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The Louvre… in Abu Dhabi?!

The LouvreAbu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates is to get its own Louvre. The Louvre in Paris has announced that it will be opening a branch of its world-famous museum in the UAE capital. The Arab Gulf state is said to be paying 400 million euros just to use The Louvre name.   Opinions in France are very much divided with critics saying they are selling out for oil money. The new Louvre Abu Dhabi is not expected to open until 2012.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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