Dua Lipa to headline at Louvre Abu Dhabi


British singer and songwriter Dua Lipa will headline an exclusive performance at Louvre Abu Dhabi’s concert village for the one year anniversary of the museum’s opening. Dua Lipa’s hit singles and music videos including New Rules and One Kiss have been watched over 1 billion times online. Manuel Rabaté, Director of Louvre Abu Dhabi, said the performance wsa about thanking the visitors for making the first year a success and to “invite them to experience the museum through poetry, music, architecture, design and much more. The essence of this museum is to nurture the world’s vibrant cross-cultural connections in all their forms, and what better opportunity than a week-long get together as we turn one,” he said.

Other celebrations include a series of pop-up performances titled Spoken Art, directed by Dorian Paul Rogers, where seven spoken-word poets will perform and an animated digital work in the museum’s entrance lobby by Emirati interdisciplinary designer Salem Al Mansoori. Titled Constellations, the work reflects data of Louvre Abu Dhabi’s visitors throughout the past year.

There will also be a pop-up architecture weekend and events for all the family including children and teenagers as well as a two-day symposium addressing the topic of museums in a globalised world.

Louvre Abu Dhabi’s one year anniversary celebrations: November 8 - 11. Tickets are 200 AED with free entry to the museum from 2pm to 6pm. The doors of the concert village will open from 6pm with DJ sets before the show.

Louvre Abu Dhabi is open: Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 10 am–8 pm; Thursday and Friday, 10 am–10 pm. The museum is closed on Mondays.