Abu Dhabi possess art – a lot of it. In what could be seen as a “move over Mona” moment, the Louvre Abu Dhabi opened with much fanfare recently and in just one glorious stroke, put Abu Dhabi on the world artistic map. In fact the new Louvre Abu Dhabi offers artistic treasures stretching out far beyond the sense of mystery in Mona Lisa’s smile. The Louvre Abu Dhabi on Saadiyat Island, just across the bridge from the busy desert urban center of steel as well as glass, offers an unusual peace in this particular region, where visitors are surrounded by arts of the ages, ancient and recent, wherever they rest their eyes. Under the Dome at the Louvre Abu Dhabi. Impressive in its own right is the museum itself, an iconic masterpiece designed by Pritzker-prize winning architect.