From Louvre to Expo: Free entry announced to popular UAE attractions; here's a guide

Several activities are also lined up throughout the day, from art and drawing workshops to origami-making sessions

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Published: Sat 18 May 2024, 11:28 AM

Last updated: Sun 19 May 2024, 8:19 AM

It's a perfect time to engage in indoor activities and enjoy cultural experiences with family and friends, as several museums in the country announced free entry on Saturday (May 18).

Marking International Museum Day, some of the UAE's major cultural attractions are opening their doors to all, without tickets.


The iconic Louvre Abu Dhabi on Saadiyat Island welcomed visitors free of charge until 8.30pm. Visitors will only be required to show their Emirates ID at the ticket desk for free admission, or they can save time by pre-booking on the museum website.

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The museum has also prepared several activities throughout the day — from art and drawing workshops to origami-making sessions.

Expo 2020 Dubai Museum, which takes the public back to the world's greatest show, is opening for the first time today. Entry is free until tomorrow.

Located in the Opportunity District, the museum highlights the UAE’s first foray into World Expos in the 1970s, as well as Expo 2020’s inception and bid, masterplan design, and site construction. It also honours the Expo’s impact and legacy.

Entry to these museums in Sharjah is free throughout the day:

  • Al Eslah School Museum
  • Al Mahatta Museum
  • Bait Al Naboodah
  • Bait Sheikh Saeed Bin Hamad Al Qasimi
  • Hisn Khor Fakkan
  • Resistance Monument
  • Sharjah Archaeology Museum
  • Sharjah Art Museum
  • Sharjah Calligraphy Museum
  • Sharjah Fort (Al Hisn)
  • Sharjah Heritage Museum
  • Sharjah Maritime Museum
  • Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization
  • Sharjah Science Museum

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