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Islamic art centre opens in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi skyline.
Abu Dhabi skyline. Image by Shenli Leong / CC BY 2.0

The Miraj Islamic Art Centre has launched at the Hilton Capital Grand hotel in Abu Dhabi, with hundreds of pieces on display.The art centre showcases silk carpets, Ottoman pistols, jewel tapestries, paintings and sculptures, many of them historic, from across the Islamic world. It will be open to visitors from nine am to seven pm daily. Read more: thenational.ae and view a picture gallery here: thenational.ae