Abu Dhabi Louvre and Guggenheim openings delayed

Abu Dhabi’s Tourism Development and Investment Co (TDIC) has announced that it is postponing the opening of three museums.

The Louvre museum is set to open in the Saadiyat Island cultural district in late 2013, one year behind schedule, according to reports.

A new date has not yet been announced for the opening of the Abu Dhabi Guggenheim and the Zated National Museum.

TDIC’s announcement comes days after the company dropped a tender seeking bids for major construction work on a branch of the Guggenheim Museum.

“Due to the immense magnitude of the work associated with the development of such consequential projects, the company has decided to extend the delivery dates,” the company said in a statement.

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“This will ensure that quality is not compromised, and allow each establishment the time needed to create its own identity on the local and international cultural stage,” it added.

The Guggenheim and Louvre museums are planned for the $27 billion Saadiyat Island – a major cultural project in Abu Dhabi, which has a dedicated district for global culture, drawing local, regional and international visitors with unique exhibitions, permanent collections, productions and performances.

Its iconic institutions will be housed in buildings constituting a statement of the finest architecture at the beginning of the 21st century.
which has a dedicated district for global culture, drawing local, regional and international visitors with unique exhibitions, permanent collections, productions and performances.

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