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The race for art island: Louvre and Guggenheim battle it out

Big 'brands' compete to be first in Abu Dhabi's £14.5bn cultural quarter


It is one of the greatest art collections in the world whose miles of galleries range from the treasures of antiquity to Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa. But Paris's Musée du Louvre could soon become Europe's biggest cultural export by opening a vast new outpost in the Middle East as part of President Jacques Chirac's desire for greater understanding between east and west.

A French government delegation arrives today in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the oil-rich United Arab Emirates, to finalise a deal that would see France stamp its influence on the city's quest to reinvent itself as the cultural capital of the Gulf.

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At 8:07 PM, Anonymous Wisika Ranove said...
It supposed a hugest project in the world, but I also heard about the Palm project in Dubai. Is it same or similar project in Dubai?

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