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Abu Dhabi gears up for first natural history museum in Gulf region

The Natural History Museum in Abu Dhabi, which is being built and is due to open in 2025, organized an exhibition as a preview of the rare natural specimens the museum will house.
An artefact is seen at the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum on Saadiyat island during the French prime minister's visit as he launched the French-Emirati "Year of Cultural Dialogue," Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 10, 2018.

Abu Dhabi is gearing up for the opening of the Natural History Museum in 2025, according to the Department of Culture and Tourism in Abu Dhabi. The museum will be the first of its kind in the Gulf region and in the Arab region, with the exception of Lebanon, which has its own museum of marine and wildlife.

The Department of Culture and Tourism held a special exhibition in April and May providing a preview of the museum that will be located on the tourist island of Saadiyat, about 500 meters (1,640 feet) from the coast of Abu Dhabi.

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