You can now take a yoga class under Louvre Abu Dhabi's famous dome

One of the capital's most tranquil spots is about to become a haven for yogis

It may house hundreds of rare and impressive paintings and artefacts, but Louvre Abu Dhabi's structure is a work of art in itself.

The work of famed French architect Jean Nouvel, the structure's undoubted piece de resistance is its intricate steel dome roof, designed to mimic the pattern of palm leaves, letting scattered light filter in throughout the day, while at night, it comes alive with star-inspired illuminations.

And now, the museum is giving visitors the chance to experience the impressive building's tranquility in a new way with a series of yoga sessions under the dome.

Starting from Sunday, January 10, there will be two 75-minute sessions running every Sunday and Tuesday, at 10.15am and 5pm, open to Louvre ticket holders over the age of 15.

Each class can hold up to 20 people, spaced in a socially distanced manner. Masks must be worn on the premises, but can be removed during the session.

Guests will also be required to bring their own yoga mat, water bottle and towel.

The newly launched sessions follow the success of the popular kayaking sessions that take place each month in the waters surrounding the Saadiyat Island attraction.

Booking in advance is required; more information can be found at louvreabudhabi.ae