With another year here tourists, travelers and holidaymakers can get excited about all the new attractions opening and vying for their attention. New museums, theme park rides and art installations ... the new tourist attractions opening in 2016 are an eclectic set.
1. The Louvre Museum in Abu Dhabi, UAE
Saadiyat Island, located just off the coast of Abu Dhabi, is about to become not only a showplace of Pritzker Prize winning architect Jean Nouvel, but will house major works by the likes of Manet and Gauguin. In addition, it will have permanent collections of ancient artifacts, such as Chinese Buddhist carvings. Scheduled to open the latter half of 2016, the outpost of the famous Parisian Louvre Museum will feature lace-like cutouts on the domed roof using traditional Emirates roofing techniques, which cast lacy patterns on the floor below.