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Free entry to Louvre Abu Dhabi and Qasr Al Hosn for UAE’s frontline professionals

Free entry to Louvre Abu Dhabi and Qasr Al Hosn for UAE’s frontline professionals

Each frontline hero will be permitted free entry along with up to three guests

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The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) said on Sunday that it has reached an agreement with the Frontline Heroes Office (FHO) to allow registered frontline professionals free access to two key cultural sites in the capital emirate.

Beginning from October 21, 2020, these frontline heroes, along with up to three guests per person, will be granted free access to Qasr Al Hosn and Louvre Abu Dhabi for a period of six months.

Eligible frontline workers include medical and non-medical staff in healthcare facilities (doctors, nurses, pharmacists, housekeeping, porters etc.), as well as those working in prevention and protection (crisis management, security and emergency services, sterilisation, volunteering, etc.).

To avail of this complimentary entry to Louvre Abu Dhabi and Qasr Al Hosn, frontline professionals must pre-book their tickets online and present their Emirates ID upon arrival.

Read: Abu Dhabi issues guidelines for reopening museums, cultural sites

Officials added that more information can be found on Louvre Abu Dhabi’s website, and as for Qasr Al Hosn, 360-degree virtual tours must be pre-booked online or by calling 026976400.

Individuals who want to register with the FHO must check with their employers who will assist them with the application.

“Art and medicine are linked by a shared higher purpose: the betterment of humanity,” said Saood Al Hosani, acting undersecretary of DCT Abu Dhabi.

“Many of our hardworking physicians, nurses, sterilisation specialists and other frontline professionals and volunteers have barely had a chance to slow down for the past eight months. To thank them for their dedication, it is our pleasure to offer complimentary access to two of DCT Abu Dhabi’s most spectacular cultural assets, a way of encouraging them to take some time to reflect, recharge, and reconnect with their creative sides,” added Al Hosani.

A number of other entities have partnered with the FHO recently to offer incentives to their registered members.

On Sunday, Etihad Airways said that FHO registered members are eligible for 15 per cent flights discounts and can access a special dedicated airport check-in area at Abu Dhabi International Airport.

Read: Etihad offers frontline workers in UAE discounts on flights, free excess baggage

They will also be allowed a 15kg complimentary excess baggage allowance over their regular allowance.

Aldar Properties have also said that not only will FHO members receive Dhs4,000 vouchers redeemable at Yas Mall, they will also be eligible for special purchase and rent offers at Aldar’s properties.

Read: Aldar Properties offers UAE frontline workers Dhs4,000 Yas Mall vouchers, refunds on property purchases

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