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There Are Two World-Class International Exhibitions At Louvre Abu Dhabi But Only For A Limited Time

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The Louvre Abu Dhabi is a masterpiece both inside and out.

The moment it opened its doors in 2017, tourists and residents alike flocked to see the seemingly floating dome, the permanent collections and compelling installations.

But it’s the unmissable exhibitions that will keep you coming back, the museum shares a close connection with its Parisien sibling and each year, Louvre Abu Dhabi hosts four international exhibitions which come directly from partnered French museums.

General admission tickets from AED63 available here now.

Currently, there are two world-class exhibitions in situ, along with the world’s oldest pearl, pieces from iconic luxury fashion houses, and a unique installation that invites guests to step into a cloud of perfume.

Here are the unmissable installations currently at the Louvre Abu Dhabi

1. Explore bohemian Paris in the 1920s

A brilliantly curated show, featuring more than 80 artworks from the most influential artists of the 1920s, includes masterpieces from Picasso, Chagall and Modigliani & Co.

Why visit? A trip will give you an insight into the lives of foreign artists in Paris during an extraordinary artistic renaissance. You’ll see various artistic movements including fauvism and cubism, works from important artists of the time will be highlighted along with discovering the famous bohemian Parisien districts where creatives from around the world flocked during the period.

When? Now until December 7

2. Gain an in-depth insight into 10,000 years of luxury

350 extraordinary objects, from fashion and jewellery to art, furniture and design that have defined luxury over 10,000 years.

This exhibition looks at the interpretation of luxury by different cultures, from extravagant offerings for the divine to golden furniture fit for royalty, (think 18th century Versailles) and the iconic couture of fashion houses and virtuoso objects of luxury houses, like Christian Dior, Chanel, Cartier, Balenciaga and Hermès. This is a MUST for fashion-lovers.

Guests will explore women’s role in luxury, in a display that highlights the intricacy of each object, whether it be age, craftsmanship, or rarity.

With collections from Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Musée du Louvre and Musée du Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac to name just a few, a visit will make you consider the world’s current outlook on luxury while evaluating the most valuable luxuries of all; time and freedom of movement,

While you’re there: Don’t miss the one-off installation from Cartier, the epitome of modern luxury.

When? Now until February 18

3. Scent lovers must visit The Perfumed Cloud

This immersive experience invites you to step into a transparent glass cube, that’s located over water and under the Louvre Abu Dhabi’s spectacular dome. Within the dome is a spiral staircase, as you ascend you’ll notice a change in temperature as you step into a floating scented cloud… Bliss!

Dubbed the USO, (Unidentified Scented Object) the installation was created by the Maison Cartier in-house perfumer Mathilde Laurent with Transsolar KlimaEngineerin and ties-in with the theme of luxury in a dramatic, yet fitting way.

When? Until February 1. Closing dates: November 8 until November 23 (accurate?)

Skip the queues, book your tickets now

How much? AED63 for entry which includes admission to the museum galleries, exhibitions, museum cafe and dome.

How to get there? 60 minutes from Dubai, free parking available. Directions here

More info and tickets here.

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