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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.

Hyatt enters Abu Dhabi with Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas

Hyatt enters Abu Dhabi with Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas

The resort is adjacent to the Saadiyat Beach Golf Club and minutes from the city’s prime business district and the Corniche. Catering to both business and leisure travellers, this stylish resort offers spectacular, unobstructed vistas of the turquoise water and Saadiyat Beach Golf Club from both restaurants and rooms.

Hawksbill at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club

Hawksbill at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club

When a restaurant is located a little out of the way, when you have to make an effort to reach it, the dining experience needs to justify the effort. Hawksbill at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club is a 20-minute drive from the centre of Abu Dhabi and after a meal there last week, I am not entirely convinced that it was worth the trip.

Ancient wonders

Ancient wonders

Anyone who has visited the Splendours of Mesopotamia exhibition at Manarat al Saadiyat in Abu Dhabi, which ends today, will have been transported 5,000 years back to 3300BC, when the world’s first great civilisation was starting to evolve.

Emirati artists in collaboration with renowned photographer Stephen Shore to showcase art

Emirati artists in collaboration with renowned photographer Stephen Shore to showcase art

Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC) announced that the next Emirati Expressions exhibition will open on the Oct. 19 and will feature the works of art by Emirati photographers collaborating with one of the world’s most renowned photographers, Stephen Shore.

Calls for waste management bids on Saadiyat Island

Calls for waste management bids on Saadiyat Island

The Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC) is calling for Waste Management contractors to start putting in bids for the Saadiyat island Project in Abu Dhabi.