Louvre, the place to go with a child


    The opening of the Louvre in Abu Dhabi has add to the cultural life of the emirates a lot of entertainment and events, not only for adults, but also for children and adolescents. This is possibly the best museum in the region, where you should go with a child of almost any age.

    If you want to avoid crowds of people, the ideal time for visiting the museum will be before sunset, on a weekday. Sunset will give you an amazing view of the waves of the Arabian Gulf, reflected in the walls of the museum and paintings. The mixture of cosmic architecture, the enthralling history and canonical art, multiplied by the beauty of the sun, produces an absolutely indelible impression on the enthusiastic children’s mind.

    The museum itself is designed in such a way to reflect the main idea: all people are brothers, and all cultures and all epochs are essentially the same. The statues of the Bodhisattva of Compassion and the Virgin Mary, the texts of the Bible, the Koran and the Torah, jewelery from different eras and cultures, weapons and armor of soldiers who fought for their country, are together here to demonstrate the fact that at all times the main search for a person was the search for happiness through kindness, care, love and sacrifice.

    There is also a separate Children’s Museum created in the Louvre.

    This playground makes even an adult feel like in a fairy-tale at the garden of giant flowers. Between virtual poppies and roses, swaying under the breath of an invisible wind, museum values and interactive displays are put, from which you can learn the information about the origin of the exhibits.

    “Museum” refers to the basic elements of art – colors, shapes, images. Older children can sign up for special classes on art and architecture, as well as the cultural heritage of the UAE.

    So, the Children’s Museum is more just a museum – it’s also an intricate playground, where children can run, lie and paint.