French President arrives to inaugurate the Louvre Abu Dhabi

More than a decade in the making, the Louvre Abu Dhabi opens its doors on Wednesday, bringing the famed name to the Arab world for the first time. French President Emmanuel Macron, who arrived on his first visit to the Middle East for the inauguration, hailed the museum as a “decisive turning point” for ties with the United Arab Emirates in an interview with local daily Al-Itihad. IMAGES