Designed by architect Jean Nouvel, the museum was originally meant to open in 2012, and the date was then moved to 2016. Work began in earnest in 2009. It now has a permanent collection of more than 600 artworks from around the world, including India, representing different civilisations and historical periods, besides a carousel of works on loan. There are 23 permanent galleries. This year, it will display 300 artworks from 13 key French institutions.
Louvre Abu Dhabi is only the opening attraction of an ambitious Cultural District taking shape on the island of Saadiyat. | Photo Credit AP