Grand Mosque & Louvre Museum

This outing offers an introduction to the sights and culture of Abu Dhabi, complete with visits to not only the Grand Mosque but also the new Louvre Abu Dhabi, which opened on November 11, 2017.

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Depart the pier and enjoy a city overview on your way to the Grand MosqueAs you will see, the mosque is grand indeedBuilt between 1996 and 2007, it is the largest mosque in the United Arab Emirates and the eighth largest mosque in the worldThe magnificent structure accommodates 40,000 worshippers, with a main prayer hall that can accommodate 9,000Behold the mosque's staggering size before traveling to the Corniche and then on to Heritage Village, a village inspired by the Bedouin communities of oldHere, you will peruse a small museum paying homage to a lifestyle gone by and illuminating the daily activities of the Arab community before the discovery of oilNext, visit one of the newest attractions of the UAE, the Louvre Abu DhabiIn this, the first international museum of the Arab world, you will explore museum galleries telling the story of humanity in twelve inspiring chaptersEach chapter focuses on shared themes and ideas that reveal common connections throughout humanityItems on display range from prehistoric artifacts to contemporary artworks in a combination of pieces belonging to the museum and on loan from renowned French museumsAfter your survey of the museum's exhibits, return to the pier with a transfer of about 15 minutes.