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1971 Design Space

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1971 Design Space is multi-purpose design space and platform acting as a regional and international hub for contemporary design. The space hosts exhibitions and discussions on all form of contemporary...
1 x 1 Art Gallery, Al Quoz, Dubai

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Located in Alserkal Avenue since 2015, 1x1 is the hub for Indian contemporary art in Dubai. The gallery represents emerging and established artists from India but over the last few years 1×1 has expa...
A4 Space
Non-Profit
A4 by Alserkal Avenue, Dubai

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A4 by Alserkal Avenue is a multi-disciplinary space dedicated to the creative community. It includes a creative workspace for freelancers, a library, a screening room and an exhibition space. The w...
Abu Dhabi Art Hub, Abu Dhabi, Courtesy of the gallery

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Focused both on emerging and established visual artists from across the world, Abu Dhabi Art Hub serves as a platform for interaction and cross-cultural artistic exchanges between national, regional a...
Africa Hall Sharjah

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The new rebuilt Sharjah Africa Hall is a venue hosting conferences, lectures, film screenings and stage plays related to activities of the Africa Institute and as a meeting place for the larger commun...
Akka Project
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Akka Project

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Akka Projects originates from the previous Create Hub Gallery, leading art space in Dubai, critically acclaimed for presenting outstanding exhibition and events focused on African art. The re-brande...
Al Ain Palace Museum

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Built in 1937 as the palace of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and opened in 1998 as a museum, the Al Ain Palace Museum pays homage to the heritage of Sheikh Zayed.
Al Hamriyah Studios
Artists Studios
Al Hamriyah Studios

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Inaugurated in 2017 by the Sharjah Art Foundation, the Al Hamriyah Studios are an off-site venue located on the Sharjah coast and in close proximity to Ajman, Umm Al Quwain and Ras Al Khaimah, created...
Al Qattara Art Space, Al Ain

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The redeveloped Al Qattara Fort in Al Ain houses a brilliant arts centre and gallery. With aesthetically traditional exterior facades, the restored Al Qattara Arts Centre carefully maintains a ble...
Alserkal Avenue
Non-Profit
Alserkal Avenue, Dubai

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Founded in 2007, Alserkal Avenue is the region’s foremost arts hub, bringing together collaborators from diverse artistic disciplines and encouraging open dialogue, the sharing of ideas and the abil...
Alserkal Residency
Cultural Institutions
Alserkal Residency

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Opened in Fall 2017, the Alserkal Residency is a platform for artistic experimentation and discursive exchange, seeking to support cultural producers as they research themes pertinent to their respec...
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Andakulova Gallery (Alif Art Gallery) is a contemporary art gallery based in Dubai focusing on the promotion of Central Asia’s contemporary visual arts. Founded by Natalya Andakulova, the mission i...
AR Gallery
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AR Gallery

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Conceived by Amrish Patel, Founder of Apical Reform Studio and with the award-winning, Dubai-based multi-disciplinary designer, Anna Szonyi serving as Director, AR. Gallery + Studio works within th...
Art Hub Gallery

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Art Hub Gallery acts as an exhibition space, cultural platform, and creative space for the community where ideas can take form. It is an ultimate center for the development and collection of the artwo...
Art Sawa
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Art Sawa, DIFC

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Founded in 2008 by Amel B. Makkawi, Art Sawa is an art platform providing artists from the region with a space where they can present their work and raise awareness on contemporary art from the...
Ayyam Gallery Al Quoz, Dubai

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Founded in 2006, Ayyam Gallery represents established and emerging artists in Beirut and Dubai. The gallery has contributed to document underrepresented facets of global art history through its  mult...
Bait 15
Artists Studios
Bait 15

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Founded in 2017 by Afra Al Dhaheri, Hashel Al Lamki, and Maitha Abdalla, Bait 15 is an artist run studio and exhibition space in Abu Dhabi. Bait 15 was conceived as both a studio space and an artist r...
Bait Al Oud Abu Dhabi

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Bait Al Oud Abu Dhabi is dedicated to restoring music as an integral element of the cultural life of Abu Dhabi, fostering creativity and promoting artistic dialogue throughout the emirate and beyond t...
Carbon 12
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Carbon 12, Exterior, Dubai

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Established in 2008, Carbon 12 was the first gallery in the region to initiate a comprehensive, firmly global, program of institution-grade artists. Internationally active, Carbon 12 promotes bot...
Chaf Gallery
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Ghaf Gallery

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Located in the heart of Abu Dhabi. Owned by Mohamed Kanoo & Jalal Luqman, the gallery aims to cultivate the growth and development of the capital's art scene by offering exhibiting opportunities t...
Cinema Akil
Non-Profit
Cinema Akil

