Abu Dhabi is working quite hard to establish itself as the cultural center of the Arabian Gulf with offshoots of the Louvre and Guggenheim sprouting up on the island with the map of Beirut making its debut:

Marwan Rechmaoui’s “Beirut Caoutchouc”, a map of Lebanon’s capital made of 60 mats, was included in the first exhibition held on Abu Dhabi’s cultural island of Saadiyat.

Here is the exhibit:

Beirut Caoutchouc

Beirut Caoutchouc