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Visitors look at exhibits during the opening of the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum on November 11, 2017 on Saadiyat island in the Emirati capital. / AFP / KARIM SAHIB
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Emirati visitors look at exhibits during the opening of the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum on November 11, 2017 on Saadiyat island in the Emirati capital. / AFP / KARIM SAHIB
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A statue of Gudea, prince of the independent kingdom of Lagash in the late 3rd millennium, is pictured during the opening of the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum on November 11, 2017 on Saadiyat island in the Emirati capital. / AFP / KARIM SAHIB
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Visitors look at exhibits during the opening of the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum on November 11, 2017 on Saadiyat island in the Emirati capital. / AFP / KARIM SAHIB
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Dancers from Korean musical ensemble "Baraji" perform during the opening of the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum on November 11, 2017 on Saadiyat island in the Emirati capital. / AFP / Karim SAHIB
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President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos (2nd-L) and his wife Maria (3rd-L) are escorted by Mohamad Khalifa al-Mubarak (L), the chariman of Abu Dhabi tourism and culture authority, during the opening of the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum on November 11, 2017 on Saadiyat island in the Emirati capital. / AFP / KARIM SAHIB
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A general view shows part of the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum designed by French architect Jean Nouvel on November 11, 2017 during its official opening to public on Saadiyat island in the Emirati capital. More than a decade in the making, the Louvre Abu Dhabi opened its doors bringing the famed name to the Arab world for the first time. - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION - TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION / AFP / GIUSEPPE CACACE / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION - TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION
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Dancers from Korean musical ensemble "Baraji" perform during the opening of the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum on November 11, 2017 on Saadiyat island in the Emirati capital. / AFP / Karim SAHIB
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Visitors look at exhibits during the opening of the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum on November 11, 2017 on Saadiyat island in the Emirati capital. / AFP / KARIM SAHIB
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Visitors look at exhibits during the opening of the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum on November 11, 2017 on Saadiyat island in the Emirati capital. / AFP / KARIM SAHIB
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Visitors look at exhibits during the opening of the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum on November 11, 2017 on Saadiyat island in the Emirati capital. / AFP / KARIM SAHIB
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A visitor takes a photo of a piece of a series of nine panels titled "Untitled I-IX" by American artist Cy Twombly at the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum on November 11, 2017 during its official opening to the public on Saadiyat island in the Emirati capital. More than a decade in the making, the Louvre Abu Dhabi opened its doors bringing the famed name to the Arab world for the first time. - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION - TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION / AFP / GIUSEPPE CACACE / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION - TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION
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Visitors look at exhibits during the opening of the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum on November 11, 2017 on Saadiyat island in the Emirati capital. / AFP / KARIM SAHIB
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Visitors walk past a piece of art titled "Germination" by Italian artist Giuseppe Penone at the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum on November 11, 2017 during its official opening to the public on Saadiyat island in the Emirati capital. More than a decade in the making, the Louvre Abu Dhabi opened its doors bringing the famed name to the Arab world for the first time. - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION - TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION / AFP / GIUSEPPE CACACE / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION - TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION
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President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos (R) is pictured during a visit to the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum on November 11, 2017 on Saadiyat island in the Emirati capital. / AFP / GIUSEPPE CACACE
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Visitors tour the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum on November 11, 2017 during its official opening to the public on Saadiyat island in the Emirati capital. More than a decade in the making, the Louvre Abu Dhabi opened its doors bringing the famed name to the Arab world for the first time. - / AFP / GIUSEPPE CACACE
Updated 13 November 2017

Art fans gearing up for Louvre Abu Dhabi

After a decade of expectation, the Louvre Abu Dhabi opened its doors to the public on Saturday. Art fans from around the world geared up to take in all that the museum has to offer.



(Photo courtesy: AFP)