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Cinema Akil is an independent cinema platform bringing to Dubai quality films from around the world. Showcasing directors and filmmakers across various decades, geographies and genres, Cinema Akil hop...
Citizen E Gallery Dubai

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Citizen E Art Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery dedicated to the promotion and exhibition of national and international artists, as well as providing a platform for emerging artists. Founded ...
Concrete
Public Art Projects
Concrete © Musthafa Aboobacker

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Opened in 2017, Concrete is a multi-purpose space located in Alserkal Avenue and designed by the Office for Metropolitan Architecture - OMA.
Cuadro
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Courtesy of Cuadro

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Founded in 2008 in Dubai DIFC, Cuadro Art Gallery promotes contemporary and modern art on local and international bases through four activities: exhibitions, education, residency and consultancy.
Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation

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Cultural Foundation was created by the late Sheik Zayed in 1981 and reopened in 2018 as the home of contemporary culture and cultural exchange.
Custot Gallery

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Founded in 2016 in Dubai by Stéphane Custot, Custot Gallery represents and exhibits European and American contemporary artists in the heart of Alserkal Avenue.
DUCTAC, Dubai

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DUCTAC is a multipurpose cultural center presenting a programme of events and participatory activities for Dubai’s many multi-national communities and visitors. The DUCTAC hosts the Gallery...
eL Seed Studio
Artists Studios
eL Seed Studio

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Opened in Alserkal Avenue by the French artist eL Seed (1981), after spending a year in Dubai, eL Seed's studio space shows the amazing and intricate calligraphic work of this artist.
Elmarsa
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El Marsa

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Founded in 1994 to raise attention of Arab art, Elmarsa is a gallery representing established artists but also an informal meeting place for an international crowd of intellectual, business, and socia...
Emirates Fine Art Society, Sharjah

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Emirates Fine Arts Society is a non-profit association of art professional in the United Arab Emirates, established in 1980. The mission of the Emirates Fine Arts Society is to care of the Emirates...
Empty 10
Non-Profit
Dubai

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Empty10 is an artist studio and exhibition space founded in 2011 by Emirati artist Mohammed Kazem and Italian/Lebanese artist and poet Cristiana de Marchi with the purpose of creating and displaying a...
Etihad Modern Art Gallery

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Etihad Modern Art Gallery is a multi-purpose art space and cafè fostering the promotion, the discussion and the growing appreciation of the burgeoning Emirati art scene.
FN Designs
Artists Studios
Bersun Erturk, Day & Night, Through the Eyes of the Fisherman, artwork view at FN Designs, Dubai.

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Launched in 2009, FN Designs is a multidisciplinary art and design studio based in Dubai creating a design-centric social community within Dubai, through innovative and collaborative events. Conceptua...
Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde

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After establishing B21 Gallery in 2006, one of the first contemporary art spaces in the United Arab Emirates, Isabelle van den Eynde launched her eponymous space in Dubai's Alserkal Avenue in 2010, re...
Gallery Ward
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Gallery Ward Dubai

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Founded by Abdulaziz Al Abdulkader and Yaser Askar with the creative direction of Egyptian curator Ehab Ellaban, Ward Gallery presents Emirati artists on a local and international level.
Green Art Gallery

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Green Art Gallery is a contemporary art gallery based in Dubai representing a multi-generational mix of artists from the Middle East, Turkey, South Asia and beyond, working across different media, tra...
Grey Noise
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Grey Noise Dubai

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Grey Noise is a contemporary art gallery representing both emerging and established artists focusing on experimental practice and contents.
Guggenheim Abu Dhabi By Frank Gehry

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Guggenheim Abu Dhabi is located in the Cultural District of Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi. Designed by internationally renowned architect Frank Gehry, the 450,000-square-foot museum will house its own...
Gulf Photo Plus
Non-Profit
Gulf Photo Plus Dubai

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Gulf Photo Plus (GPP) is a photography organisation whose aim is to nurture and develop the photography community in the UAE and within the region by offering workshops, seminars, and events that enc...
Hili Archaeological Gardens

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Located only 10 kilometres outside Al Ain (on the road to Dubai), the Hili Archaeological Gardens comprises ancient monuments of Al Ain. Most of the monuments are of the Umm an-Nar period which dates ...

