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DCT Abu Dhabi to give frontline heroes free access to two major cultural sites


What better way to offer thanks than with a free excursion of Abu Dhabi’s cultural sites

Frontline heroes who were instrumental in our well being and safety during the pandemic are being justly rewarded.

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.

Abu Dhabi’s internationally-renowned cultural sites are set to reopen to the public starting from 20 October 2020 and frontline heroes, and up to three guests per person, will get 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 HE Saood Al Hosani, Acting Undersecretary of DCT Abu Dhabi.

“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.).

To get their complimentary entry to Louvre Abu Dhabi and Qasr Al Hosn (Aila, link back to the recent Qasr Al Hosn story), frontline heroes must pre-book their tickets online and present their Emirates ID upon arrival.

NOTE: People working on the frontline supporting the UAE’s response to COVID-19 should check with their employers to confirm that they are registered with the Frontline Heroes Office.


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For Qasr Al Hosn, 360-degree virtual tours must be pre-booked online or by calling 02 697 6400. For more information, visit  

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