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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 20 June 2018

Prince Andrew, Duke of York, visits Louvre Abu Dhabi

Britain’s Prince Andrew is the latest senior official to visit Louvre Abu Dhabi.

From left to right: Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of the Department of Culture & Tourism – Abu Dhabi; Prince Andrew, Duke of York and Princess Beatrice of York; Manuel Rabaté, Director of Louvre Abu Dhabi and Saif Ghobash, Director General of the Department of Culture & Tourism – Abu Dhabi.
From left to right: Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of the Department of Culture & Tourism – Abu Dhabi; Prince Andrew, Duke of York and Princess Beatrice of York; Manuel Rabaté, Director of Louvre Abu Dhabi and Saif Ghobash, Director General of the Department of Culture & Tourism – Abu Dhabi.

Britain’s Prince Andrew, Duke of York is the latest senior official to visit Louvre Abu Dhabi. The duke and his daughter Princess Beatrice joined Aleksandar Vučić, president of Serbia; Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Bahrain, Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Juan Carlos I, the former King of Spain and Yousef Al Otaiba, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the United States, and Mary McAleese, former President of Ireland.

Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, chairman of the Department of Culture & Tourism and Manuel Rabaté, director of Louvre Abu Dhabi were among those who escorted the officials on their tours of the Louvre.

Since its opening on November 11, Louvre Abu Dhabi has welcomed many dignitaries from around the world. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, have shown a number of leaders the first museum to bear the Louvre name outside of France. French president Emmanuel Macron was joined by others such as King Mohammed VI of Morocco, Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, and the presidents of Colombia and Nepal at the opening.

King Mohammed VI of Morocco, right, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, centre, and Emmanuel Macron, president of France, third right, attend the opening ceremony of the Louvre Abu Dhabi. Hamad Al Kaabi / Crown Prince Court - Abu Dhabi
King Mohamed VI of Morocco (R), Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Emmanuel Macron, President of France (3rd R), attend the opening ceremony of the Louvre Abu Dhabi. Hamad Al Kaabi / Crown Prince Court

“[The Louvre] symbolises our ability to build bridges of communication, in a world that they want it to be a scene for clash of civilisations. It also reflects our ability to fight darkness with light, ignorance with arts, apathy with creativity, extremism with artistic beauty, created by human minds thousands years ago,” Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid said at the event’s opening.

Noura Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture with HH Sh Zayed bin Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan and Ludovic Pouille  Ambassador of France. The Crown Prince Court - Abu Dhabi
Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, the UAE’s culture minister, Noura Al Kaabi, along with France’s ambassador to the UAE, Ludovic Pouille. The Crown Prince Court - Abu Dhabi

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