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Abu Dhabi Louvre to star on Nat Geo show

National Geographic will soon launch a film series about the Abu Dhabi Louvre as part of Megastructures series

  • Some 4,500 tube lights have been attached to the Louvre Abu Dhabi’s domeImage Credit: Courtesy: TDIC
  • Louvre Abu DhabiImage Credit: Courtesy: Mohamed Somji

Dubai: One of the most popular series on National Geographic will feature none other than Abu Dhabi’s newest icon, the Louvre. 

The National Geographic Abu Dhabi (NGAD) network recently revealed that it will air a 44-minute documentary on the Louvre, which documents the making of a unique museum-city with the scale, esthetics and complexity to be placed in the lineage of world-defining masterpieces.

Abdul Rahman Awadh Al Harthi, acting executive director of television at Abu Dhabi Media, said: "This documentary on Louvre Abu Dhabi constitutes a significant milestone within Abu Dhabi Media, and National Geographic Abu Dhabi’s commitment towards highlighting the primacy of art and culture in UAE society, underpinning the evolution of the Emirate as it flourishes into a global cultural destination of distinction."

The documentary was made in collaboration with the Tourism, Development and Investment Company, TDIC, and the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi.

Sanjay Raina, General Manager, NGAD MENA and Senior Vice Presidents, Fox Networks Group, said: "In creating this film, we are documenting a legacy through chronicling the construction of a project which is not only re-defining the cultural landscape of the United Arab Emirates, but is slated to become one of the world’s biggest architectural, engineering and technological masterpieces of the 21st century."

The film will first be aired in Arabic on NGAD’s Free-to-Air channel until December 26.

It will then be shown in the rest of the world in English over the next few months.