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5 UAE museums we can't wait to visit

The UAE is looking forward to being a hub for arts and culture with an impressive collection of museums

08:00 April 12, 2017
Zayed National Museum

Museums are both the past and the future of the UAE. Now that the world is entering a new era of accelerated knowledge and great technological revolution, the UAE aims to lead, not follow. The UAE is one of the most important historical and cultural countries in the Middle East. As it rapidly evolves into the fast-paced and futuristic country that you see around you today, we’re looking ahead to 5 future museums we cannot wait to visit 


Dubai Museum of the Future

The city of Dubai plans for a ‘Museum of the Future’ to open in 2017 in the Emirates Towers area near Shaikh Zayed Road in Dubai. The Museum of the Future will be an incubator for ideas and real designs, a driver for innovation and a global destination for inventors and entrepreneurs. The museum’s motto is ‘See the future, create the future,’ and has been designed to reflect a new approach to government innovation. The institution will use design, technology prototyping and foresight to create real examples of change. The museum is the first of its kind and represents a leading example of entrepreneurial governments embracing change and creating futuristic visions for a better world.

See more pictures of how the museum will look here.

Location: Emirates Towers, DIFC, Dubai


Guggenheim Abu Dhabi

Guggenheim Abu Dhabi

The Guggenheim Abu Dhabi is a museum of modern art located in the capital. It will serve as a platform for global contemporary art and culture. The museum will feature many of the artistic achievements of today. The Guggenheim will be open with permanent collections, exhibitions and educational programmes in addition to borrowed pieces and visiting collections. The museum will have 13,000 square metres of gallery space and will have four levels that are connected by glass bridges. The building will also include eleven cone-like structures that provide further exhibition space and will serve as the center of modern art and education in Abu Dhabi.

Location: Manarat Al Saadiyat

Contact: 02 6575800


Louvre Abu Dhabi

Overview

The Louvre Abu Dhabi should open in 2017 and to be a universal museum that is home to some of the most beautiful art in the world. The eye catching building was designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel, who designed it in the shape of a shallow dome; a combination of modern architecture and the regions traditions. This art will be displayed from its own collection as well as loans from the leading French museum in Paris. Visitors will be invited to discover how different cultures can share influences as well as mutual historical connections. The collections and exhibits at the Louvre Abu Dhabi will ensure art lovers will receive a global visualization of the ever- evolving history of world art.  The collections will constantly be enriched through loans and local art.

Location: Manarat Al Saadiyat

Contact: 02 6575800


Maritime Museum

Abu Dhabi’s Maritime Museum will highlight the importance of the Arabian Gulf in our daily life. Before the discovery of oil, people of the UAE were very depended on the sea, specifically from pearl diving and fishing. The museum itself will be designed like the interiors of a ship including ramps and floating decks, which will guide the visitors through the exhibition space. The museum will also include a large underwater aquarium, which will feature a traditional dhow floating over the voids of the museum’s interior.

Location: Manarat Al Saadiyat

Contact: 02 6575800


Zayed National Museum

Zayed National Museum

This museum is set to be the National Museum of the UAE. It will feature multiple exhibitions that will tell stories of the Father of the Nation, the late Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan al Nahyan and his process of unifying the UAE. Once visitors enter the Zayed National Museum, they are taken on a journey into the UAE’s culture and history. Shaikh Zayed’s life will be featured in the core gallery of the museum through photographs, key documents and his personal effects. There will also be a falconry and a conservation gallery as well as the Shaikh Zayed Library.

Location: Manarat Al Saadiyat

Contact: 02 6575800