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12 things you should know about Louvre Abu Dhabi: Its origins

Just how long does it take for you to view all the artwork in the Louvre?

11:30 October 31, 2017
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Dubai: Sitting by the banks of the Seine, in Paris, is the Musée du Louvre, the original museum, that will soon see its sister site opening its doors in Abu Dhabi.

France’s Louvre is the world’s largest museum and covers a total area of 652,300 square feet. In 2016, it was the world’s most visited art museum, receiving 7.3 million visitors.

And it’s no wonder why. The museum is home to more than 380,000 objects, and displays over 35,000 works of art to the public.


From Egyptian antiques, ancient Greek and Roman sculptures, to paintings by the old masters, crown jewels and artefacts, the Louvre’s works span centuries and can have visitors strolling around its corridors for days without seeing the same masterpiece twice.

In fact, it will take you 100 days to cover the entire museum — if you arrive when it opens and leave when it closes, and spend 30 seconds on each artwork.