President of Nepal visits Louvre Abu Dhabi.

Nepalese President Bidhya Devi Bhandari, who is currently on an official visit to the country, on Tuesday visited the recently-opened Louvre Abu Dhabi with her delegation.

Saif Ghobash, Director-General of the Department of Culture and Tourism in Abu Dhabi and Manuel Rabate, Director of Louvre Abu Dhabi, welcomed President Bhandari and gave her a tour of the museum.

During her tour of the museum grounds, Bhandari examined prominent masterpieces including an ancient Nepalese statue of Maitreya dating back to 1100�1200, a statue of Gudea, Prince of Lagash from Musee du Louvre, the Winged dragon, a statue of a Dancing Shiva, and Fountain of Light by contemporary artist Ai Weiwei.

An iconic architectural masterpiece, Louvre Abu Dhabi is the first museum of its kind in the Arab region and offers a new perspective on the history of art in a globalised world.

Source: UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs