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Online booking required to return to Louvre Abu Dhabi, Qasr Al Hosn

Both the Qasr Al Hosn and Louvre Abu Dhabi are among the first public museums and cultural sites

Online booking required to return to Louvre Abu Dhabi, Qasr Al Hosn

Online bookings will be required at Qasr Al Hosn and Louvre Abu Dhabi when they re-open, authorities in Abu Dhabi has announced.

Both the Qasr Al Hosn and Louvre Abu Dhabi are among the first public museums and cultural sites that are set to re-open in the UAE’s capital next Wednesday, along with the Al Jahili Fort, Al Ain Palace Museum and Qasr Al Muwaiji.

Both the Qasr AL Hosn and Louvre Abu Dhabi will have free admission for visitors under the age of 18 to engage younger audiences and families.

“Announcing the reopening of our cultural sites is a significant step in helping residents and visitors to Abu Dhabi to accelerate a return to ‘normal’ life in the emirate,” said Saood Al Hosani, acting undersecretary of DCT Abu Dhabi.

“Our cultural sites will help to heal and alleviate any accumulated stress that might have built up over the past ‘lockdown’ period, as we believe that art and culture have the power to help people come together and heal,” he added.

Earlier this week, Abu Dhabi announced that museums and other cultural attractions can re-open to the public at 40 percent capacity and with strict health guidelines in place.

As part of the new guidelines, facilities will be regularly sterilised and social distances marked and maintained.

Glass partitions will be placed wherever possible, and all touch screens will be removed.

Additionally, staff and guests will have their temperature checked before they enter. Staff members who are found to be infected with Covid-19 will not be permitted to return to work for two weeks.

Visits to museums and other cultural facilities are now limited to three hours, while workshops and classes remain suspended.

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