Paris's historic Louvre Museum is all geared up to enthrall people in Abu Dhabi, with its signature dome structure and geometric designs decking up the Middle East.
The dome itself weighs 7,500 tons. The Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum has been designed by French architect Jean Nouvel. The museum will be opened to the public on November 11. The Middle Eastern version of the Louvre will stage hundreds of artifacts and works of art from around the world.
In 2007, the Louvre Museum in Paris signed a contract of $525 million to permit the government of Abu Dhabi to use the title 'Louvre' for the museum, for 30 years. A $750 million agreement was signed for further management and assistance from Paris.
The project has been shrouded in controversies ever since it was conceived. Management has been blamed for utilizing migrant workers for construction works, keeping in mind the history of abuse and exploitation of workers the region possesses. UAE authorities, however, state that they have made developments concerning labor rights.
However, the initiative aims to draw crowds from far and near and seems to have already gained huge popularity among the masses.