Work on the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi is moving forward and on track for completion in 2025, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) said on Wednesday. 

Spanning an area of 450,000 square feet on Saadiyat Island, the museum is set to be the largest of the Guggenheims. It will showcase modern and contemporary art from across the globe.  

DCT Abu Dhabi said a contractor has been awarded with a contract value of $1 billion to deliver the project, designed by award-winning architect Frank Gehry. 

“As we move forward with our plans, it is crucial to recognise the impact of this museum in realising our vision for the Emirate’s culture and creative industries,” said Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, chairman of DCT Abu Dhabi. 

Work on the site started in 2011 but was later suspended. It was initially scheduled for completion in 2012, about six years after it was first announced.

(Writing by Cleofe Maceda; editing by Seban Scaria) 

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