age of 18 as part of the museum’s mission to further engage younger audiences and families.
Manuel Rabaté, Director of Louvre Abu Dhabi, noted “We look forward to giving our museum back to the community and resuming our physical role as a space for sharing our many stories of cultural connections. As we prepare to reopen, we are furthering our commitment to being a mindful museum – a concept that has always been a part of our DNA and is now more urgent than ever before. This approach extends throughout our programming, collection, and the museum building itself as a meditative and contemplative space for the community to come together and find solace through culture, while feeling comfortable and safe. We have planned carefully and methodically alongside the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi to ensure that the appropriate health and safety measures are in place. I want to thank our dedicated staff for their resilience and hard work to prepare for this moment. We are eager and excited to welcome back visitors soon.”
Health and Safety Measures
"Louvre Abu Dhabi is a mindful museum and the health and safety of our visitors and staff are of paramount importance to us. We are implementing comprehensive measures to ensure a safe and comfortable experience within the museum.
"These measures include:
• New opening hours: 10am – 6.30pm daily, closed on Monday. Last museum entry at 5.30pm
• A limited number of visitors per hour to allow for social distancing
• Tickets are only available to purchase via Louvre Abu Dhabi’s website and must be booked for a specific arrival time slot. Once at the museum, visitors may visit for up to 3 hours.
• Thermal scanning of all visitors upon arrival
• Masks and gloves are required for all visitors throughout their stay at the museum
• Credit card or smart payments only at all museum outlets, including food and beverage sites and the boutique"
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