The Art Lover's Guide to Dubai
Collected by Afar Magazine
Dubai's Alserkal Avenue is the new safe haven for Middle Eastern artists looking to express political opinions through their artwork. The industrial area is set to become the world's next great art hub.
Al Quoz 1, Street 8 - Alserkal Avenue Complex - دبي - United Arab Emirates
Ramin Salsali started his larger than life personal collection of art when he was 21. Now, that collection has grown to include over 900 pieces. Not wanting to keep his favorite artworks to himself, Salsali did the only rational thing: He started...
Unit 37, Alserkal Avenue, Street 8 - دبي - United Arab Emirates
The first gallery on Alserkal Avenue to be significantly active in the international community, Carbon 12 takes emerging and established Emirati talent and pushes it to the global masses. This includes represented Iranian artist Ghazel, who...
8 17 St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Green Art Gallery has seen it all, having evolved from humble beginnings as a personal salon d’art in 1995—before Alserkal Avenue established itself as more than just an industrial strip of road. Beginning November 15, Green Art hosts a solo...
Madinat Jumeirah - King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
At the end of a white-sand beach, away from the package-tour and convention crowds, Dar al Masyaf is a tranquil boutique hotel within the sprawling Madinat Jumeirah complex of seaside resorts and a shopping souk modeled after a traditional Arabian...
2 Jumeirah St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
When it opened in December 1999, the Burj al Arab—a sail-shaped, all-suite skyscraper hotel built on an artificial island—put Dubai on the map as an over-the-top travel destination and became a landmark. Even today, the Burj al Arab...
26 34 St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
The Dubai Spice Souk is a traditional market located in Deira, near the famed Gold Souk. It's easy to overlook the Spice Souk if you're not looking carefully; tucked into alleyways off of Baniyas Street, the souk is small, but manages to pack a...
Al Muraqqabat Street , Deira - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
To get a feel for the real Dubai, there's no better way than to book a tour with Frying Pan Adventures. Frying Pan was the first culinary tour outfit in Dubai, and their success is well deserved. A day with Frying Pan will get you out of the...
4 B Street, Al Karama, Behind Park Regis Hotel, Bur Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
There is such a mind-boggling variety of food cramped up in the block behind the Park Regis hotel in Karama, that your brains get fried into this chewy schmukaroo of dinner-time confusion. Should you do Ethiopian? Or Sudanese falafel? Or...
Gate Village 06, Podium Level - Al Sa'ada St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Located near the heart of Dubai, Zuma is known for strong classical execution with a hip, contemporary twist. The menu includes both sushi and sashimi alongside modern riffs, such as delicately-sliced sea bass served with truffle oil, yuzu, and...
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