Hotelandrest.com, one of the UAEâ€™s leading travel and tourism website has awarded the Louvre Abu Dhabi a spot in its Top 5 Museums of the world ranking. Its distinctive architecture, innovative design and the advanced technology incorporated into its engineering are among the highlights that led to the new museumâ€™s international recognition and widespread success.
The website reports the Louvre Abu Dhabiâ€™s signature dome that looms above it, is a standout feature that has won itself the epithet of being as impressive and as aesthetically pleasing as the iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris.
The building by itself is considered an ingenious, architectural wonder of the modern world, and has elevated Abu Dhabiâ€™s reputation of being a home to a wide variety of architecturally distinctive buildings. The concept of the Louvre has been designed to resemble a massive silver dome that appears to float over the whole city when in fact weighing approximately 7,500 tons, the equivalent of the Eiffel Towerâ€™s weight.
Its architect Jean Nouvel took inspiration from Arabian architecture before designing the dome that comprises of 7,850 stars, splattered in different in sizes and angles across 8 layers. As the sun traverses across the horizon, its rays filter through these layers to create palm tree-shaped shadows in the museum interiors. This inspiring effect that has earned itself the moniker â€śRay of Lightâ€ť, and is a curious phenomenon that attracts visitors from all over the world.
What makes the Louvre Abu Dhabi so monumental is the fact that itâ€™s the first of its kind in the UAE to unite the civilizations and the heritage of mankind under one roof, making it a phenomenal addition to the countryâ€™s cultural landscape.
The following is the list published by Hotelandrest.com for the five best museums of the world;
- Louvre Museum Paris, France
Located on the right bank of the River Seine, the Louvre Museum sits on an area of 60,600 square meters, and is home to more than 35,000 pre-historic and modern 21st century artefacts. With more than 8 million visitors a year, the Louvre Museum is the most popular museum in the world.
- The State Hermitage Museum St Petersburg, Russia
With the largest collection of paintings, Hermitage Museum maps out the history of mankind with art dating back to the stone age, right to the present. Most noteworthy are its golden rooms filled with precious gems and gold.
- The Louvre Abu Dhabi, the UAE
The Louvre Abu Dhabi houses a unique collection of 620 artworks that include a series of individual pieces sourced from different collections that include 13 French and international cultural establishments. These works are displayed across 23 permanent galleries that reflect the spirit and soul of the Arabian city.
- The British Museum London, the UK
Visitors can experience millions of artworks representing the entirety of the world at this sought-after museum. Tracing the history of mankind and the evolution of culture, The British Museum have pavilions dedicated to Egypt, Greece, the Roman civilization, Asia, Africa, and medieval Europe.
- The Egyptian Museum Cairo, Egypt
The prestigious Egyptian Museum also known as Museum of Cairo boasts the most complete collection of Egyptian art in the world. Among its troves are thousands of ancient treasures that include the famous antiques straight from the tomb of Tutankhamun.