This piece originally appeared on TravelandLeisure.com
While the folks at the Louvre Museum in Paris were desperately trying to keep water out of their museum a few weeks ago, the Abu Dhabi version of the art gallery is welcoming the H2O. The UAE is all about floating villas and hotels, and now they’re adding a floating museum to their aquatic repertoire.
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Known as “Museum City,” the 55 buildings designed by architect Jean Nouvel got to experience their full grandeur recently after the temporary walls surrounding the build site were removed. This purposeful teardown allowed the Arabian Gulf to flow in turning a normal museum into a floating one.