France's Macron, Arab leaders to inaugurate Louvre Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – French President Emmanuel Macron will be joining Arab leaders to inaugurate the new Louvre Abu Dhabi Wednesday evening.


The museum marks a major cultural achievement for the UAE after a decade-long wait and questions about the condition laborers on the project faced.


Artwork at the new Louvre offers a brief history of the world and its major religions, not shying away from Judaism in a country that officially doesn't recognize Israel.


The museum opens to the public on Saturday.


First published: 11.08.17, 08:01