Tour included a visit to Louvre Abu Dhabi as well as Saadiyat Experience, the interactive narrative about Saadiyat’s history and culture.
Abu Dhabi, December 24, 2014 - Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC) hosted celebrated Emirati inventor Adeeb Al Blooshi for a tour of Saadiyat, which included a tour of Louvre Abu Dhabi’s construction site as well as Guggenheim Abu Dhabi’s inaugural exhibition ‘Seeing Through Light’ and Saadiyat Experience, the interactive narrative about Saadiyat’s history and culture, located within Manarat Al Saadiyat, the island’s leading art and culture centre.
Al Blooshi and his father were greeted by His Excellency Ali Majed Al Mansoori, Chairman of TDIC, as well as the company’s senior representatives. As part of the tour, the delegation witnessed Louvre Abu Dhabi’s latest construction milestones, such as its iconic dome resting atop the museum’s four permanent piers. Al Blooshi, who has received commendations from UAE governmental authorities and international organisations, expressed great interest in the development of Saadiyat and Louvre Abu Dhabi. He also voiced his admiration for the island’s transformation into a world-class destination.
“We are pleased to welcome Adeeb for a tour of Saadiyat and show them the latest achievements taking place for the Louvre Abu Dhabi. The museum will not only be a leading institution of arts and culture, but we hope a place that inspires people to explore beyond any limits they thought existed. Adeeb has already shown this potential through his remarkable inventions, and we wish him continued success for the future,” Al Mansoori said.
About Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC)
Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), established in 2006 and fully owned by Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority, is a master developer of major tourism, cultural and residential destinations in Abu Dhabi.
These include Saadiyat, a natural island ten-minute drive from downtown Abu Dhabi featuring luxury resorts, championship beachfront golf courses, sophisticated residential communities, retail destinations and cultural institutions - designed by world-renowned Pritzker Prize-winning architects - such as Zayed National Museum, Louvre Abu Dhabi and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. TDIC is also developing Desert Islands, a heritage-based tourism destination composed of eight islands - Sir Bani Yas Island, the historical Dalma Island and the previously unexplored Discovery Islands.
TDIC has built a strong reputation among international industry players for its compelling value proposition, transparency of business approach and ability to deliver. The company has been awarded a high investment grade rating of AA by top credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s This rating reflects TDIC’s strong financial position and supports the company’s credit worthiness to investors, lenders and other market participants.
By creating investment partnerships and joint ventures, TDIC’s developments are helping to support the Emirate’s evolution into a world-class destination for tourists, businesses and residents. TDIC offers significant employment and vocational training opportunities for Emiratis keen to enhance their careers and professional qualifications.
For further information, please visit http://www.tdic.ae.
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