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Louvre Abu Dhabi marks 1st anniversary

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Abu Dhabi, Nov 10 (IANS/WAM) celebrated its first anniversary on Saturday and announced that it welcomed over one million visitors in its first year, establishing itself as one of the leading cultural institutions on the global stage.

Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi, said: "One year ago we spoke about as Abu Dhabi's gift to the world and today we are proud to have shared it with more than one million visitors already.

"has become an icon and a favourite destination both for our local communities and visitors to the city."

UAE residents represent 40 per cent of the museum's total number of visitors. has also become a global magnet for international visitors who account for 60 per cent of visits, said Al Mubarak.

He said that visitors to come from all parts of the globe, including the Middle East, and Asia, with France, Germany, China, UK, the US, and being the top visitors.

Overall, is the top nationality of visitors, the said.

Since its opening on 11 November, 2017, in partnership with French museum partners and as part of its first season "A World of Exchanges", presented four international exhibitions.

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First Published: Sat, November 10 2018. 14:50 IST
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