This Stunning Video Perfectly Captures the 8-Year Wait for the Louvre Abu Dhabi

This Stunning Video Perfectly Captures the 8-Year Wait for the Louvre Abu Dhabi

By Reem Tolba

  The wait is finally over after long eight years and a tons of delayed dates. The opening of the Louvre’s first outpost outside of France has happened, and they even published a video to show how long of a journey this was — and how much it was worth it.   Moreover, the public […]

Find Out How Dahab Is Boosting Egypt’s Tourism in the Most Innovative Way

Find Out How Dahab Is Boosting Egypt’s Tourism in the Most Innovative Way

  Coral reef enthusiasts in the coastal Egyptian city of Dahab have installed an underwater art museum in the Red Sea that will eventually give birth to a brand-new reef.     The initiative, a part of the Tribe’s Under Water Museum Coral Reef Preservation Project, includes a team of engineers, designers, divers and artists “all […]

Reasons Dubai’s New Etihad Museum Is the Definition of Awesome

Reasons Dubai’s New Etihad Museum Is the Definition of Awesome

by Nichole Miranda

Jumeirah Beach Road’s iconic Union House has witnessed everything from the conception of the UAE right down to signing the papers that made this country official. Now it’s got a new neighbor, the Etihad Museum, an avant-garde building that’s making history lessons a stylish affair.     The architecture is absolutely next level. It feels […]

VIDEO: Rulers of the Emirates Inaugurate the Etihad Museum in Dubai

VIDEO: Rulers of the Emirates Inaugurate the Etihad Museum in Dubai

  Etihad museum was initiated on 2 December at the Union House in Dubai. HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, along with HH Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and rulers of the Emirates, toured the new museum.     The […]

Grand Egyptian Museum Concrete Work to Be Finished by End of 2016

Grand Egyptian Museum Concrete Work to Be Finished by End of 2016

by Charley Parker

  Concrete work for the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) is 80% complete and will be finished within the next two months, General supervisor Tarek Tawfik said in an Al Shorouk report.   3,000 pieces of the Tutankhamun collection have already been transported from their former home (of 84 years), the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir, to the […]

American Museum Under Fire from Egypt, Cyprus for Selling Antiquities

American Museum Under Fire from Egypt, Cyprus for Selling Antiquities

  The sale of nearly 70 antiquities from Egypt, Greece, Italy, and Cyprus brought in some $1.2 million for the Toledo Museum of Art’s new acquisitions fund last week. The items were sold Tuesday at Christie’s in New York, and both Egyptian and Cypriot had sought to postpone the auction.   The museum, in Toledo, Ohio, […]

Japan Loans Egypt $451 Million to Resume the Construction of the Grand Egyptian Museum

Japan Loans Egypt $451 Million to Resume the Construction of the Grand Egyptian Museum

  In result of a meeting between the Egyptian Prime Minister and the Japanese Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs over the bilateral cooperation and boosting ties between both nations, the Egyptian cabinet announced that Japan will deliver a concessional loan of USD 451 million to fund the construction of the Grand Egyptian Museum.   This […]

Oman Introduces National Museum

Oman Introduces National Museum

    Oman inaugurated its very first national museum yesterday, situated next to Muscat’s iconic fortresses of Jalali and Mirani. The Omani National Museum aims to direct the spotlights on Oman’s rich history and culture under one roof for the first time.   Not only that, but it’s also the first and only museum in the Middle East […]

New Guggenheim Exhibition Features MENA’s Leading Contemporary Artists

New Guggenheim Exhibition Features MENA’s Leading Contemporary Artists

This week, the renowned Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City launched an exhibition that showcases 18 works by contemporary artists of the Middle East and North Africa. Called But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise and curated by Sara Raza, the exhibition explores themes of colonization, globalization and geopolitics in the region. In conjuction with the exhibition, […]

19 Modern Architectural Wonders of the Middle East

19 Modern Architectural Wonders of the Middle East

The Middle Eastern region has always been known for it’s historical and ancient culture. However, over the past few decades, the region has moved away from the old and embraced cutting-edge modern architecture that is truly remarkable. With countries developing quite rapidly, especially those in the Gulf area, the region has surprised the world with […]