Louvre Abu Dhabi gives taxi drivers and their families free entry to museum

From September to December, taxi drivers can receive complimentary tickets for themselves and three guests

Louvre Abu Dhabi is open with social distancing measures in place. Courtesy Hufton + Crow
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Taxi drivers in the UAE, along with three friends or members of family, can take in the art at Louvre Abu Dhabi for free from September 1 until the end of December.

Drivers can bring up to three guests to the museum and can collect their complimentary tickets upon presentation of a valid employee ID at the ticketing desk. The drivers are required to be present to claim the tickets for guests.

The museum is currently in touch with the Department of Transport in Abu Dhabi and taxi companies to inform the drivers of the offer. Flyers are also being distributed to drivers in the taxi queue outside the museum to spread the word.

Louvre Abu Dhabi reopened in June after months of closure due to the pandemic. Because the museum is currently operating at 40 per cent capacity, visitors are advised to book online to ensure entry.

Taxi drivers, however, do not need to book online in advance. They can enter the museum and collect their free tickets directly at the ticketing desk.

General admission to Louvre Abu Dhabi is Dh60. Those under the age of 18 can enter the museum for free.

The museum is open daily except Mondays, operating from 10am to 6.30pm. Last entry is at 5.30pm.

Louvre Abu Dhabi launched the same initiative last year, providing free tickets to taxi drivers and two guests.

The current offer is valid until Thursday, December 31.

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