As in previous years, the ArtBus will follow three daily routes across Dubai in the major art hubs: Al Quoz, Jumeirah/Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, and DIFC/Downtown.
During the Dubai Art Week he city is set to become a giant, open-air gallery, with installations,sculptures and street art; in continuation of this, the theme of this year’s ArtBus is Open Air Museum.
UAE based artists are invited to capture the unique essence of Dubai’s multicultural community and heritage.
Along the routes passengers will see exhibitions at Dubai’s independent galleries and visit annual fairs Art Dubai and SIKKA. Accompanied by art guides the day-long tour is a chance to see art by international, regional and local artists while meeting like-minded people.
Al Quoz Route
The galleries situated in the industrial area of Al Quoz have a particular focus on contemporary cutting edge art. With its large warehouses Al Quoz continues to attract innovative galleries and alternative art spaces. Galleries en route predominantly feature international artists with a high
representation of Middle Eastern Contemporary Art.
DIFC Gate Village & Downtown Dubai Route
Once an area for luxury brands, the DIFC Gate Village has turned its attention to dressing our walls,from photography to fine art, and visitors may even have a glimpse of a well-known masterpiece. Galleries featured include established international artists and modern masters, while visits to artsy hangouts and artist studios give an insight into the local arts community.
Jumeirah/Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood Route
Down by the creek, the heritage site of Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood is Dubai’s original arts and culture area. Housing several of Dubai’s long established art galleries, artist studios and residencies, as well as the annual SIKKA art fair, the traditional Emirati buildings are a unique way to view art from the region. Galleries predominately feature Emirati, local and regional artists.
Advanced booking is recommended.