Jameel Arts Centre

Inaugurated in November 2018, the centre is one of the first art institutions in Dubai

Jameel Arts Centre, Jaddaf Waterfront

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 leading contemporary art institution for the UAE, the Middle East and South Asia region and beyond, the centre hosts a varied programme which includes solo and group exhibitions, commissions and projects drawn both from the Art Jameel collection and external collaborations, and promotes artists from the region and outside.

The centre was founded and supported by Art Jameel, independent organisation which operates in order to nurture contemporary art practice and protect cultural heritage of UAE region and beyond.

Located in Jaddaf Waterfront, Dubai, the architectural complex was designed by the UK-based Serie Architects led by principal Christopher Lee. Besides the exhibit spaces, it hosts also an open-access library and research centre, a restaurant, a shop, a rooftop terrace designed for installations, film screenings and events and dedicated projects and events spaces.



Contacts & Details
mon, tue, wed, thu, sat, sun 10:00 am – 8:00 pm; fri 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

T: +971 4 873 9800
W: Website

Jameel Arts Centre, Jaddaf Waterfront

Current Exhibitions
The Library of Unread Books
Initiated by Heman Chong and Renée Staal, The Library of Unread Books is a 10-year art project that...
16 Nov 2019 - 31 Jan 2020
Phantom Limb
Interrogating our lived relationship to material heritage,”Phantom Limb“, as its title implies,...
10 Oct 2019 - 15 Feb 2020
Past Exhibitions
Contrary Life: A Botanical Light Garden Devoted to Trees
Kuwait-based artists Alia Farid and Aseel AlYaqoub created the immersive installation “Contrary...
11 Nov 2018 - 01 Sep 2019
Shaikha Al Mazrou
Artist Shaikha Al Mazrou‘s “Green house: Interior yet Exterior, Manmade yet Natural”...
11 Nov 2018 - 01 Sep 2019
Crude: Oil as Archive, Infrastructure and Technology
The exhibition groups 17 artists and collectives which investigate the topic of oil, considered as an...
11 Nov 2018 - 30 Mar 2019
Chiharu Shiota: Departure
Specially commissioned for the opening of the Jameel Arts Centre, “Departure” is a large-scale...
10 Nov 2018 - 07 Sep 2019
Artist’s Rooms
“Artist’s Rooms” of the Jameel Arts Centre presents Farah Al Qasimi, Hemali Bhuta, Seher...
07 Mar 2019 - 08 Jun 2019
Second Hand
Gathering together the works from the Art Jameel Collection that explore materiality in contemporary...
03 Jul 2019 - 23 Nov 2019