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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.

Belgian firm wins deal to supply Louvre Abu Dhabi display cases

Belgian firm wins deal to supply Louvre Abu Dhabi display cases

The master developer of Saadiyat’s Cultural District has announced that it has appointed Meyvaert Glass Engineering to provide display cases for the art pieces of Louvre Abu Dhabi.

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.

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.

Making sense of Saadiyat Island

Making sense of Saadiyat Island

It is now March, but only now is Shaun O’Connor, chief financial officer of Abu Dhabi’s Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC), ready to flick the calendar to 2012. O’Connor, manning the books at TDIC for just nine months, has spent the past few weeks putting the finishing touches to the state-owned developer’s first-ever public annual results. And, he tells Gulf News, TDIC is well placed for the year ahead.

TDIC to award Louvre Abu Dhabi contract by June

TDIC to award Louvre Abu Dhabi contract by June

Abu Dhabi’s Tourism Development and Investment Council (TDIC) has said it will award the main construction contract for its flagship project, The Louvre Abu Dhabi, before the end of June. The master developer originally planned to assign the main contractor for the Saadiyat Island project in June 2010, but has pushed back the contract award date at least three times.

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts Confirms 2011 Launches of Properties in Abu Dhabi, Goa and The Maldives

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts Confirms 2011 Launches of Properties in Abu Dhabi, Goa and The Maldives

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts has announced the 2011 opening of key properties across the United Arab Emirates (UAE), India and the Maldives as part of the group’s commitment to provide guests with distinctive accommodation in key destinations.