Nov 22, 2017
Colliers International has reported that there has been an increase of almost 127% of visitors to the most popular museums in Dubai. The number of visitors jumped to 1.75 million visitors in only five of the most popular museums in the year 2015.
It is expected that these figures will rise dramatically in the coming 2 years with the opening of Museum of The Future and the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library.
Louvre Abu Dhabi
|Louvre Abu Dhabi|
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The landmark project of Louvre Abu Dhabi which took 10 years in its development process, opened to public on November 11, 2017 is also expected to boost the number of visitors to United Arab Emirates.
"We had some pains and some pleasures in the project," said Manuel Rabaté, director of Louvre Abu Dhabi during a recent speech at the Louvre Abu Dhabi.
"I remember, in 2009, for the ground breaking ceremony, we were a full delegation in the sand of Saadiyat Island and we were looking for the mathematical centre of the dome before [works] started.
"I remember when this whole place was filled with scaffolding and now the dome is floating above us," he added.
Museum of the Future
The project of 'Museum of the future' as perceived by the ruler of UAE as the incubator of ideas and innovations and a global magnet for enthusiasts was revealed two years ago in 2015. It will be located near the Emirates Towers along Shaikh Zayed road. The main contract costs $212.4m and has been awarded to BAM International. The project is expected to be completed by mid 2019.
Museum of the future, Dubai
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Geophysical logging, a multi-channel analysis of surface waves (MASW), as well as down-hole and cross-hole tests is to be performed by ACES Dubai. It has also carried out former geotechnical investigations including bore hole testing with depths ranging from 40m to 80m, cone penetration tests (CPTs), trial pit excavation, installation of piezometers and conduction of packer permeability and pressure-metre testing.
|Etihad museum, Dubai|
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Etihad Museum costing $133m was opened to public on January 7, 2017 by the country's leadership. Etihad Museum was designed by Moriyana & Teshima Architects has been regarded as a symbol of country's unity and marks the signing of the document that led to its formation in 1971. The visitors to this splendid museum have the opportunity to go through country's history, its founding and growth with the help of documents, videos, images and other informative media.