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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.

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.

Monte-Carlo Beach Club, Saadiyat, to open September 1st

Monte-Carlo Beach Club, Saadiyat, to open September 1st

The exclusive Monte-Carlo Beach Club, Saadiyat, announced it will open on September 1st, 2011, making it the first property to become fully operational on Saadiyat Beach – the tourism hotspot of the island. Based on the luxury Monte-Carlo Beach on the French Riviera, the venue is now fully built and is set to offer its members a range of exclusive privileges.

TDIC slows roll-out of hotels on Saadiyat

TDIC slows roll-out of hotels on Saadiyat

The developer of Saadiyat Island is to delay several of the hotels it is planning to build there in an effort to make the multibillion-dollar project commercially viable, according to the company’s chief executive.

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.

Auditor to check on Saadiyat workforce

Auditor to check on Saadiyat workforce

International auditing body PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) will monitor the well-being of workers on Saadiyat island. The Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC) Tuesday announced that it has appointed the independent auditor to monitor the performance of its contractors and subcontractors with regard to worker benefits and services.

New restaurant opens on Saadiyat Island

New restaurant opens on Saadiyat Island

Fanr, a contemporary casual restaurant featuring a blend of European, Mediterranean, Indian and traditional Arabic dishes, has opened on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi.