Cul­tural oa­sis

The Daily Telegraph - - World news -

10 years in the mak­ing in its wa­ter­front home in the United Arab Emi­rates, the Lou­vre Abu Dhabi opened its doors to the pub­lic for the first time yes­ter­day. It has 23 gal­leries which take vis­i­tors on an art trip through time and is home to the only Leonardo da Vinci out­side Europe and the US, La Belle Fer­roniere. Its cen­tre­piece is a dome of stars with a cir­cum­fer­ence of 1,850ft (565m).

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