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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 25 June 2018

French ambassador posts pictures from the Louvre Abu Dhabi

The social media savvy diplomat said he was, "Amazed by progress made by great teams working 24/7"

General view of the Louvre Abu Dhabi construction site on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi on June 22, 2017. Christopher Pike / The National
General view of the Louvre Abu Dhabi construction site on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi on June 22, 2017. Christopher Pike / The National

The French ambassador to the UAE, Ludovic Pouille, has tweeted pictures from his recent visit to The Louvre Abu Dhabi.

The social media-savvy diplomat said he was: "Amazed by progress made by great teams working 24/7".

Mr Pouille posted pictures of the museum's exterior, including its 7,000-tonne dome, which shelters many of the museum's gallery spaces while creating a micro-climate for its internal plaza areas.

They also show the Louvre Abu Dhabi's concrete beach, whose steps have been designed to act as an amphitheatre-like public gathering space and viewing platform, just opposite the main museum complex.

The ambassador's final photo shows the museum's vast temporary exhibition space, which has been purpose-built to house travelling exhibitions and shows.

Although the exact date for the Louvre Abu Dhabi's opening has not been confirmed yet, officials have said it will open later this year.

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