Here’s a great excuse to go and check out the latest exhibition…

The Louvre Abu Dhabi has announced a special offer for UAE residents for the rest of September.

Present your Emirates ID when buying a full-priced museum admission ticket to the Saadiyat Island art museum (general admission tickets cost Dhs63), and one guest will receive free entry. So, it’s two-for-one.

The good news is, there’s a brand new exhibition to check out. Japanese Connections: The Birth of Modern Decor opened earlier this month, and showcases 50 paintings, prints and folding screens that explore the artistic and cultural dialogue between Japan and France.

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You’ll get to see works from five Japanese Ukiyo-e masters, including Katsushika Hokusai, who is most famous for his painting The Great Wave Off Kanagawa.

The exhibition also showcases works by a group of French artists known as the Nabis, including Édouard Vuillard, Paul Sérusier, Pierre Bonnard, Maurice Denis, and Ker-Xavier Roussel.

Young art fans can spend time in the Manga Lab, which offers a variety of experiences exploring contemporary Japanese culture, including virtual reality, retro arcade gaming, a chill-out reading area and a series of masterclasses and workshops about manga and graphic art.

The Louvre Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island, UAE residents two-for-one entry until September 30. Saturday to Weds 10am to 8pm, Thurs & Fri 10am to 10pm, closed Mondays.

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