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Al Lulu Island (aka Lulu Island) is a man-made breakwater protecting Abu Dhabi from the high tides of the Arabian Gulf and measuring a 1,050-acre (4.2 km2) stretching between Abu Dhabi to the Zayed Sea Port forming a crab-like pincer.
Lulu was built in the early 1980s, and the Brazilian Master Architect Oscar Niemeyer was entrusted with creating a leisure island and a memorable entertainment venue. The architect worked a lyrical sketch scheme with over 600 designs, but his proposal was rejected. His works are published in a book ‘Oscar Niemeyer in Abu Dhabi’, launched at the Architectural Association in London and written by John Burns of Brownbook.
The Lebanese artist Rayyane Tabet divulged that the island is shaped as Abu Dhabi, only 5-times smaller, and reflected on the non-implementation of the projects complimenting the fantastical character of the island. The beach which attracted tourists seeking serenity was closed in 2009 and was reopened recently.
There are many more attractions in Abu Dhabi to keep you entertained all day – Yas Island, Yas Waterworld, Ferrari World Theme Park & Abu Dhabi Corniche.