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A woman looks at paintings at the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum. (GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/Getty Images)
A woman looks at paintings at the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum. (GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/Getty Images)

Louvre Abu Dhabi Closes for Sheikhs’ Wives – Journalist Antje Stahl stayed an extra day after the Louvre Abu Dhabi’s opening festivities—when Brigitte Macron was the only woman around—to watch as the wives of the Sheikhs were driven in from all corners of the Emirates to view the new museum. The premises were shut down and no photography was permitted. In fact, no one even knows how many wives live in the royal palace in Abu Dhabi. 

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