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Play of light entwined in design: The Louvre Abu Dhabi’s concrete cladding is far from simple

Play of light entwined in design: The Louvre Abu Dhabi’s concrete cladding is far from simple

Simplicity can be deceptive, as the white concrete cladding of the Louvre Abu Dhabi will reveal. The museum’s panels are as intricate in design as the canopy which will cover them, with both structures complementing one another.

Restaurant review: KOI at The Collection, St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort

Restaurant review: KOI at The Collection, St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort

Before visiting KOI, the contemporary Japanese restaurant at The Collection in the St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, I’d already heard plenty about it. Most notably: the service is poor and it has the best food I’ll ever taste. My verdict? Neither is true.

Louvre Abu Dhabi’s iconic Rain of Light structure comes down - video

Louvre Abu Dhabi’s iconic Rain of Light structure comes down – video

Completed soon after construction of the Louvre Abu Dhabi began in March 2009 and the only landmark visible from the Sheikh Khalifa bridge, the Rain of Light was built as a test chamber for the analysis of a 1:1 scale prototype section of the museum’s canopy.

Dh860 million resort coming to Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi

Dh860 million resort coming to Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi

Saadiyat Island is set for an Dh860 million resort.

The contractors Ghantoot Group and engineering company Sheikh Suroor Projects Department will develop the complex. It is expected to be ready by end of 2017 and will be locally managed.

TDIC prepares to build homes in museum quarter of Saadiyat Island

TDIC prepares to build homes in museum quarter of Saadiyat Island

Tourism Development & Investment Company, the government-owned developer of cultural and residential projects in Abu Dhabi, is preparing to build its first homes in its multibillion-dirham museum quarter on Saadiyat Island.

Louvre construction will kick off Saadiyat transformation

Louvre construction will kick off Saadiyat transformation

The moment building begins on the much-anticipated Louvre Abu Dhabi will mark a major milestone in the development of Saadiyat Island as a cultural destination. Having a branch of the prestigious museum is an achievement in itself, but this building is part of an even larger scheme.

TDIC targets investments for Saadiyat Island project

TDIC targets investments for Saadiyat Island project

“We are talking to sovereign funds for them to come and invest in Saadiyat. I can’t say which funds yet and it is at an early stage but we are talking with them about buying plots of land on Saadiyat,” Ahmed Al Fahim, the executive director of sales and leasing, said at the Cityscape Global exhibition in Dubai this week.

Line-up for Abu Dhabi Art revealed

Line-up for Abu Dhabi Art revealed

The line-up for this year’s Abu Dhabi Art, running from November 7 to 10 on Saadiyat Island, has been revealed and features the works of more than 400 artists from 50 of the world’s leading modern, contemporary art and design galleries. Now in its fourth edition, Abu Dhabi Art will be held once again at the Manarat Al Saadiyat exhibition centre as well as the UAE Pavilion, designed by the architect Lord Norman Foster.