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Inaugurated in March 2019 and founded by collector, art patron and entrepreneur Smita Prabhakar in partnership with Alserkal Avenue, the Ishara Art Foundation is the first non-profit institution in t...
Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai

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Jameel Arts Centre is an independent space dedicated to promoting contemporary art through an innovative cultural programme and engaging activities addressed to the entire community. Aimed to be a...
3D rendering of the Jean-Paul Najar Foundation, Mario Jossa, 2015

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The Jean-Paul Najar Foundation for Contemporary Art is a non-profit ICOM registered private museum, gathering abstract European and American art from the 1960s through today. The JPNF is also home to ...
Courtesy of La Galerie Nationale Dubai

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La Galerie Nationale presents original art furniture made by top designers of the 20th century, one of the most prolific periods in design. La Galerie Nationale promotes these outstanding designers...
Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai

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Lawrie Shabibi is a contemporary art gallery promoting the works of relevant and innovative contemporary artists from the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. Lawrie Shabibi was officially opene...
Leila Heller, Dubai

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Leila Heller Gallery promotes a cutting-edge program of international contemporary emerging and mid-career artists. The gallery is a pioneer in promoting contemporary artists from the Middle East, Ce...
Louvre Abu Dhabi

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Louvre Abu Dhabi is planned as the first universal museum in the Arab world. Born of an agreement between the governments of Abu Dhabi and France, the Louvre Abu Dhabi displays art, manuscripts and ob...
Majlis Gallery, Dubai

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Majlis Gallery is run by interior designer Alison Collins, who moved to Dubai in the 1970s in this Bastakia mansion and converted the property during the regeneration of the quarter. The Majlis G...
Manarat Al Saadiyat
Cultural Institutions
Manarat Al Saadiyat

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Set in the heart of Abu Dhabi’s cultural hub of Saadiyat Island, Manarat Al Saadiyat is a multi-purpose venue offering temporary exhibitions, cultural activities, a garden area and a restaurant.
Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah

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A non-profit art space and cultural platform located in Al Qasba, Sharjah, the Maraya Art Centre is an initiative by the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), with the purpose of...
Maraya Art Park
Non-Profit
Maraya Art Park, Sharjah

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Two sections of Maraya Art Park are located at Al Majaz Waterfront; the Sculptures Park which showcases projects from local and international artists, designers and architects and the Children’...
Meem Gallery
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Meem Gallery, Dubai

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Founded in 2007 by Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi, Mishal Hamed Kanoo and Charles Pocock in Dubai's Al Quoz, Meem Gallery presents modern and contemporary Arab and Iranian art, with a particular attenti...
Mojo Gallery
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Mojo Gallery, Dubai

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Mojo gallery is interested in going beyond traditional forms and genres: the gallery encourages a progressive approach to art making, adding a new dimension to the region's emerging cultural scene. M...
Mottahedan Projects, Dubai

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Mottahedan Projects (MP) is a commercial project space exhibiting and promoting international emerging and established artists.
N2N Gallery
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N2N Gallery Abu Dhabi

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Founded by Natalya Muzaleva, N2N Gallery presents the rich diversity of the European Academic School of Painting, as well as the high professionalism of the contemporary European artists and their exc...
Nadi Al Quoz
Art cluster
Nadi Al Quoz

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Nadi Al Quoz is a venue located in the heart of Alserkal Avenue: the perfect place for multi-disciplinary public and private events. Inspired by a Zen garden, Nadi Al Quoz instills comfort and creati...
Slavs and Tatars exhibition view, 2015Slavs and Tatars exhibition view, 2015

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The NYUAD Art Gallery is an intimate museum space in a university setting. Modelled on the academic museums of the US, the curatorial program explores locally relevant and internationally significant ...
NYUAD Art Center
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NYUAD Arts Center

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As a place that both presents and develops work, the NYUAD Arts Center acts as a vibrant laboratory for performance that fosters a dynamic relationship between the arts, scholarship, and community. ...
Qasr Al Hosn

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Opened to the public in 2018, Qasr Al Hosn is the oldest and most significant building in Abu Dhabi, holding the city’s first permanent structure: the watchtower. Built around the 1790’s, the comm...
Qasr Al Muwaiji, Abu Dhabi

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Qasr Al Muwaiji is part of the Cultural Site of Al Ain. The UNESCO World Heritage Site functioned as a home to generations of the Al Nahyan family, in particular of Sheikh Khalifa who was born her...
Salsali Private Museum, Dubai

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Created in 2011, the Salsali Private Museum considers its position as a cultural base and platform for new and established collectors and acts as a catalyst for creating a new generation of collectors...
Salwa Zeidan Gallery, Abu Dhabi

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Salwa Zeidan Gallery represents both well-established and emerging artists from all around the globe. It provides artists with space to showcase their work in the Middle East’s capital of art and c...
Satellite
Non-Profit
Satellite Dubai

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A large, open space warehouse in the Alserkal gallery district, Satellite welcomes visitors to view both finished works and the artistic process; a unique opportunity to engage with the artist before ...
Sharjah Foundation

