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Dubai's Art Scene

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Dubai has an arty side, and Emirati culture is steeped in artistic traditions, from oral storytelling and poetry to traditional song and dance. Dubai is home to a dynamic contemporary arts scene and burgeoning independent film movement. Find it at cutting-edge galleries, museums, and culture festivals.
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4 17th St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Dubai isn't all glitzy malls and high-rises; it's also home to a thriving arts scene that draws artists and performers from around the world. Come to this converted warehouse district to browse galleries, catch avant-garde performers, nibble...
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Sheikh Zayed Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
The Archive in Safa Park is probably the coolest place around to sip at a coffee and brush up on your North African and Middle Eastern literature. Not only does it boast a full-service cafe, The Archive also hosts musical concerts, art & pottery...
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Gate # 8,Gate Village - Al Sa'ada St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Dubai is a city of extremes: from the world’s tallest building to a fully indoor ski resort, this is a city for thrill-seekers. And what could be more thrilling than learning how to hang suspended from flimsy pieces of fabric, high above the...
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Gate Village - 03 Sheikh Zayed Rd - دبي - United Arab Emirates
Originally established in Damascus in 2006, the superb Ayyam Gallery now has branches in Dubai - at both Dubai International Financial Centre and Al Serkal Avenue, home to a handful of art spaces - as well as Beirut, Jeddah and London. You can...
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4 17th St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Carbon 12 is a hub for international contemporary artists in Dubai. Having opened in 2008, the gallery has hosted numerous exhibitions, and continues to grow in influence. Artists like Philip Mueller, Jamie Baldrige, and Katherine Bernhardt have...
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MCN Hive, 1st Floor, TECOM - دبي - United Arab Emirates
Dubai's History of Cinema Museum (formerly the Moving Image Museum) is the only museum of its kind in the Middle East. Opened to the public in 2013, this once private collection showcases the progression of visual entertainment from the 1730s...
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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...
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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...
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Dubai - United Arab Emirates
The Majlis Gallery is more than a conventional art gallery—here innovative displays complement the work of a wide array of artists in a beautiful courtyard. The name also hints at its purpose, as the word majlis is Arabic for...
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St. 5 and 20 - دبي - United Arab Emirates
If art and skateboarding had a baby in the Middle East, it would be called Tashkeel. Only in Dubai could such a cross-cultural affair create such a striking beauty as a skate ramp made in the shape of the Arabic language itself - in this case with...