ABU DHABI – Museums and cultural sites are expected to re-open June 24 in the Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi, announced Tuesday the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi).
A selected number of museums and cultural sites in the emirate are ready to welcome visitors starting June 24th.
Strict health and safety guidelines and precautionary measures will be implemented in a selected number of museums and cultural sites, including Louvre Abu Dhabi, Qasr Al Hosn, and the Cultural Foundation’s exhibition and Artists in Residence studio.
Al Ain Oasis outdoor areas, Qasr Al Muwaiji, Al Jahili Fort and Al Ain Palace Museum will also reopen.
"Announcing the reopening of our cultural sites is a significant step in helping residents and visitors to Abu Dhabi to accelerate a return to ‘normal’ life in the emirate," Saood Al Hosani, Acting Undersecretary of DCT Abu Dhabi told WAM.
"Our cultural sites will help to heal and alleviate any accumulated stress that might have built up over the past ‘lockdown’ period, as we believe that art and culture have the power to help people come together and heal,” said Hosani.
“At DCT Abu Dhabi we are proud to be able to enable that through the work that we do, leveraging the power inherent in art to help re-engage the community and support its return to normalcy in these unprecedented times
"The preventative measures implemented across the emirate will be giving people added confidence that they can return to their favorite cultural sites safety," he added.
At Louvre Abu Dhabi, visitors will once again be able to experience the museum’s world-class collection and view the latest international exhibition, Furusiyya: The Art of Chivalry between East and West, from 1 July to 18th October 2020.