A growing and avid interest in art is being displayed in the region,and many local and international artists are setting up bace here. Most shops setting art also double up as Gallery space, so, flick back to art galleries in the Exploring section of the book for a listing of the best options.
Shopping Art in Dubai / Art Galleries
While you may not find the Tate gallery or the Louvre in Dubai, there are a number of galleries here that exhibit art and traditional Arabic artifacts.
The Dubai Art Society was established in 1976 but only became popular when it reinvented itself in 1980 by moving to newer premises and, later, in the mid-1980s, renaming itself as the Dubai International Art Centre. Today, it is prominent in the thriving local art scene. At the same time, Ras al-Khaimah’s Fine Art Association Centre is active in promoting the artistic skill of young artists in this northern emirate.
The Courtyard and the XVA Gallery are worth visiting and are examples of some unusual architecture.
List of Fine Art Schools in United Arab Emirates
List of art events in Dubai