Lonely Planet Writer

Abu Dhabi's Louvre and Guggenheim under fire

A model of the Abu Dhabi Louvre project.
A model of the Abu Dhabi Louvre project. Image by Luca De Santis / CC BY 2.0

A leading human rights group has released a damning report about conditions faced by migrant workers on Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island. Many are working on the multibillion-pound project to develop new Louvre and Guggenheim museums. Human Rights Watch’s reports says the workers are still living in squalid and unsafe conditions, subject to summary arrest and deportation. Abu Dhabi’s TDIC (Tourism Development and Investment Company) issued a statement rejecting the claims. Read more: america.aljazeera.com