Saadiyat Island is located about 15 km from the center of Abu Dhabi. It is one of the most popular islands in the emirate. The island is divided into 7 districts, where there is everything for a comfortable rest. In addition, Saadiyat Island has a large sandy public beach.
The island's most popular attractions are the Manarat Al Saadiyat Visitor Center, where you can immerse yourself in the history of the emirate and the island, as well as the Abu Dhabi Art Gallery, where permanent and temporary exhibitions are held. The gallery building is interesting from an architectural point of view - it looks like golden dunes, in which the sun is reflected. The building was designed in Shanghai and moved here piece by piece.
Another highlight of the island is the Louvre Museum of Art, which was opened at the end of 2017. It is generally accepted that this is a branch of a famous museum, but this is not entirely true. The artwork you see here is on a 10-year lease, while the name of the museum is on a 30-year lease. According to official figures, the French Louvre received 400 million euros for the name. The Louvre Abu Dhabi is a temporary home for the masterpieces of Leonardo da Vinci, Van Gogh, Picasso, Magritte, Warhol, and others.
There are two ways to get here - take a taxi or take bus number 192 or 401. The stop is called Saadiyat Public Beach.
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