Though known the world over for its iconic architectural landmarks and breathtaking malls, there is so much more to be seen in this awesome city called Dubai. Cultural and artistic talent also flourish in this proud cosmopolitan city and because of this, Dubai all the more triggers wondrous admiration and applause. Much of the credit attributed to the continuous expansion of Dubai’s economy is due to its key building blocks of civil life and public dialogue which are mainly inherent in its rich culture, heritage and arts. The quality of life of Dubai’s residents improves more and more with the encouragement of cultural activities within the community. The boom in Dubai’s economy can be traced to the innovations in entrepreneurship brought about by the improvement in the quality of education. Dubai has built a reputation as a melting pot of cultures and world-class tourist destination. The cultural scene defines its very soul and this great city now stands as the Middle East’s cosmopolitan hub.
Dubai Culture, as is it known today, was set up in March 2009 and was originally known as the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority. Taking its role in leading a renaissance of Dubai’s cultural scene, it has made this city Middle East’s vibrant center of arts, culture and heritage.
If you are looking into having a tour of Dubai’s prominent art centers, here is a short list to help you around:
The Dubai International Art Center - This is Dubai’s oldest and largest art organization. It was founded in 1976 and today has an estimated 2000 members from 67 countries and stands presently as one of the most prominent galleries. It is a home for the city’s art aficionados as well as a library and learning center.
The Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Center – Very recently opened at the Mall of the Emirates, this theatre has paved the way for a convergence of talent in Dubai’s community, harvesting talent from the colorful population of nearly 200 nationalities.
The Art Attack Gallery – Established in December of 2006, the Art Attack Gallery shows significant artwork from various areas of the Gulf, Europe, America, Canada, Africa and India. This rich blend of cultures reflects the image of Dubai as the melting pot of the Middle East. It is situated in the Jumeirah Area between Al Wasi Road and Jumeirah Beach Road.
The Art Space Gallery – Founded in 2003, the Art Space Gallery is located at The Gate Village, Building 3 of the Dubai International Financial Center. The gallery’s discerning worldwide taste caters to contemporary Middle Eastern Art and artists. What makes Art Space unique in the industry is its distinct and unrivalled service to its sophisticated clientele consisting of private collectors, diplomats, interior designers, architects and corporate art consultants.