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Sharjah Art Foundation brings a broad range of contemporary art and cultural programmes to the communities of Sharjah, the UAE and the region. Since 2009 SAF has built on the history of cultur...
Sharjah Art Museum

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Inaugurated during the 3rd Sharjah International Arts Biennial in 1997, the Sharjah Art Museum is one of the main institutions in the Art (with a total area of 111,000 sq metres) whose mission is...
Sharjah Calligraphy Museum, Sharjah

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Located in the house of Hamad Al Midfaa in the Sharjah Heritage Area (Heart of Sharjah), the museum offers an overview of the evolution of Arabic calligraphy over the years, through beautiful portra...
Sharjah Heritage Museum

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The Sharjah Heritage Museum is dedicated to highlighting Sharjah’s  heritage and the rich culture of Emirati people and Sharjah residents over the past decades. It, also, emphasizes the value of th...
Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation

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The Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization – housed in a former souq – hosts over five thousand exquisite Islamic artifacts from all over the Islamic World, arranged according to themes over ...
Sharjah National Theatre
Cultural Institutions
Sharjah National Theatre

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Founded in 1978, the Sharjah National Theatre promotes artistic and cultural awareness through meaningful plays, providing constructive criticism and directing public opinion, as well as addressing s...
Showcase Gallery, Dubai

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Dating back to the 90ties, Showcase was one of the first galleries to settle in the UAE and has gained over the years a venerable reputation with art collectors and designers alike.  
Courtesy of Artspace

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Tabari Artspace is a gallery dedicated to the promotion of contemporary Middle Eastern art and artists directed by Maliha Al-Tabari.
Tashkeel
Non-Profit
Tashkeel

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Established in Dubai in 2008 by Lateefa bint Maktoum,  Tashkeel is a contemporary art organisation based in Dubai fostering art and design practice, creative experimentation and cross-cultural dialog...
Tashkeel Al Fahidi
Artists Studios
Tashkeel Al Fahidi, Dubai

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Tashkeel is a contemporary art organisation based in Dubai fostering art and design practice, creative experimentation and cross-cultural dialogue through initiatives like studio facilities, artists...
Tech Arc
Art cluster
Tech Arc

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Tech Arc is a community space, where creatives can work from and also use their machinery - they have a 3D printer, laser cutter etc, and the idea is that it allows creatives to do this work themselve...
The Empty Quarter, Dubai

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The Empty Quarter – Fine Art Photography is the only gallery in Dubai devoted exclusively to fine art photography from around the world, with a particular interest in the Middle East. The galler...
The Farjam Foundation

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 The Farjam Collection is one of the world’s foremost privately owned art collections encompassing Islamic, Middle Eastern and Western art. Its vast Islamic section spans the entire history of Isl...
The Fridge
Art cluster
the Fridge

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Founded in 2007 by Shelley Frost, the Fridge brings expertise to the region’s performing arts scene and is a provider of diverse and culturally sensitive entertainment. The Fridge has a various prog...
The Junction
Non-Profit
The Junction

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Located in Alserkal Avenue,  the Junction is a performance space created by performers to foster theatre, stand up comedy, magic, dancing, and more. The space has a fully-equipped stage and performan...
Tharawat Space

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The Tharawat Space is the first co-working, co-creation, and event space focusing on family business and multi-generational entrepreneurship in the Middle East and North Africa region.
The Third Line, Dubai

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The Third Line in Alserkal Avenue focuses on Middle Eastern artists, hosts non-profit, alternative programs to increase interest and dialogue in the region and publishes books by associated artist...
Thejamjar
Non-Profit
The JamJar, Dubai

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Thejamjar is a community art space promoting artists and art production through an extensive programme of educational initiatives and projects. Thejamjar is also the creator and driving force b...
UAE Currency Museum

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Opened in late 2013 to mark 40 years of the UAE Central Bank, the UAE Currency Museum in the ground floor in Central Bank’s headquarters building, presents a wide range of exhibits that date long be...
Warehouse421
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Warehouse421

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Warehouse421 is a thriving hub for art and culture, design and creativity, performance and music in the heart of Abu Dhabi’s historic Mina Zayed district. Converted from two former industrial wareho...
XVA Gallery
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Courtesy of XVA Gallery

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Established in 2003 Duba’s heritage district Alfahidi Neighborhood, XVA specializes in contemporary art from the Arab world, Iran and the Subcontinent. The gallery represent emerging and establi...
Zayed National Museum Render. Courtesy of Forster + Partners

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Zayed National Museum will become the centrepiece of the Saadiyat Cultural District. The museum tells the story of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (1918–2004), his unification of the United Arab E...

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Zayed University's permanent space at Alserkal Avenue gives students and recent graduates from the university’s College of Arts and Creative Enterprises a public platform for their work. The Zayed U...
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