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Guggenheim Abu Dhabi is set to be completed by 2025

Guggenheim Abu Dhabi is set to be completed by 2025

Here's what you need to know

Text: Meeran Mekkaoui

Image: Image courtesy of Gehry Partners,
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A major museum for global modern and contemporary art is coming to Abu Dhabi...

There's no doubt that the UAE is positioning itself as one of the world's most dynamic hubs for arts and culture. Already home to the Louvre Abu Dhabi, Museum of the Future and plenty more, the city is about to boast several cultural institutions in the near future, including with the opening of Guggenheim Abu Dhabi.

Whilst rumours circulated years ago that the project was well underway, we can officially confirm that it is set for completion by 2025.

An architectural landmark inspired by the vernacular architecture of the UAE, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi – located in the heart of the Saadiyat Cultural District – has a mission to contribute to and stimulate expansive perspectives on the history of art, with both Emirati and regional experts playing a key role in the development of the museum’s collection and programmes.

"Guggenheim Abu Dhabi advances Abu Dhabi’s position as a dynamic centre for arts and culture. The region’s pre-eminent museum of global modern and contemporary art, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi will present an equitable platform for art from all over the world," says H.E. Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of DCT Abu Dhabi, said.

"As we move forward with our plans, it is crucial to recognise the impact of this museum in realising our vision for the Emirate’s culture and creative industries. Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, along with other cultural institutions such as Louvre Abu Dhabi and Zayed National Museum, will undoubtedly contribute significantly to a thriving creative scene."

We're certain Guggenheim Abu Dhabi will endure as a landmark for the country for the many years to come. Stay tuned! 

Until then, read more about how art has changed the pandemic.

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