Guggenheim, Abu Dhabi
A jewel of the UAE, Abu Dhabi city is making a huge global impact with its efforts in creating spaces dedicated to people’s love for arts and culture. Joining hands with some of the biggest institutions in the Western World, Abu Dhabi has many projects to showcase fine art and valuable cultural masterpieces.
As a visitor to this wonderful city, you can witness all this for yourself.
Guggenheim Abu Dhabi
As part of Abu Dhabi’s commitment to being a world cultural capital and a centre for arts-related tourism, the Guggenheim Museum, Abu Dhabi, was sanctioned in 2006. When you visit Abu Dhabi, you will experience the luxury and retail culture that the city is famous for. And with the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi opening, you will also have a chance to marvel at artefacts, emblems and works that represent Islamic and Middle Eastern culture from across the region. The museum will be home to global contemporary art of all mediums from the 1960s to the present day. At the Guggenheim Museum, visitors will be able to immerse themselves in a world-class facility spread over 320,000 sq. ft. designed by the famous architect Frank Gehry.
With an innovative design that breaks the barriers of 21st-century experimental architecture, the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi is a sight to behold. The Abu Dhabi Centre is 12 times the size of the famous New York Guggenheim and is surrounded on three sides by the waters of the Gulf. A visit to this place will allow you the chance to view the Gulf region’s architectural and design revolution up close. The layouts for the galleries are nothing like the conventional museum spaces across the world. The institution takes inspiration from large industrial studio spaces.
Its location of this museum is on the Saadiyat Island off the coast of Abu Dhabi city. This area has been earmarked as a hub of a world-class cultural and arts district that will house many other ambitious projects and attractions. When in this complex dedicated to art and history, you will never be too far away from an exhibition or a gallery. Some of the nearby attractions include the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the Zayed National Museum, and a new maritime museum.
With the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi opening date set for the second half of 2016, prepare yourself for an Abu Dhabi experience that is complete in every sense. When you stay at a DAMAC Maison hotel, we will help you discover every layer and facet of the city, from its markets to its galleries, ensuring that the trip will be etched in memory. Discover the world’s treasures on one big island, set amidst some of the best architecture in the world and part of a larger luxury experience. The Guggenheim, Abu Dhabi, and other attractions are an art lover’s dream come true, and with our arranged tours, you can take back these wonderful moments of discovery from an unforgettable Abu Dhabi trip.