Following the reopening of Abu Dhabi’s cultural sites, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) is collaborating with the Frontline Heroes Office to demonstrate its gratitude for the bravery and dedication of the country’s frontline professionals.
Starting from October 21, 2020, frontline heroes, and up to three guests per person, will be granted free access to Qasr Al Hosn and Louvre Abu Dhabi for a period of six months.
DCT Abu Dhabi’s mission is to promote cultural heritage and the arts to the widest possible audiences. This gesture aims to provide comfort and relaxation to those who have been serving on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, following their months of hard work serving communities across the UAE.
“Art and medicine are linked by a shared higher purpose: the betterment of humanity,” said acting undersecretary, DCT Abu Dhabi, HE Saood Al Hosani. “Many of our hardworking physicians, nurses, sterilisation specialists and other frontline professionals and volunteers have barely had a chance to slow down for the past eight months. To thank them for their dedication, it is our pleasure to offer complimentary access to two of DCT Abu Dhabi’s most spectacular cultural assets, a way of encouraging them to take some time to reflect, recharge, and reconnect with their creative sides. As these professionals have healed and protected so many in our community, may the treasures contained within Louvre Abu Dhabi and Qasr Al Hosn comfort and replenish them in turn.”
Frontline heroes include medical and non-medical staff in healthcare facilities (doctors, nurses, pharmacists, housekeeping, porters etc.), as well as those working in prevention and protection (crisis management, security and emergency services, sterilisation, volunteering, etc.).
Qasr Al Hosn is the oldest and most significant building in Abu Dhabi, and includes the city’s first permanent structure, a coral and sea stone watchtower built to protect the first permanent settlement established on Abu Dhabi Island circa the 1760s
Abu Dhabi’s landmark museum, Louvre Abu Dhabi, celebrates the universal creativity of mankind and tells stories of cultural connections, with gallery displays that transcend civilizations, geographies and times.
To avail themselves of complimentary entry to Louvre Abu Dhabi and Qasr Al Hosn, frontline heroes must pre-book their tickets online and present their Emirates ID upon arrival.