State-of-the-art studios, internationally-sourced, friendly and knowledgeable staff, the newly opened Dubai Community Theatre & Arts Centre (DUCTAC) is the ultimate resource for creativity in the region. Courses range from painting,drawing and sketching, sculpting, photography and jewellery design. DUCTAC also organises theatre performances monthly.
This art is a vivid imagination by Yalda Jafari. Yalda has expressed her inner artistic moods through computer graphics, interior design, fabric and furniture paintings and design, greeting cards, children’s story books and even murals.
Opening Hours: 24 hours a day
Sheikh Zayed Road
Abrash displays Iranian art and craft by various artists, including work by Al Naeeni.
Opening Hours: 10am-1:30pm, 4:30-9:30pm, Sat to Thur & 4:30-9:30pm on Fri
The galleries store a wide collection of works by international artists, paintings, oils, lithograph, L.E. prints and posters as well as unique artifacts. The framing division offers a vast selection of frames from known producers. You can also have assistance from the professionals for the framing requirements.
Opening Hours: 8am-1pm, 4pm-8pm, Sat to Thur. Closed on Fri
Founded in Paris in 1883, the Alliance Française created a worldwide network. The Alliance Française in Dubai was built in 1993/94 and it is known as the best place to learn French. Its mission is to promote France’s heritage and language as well as to encourage the discovery of its contemporary productions in order to create a cultural dialogue between the cultures of France and the hosting country.
Dubai Community Theatre & Arts Centre, Mall of the Emirates
The exhibition will feature works ranging in different media, like watercolors, oils, acrylics, pastels, drawing, pen & ink, collage and mixed media, pottery, clay handbuilding and sculpture The featured works are done by children, who participate in classes at the DUCTAC.
Opening Hours: 09:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Tel: 04- 3414777
Jumeirah Plaza, Beach Road
This gallery sells fine art, gift items and antique furniture. It has its own framing workshop on the premises.
Opening Hours: 9am-9pm, Sat to Thur and 4pm-9pm on Fri.
Art Attack Gallery, home of fine arts and antiques. Encounter a creation by artists across continents. Irresistibly engaging, works of love emotions and nostalgia of memories. All works are original, where certificates of Authenticity is issued for each work. All works of are presented in the gallery are checked and carefully selected by professionals and critics, so that customers may enjoy original art works. The priority is providing most comfortable, high quality and fast services to our customers.
A chic and a modern art gallery, with a panaramic view of the city, it focuses on national and international comtemporary artists that cater to the tastes and trends of Dubai’s sophisticated art market.
Artisans of the Emirates – was founded in 2005 by Miriam Walsh a feltmaker, and Paul Townsend a silversmith. Both experienced artisans and long-term residents of Dubai. Miriam and Paul wanted to showcase their work alongside other quality local artisans. The monthly ARTE soukhs have become renowned for UAE-based artists & artisans to display their varied skills – hence the name of the group. In 2007 ARTE will be moving to Al Ghazal Mall on the corner of Al Wasl Road and Al Diyafa Street. The emphasis is on high quality and individuality, with members representing over 25 countries, the variety on offer is impressive. The soukhs will continue to be on the 2nd Friday of every month with the first one on Friday 9th February from12:00 to 17:00 hrs.
Al Quoz 1, near The Courtyard, opposite Spinneys warehouse
The New And Third Exhibition From Sculptor Arnaud Rivieren Sculptures Will Be Unveiled At B21 Gallery. Dubai will soon be the site of the third solo exhibition of Arnaud Rivieren, a Belgian who has been residing here for six years. He presents a collection sculptures made of steel, stainless steel and industrial trash, resulting in the exhibition’s 16 pieces with their fluid lines and sometimes dangerously challenging the equilibrium laws. Arnaud Rivieren began by making wheels of steel- minimal windows that frame their surroundings and allow their owner to see their homes and gardens anew. Over the years, he has developed the process, exploring new material and ways to work with metal. There is an intrigue in each and every piece: whether the viewer will figure out many angles of understanding the symbols they may contain or he will be fascinated the way Rivieren has been playing with the tremendous weight of steel as if it was light as a feather.
Jumeirah’s Central Perk will be running art exhibitions for featured artists as well as to showcase the works from the Dubai Autism Centre and the Dubai Centre for Special Needs. Paintings will be available to purchase at Central Perk with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the artists or respective charities.
Opening Hours: This month every Tuesday,Wednesday and Thursday
Calligraphy Exhibition & Live Classical Iranian Music
Block 13, Dubai Knowledge Village
Member of supreme council of Iran’s calligraphy congress, Mehdi Fallah holds a first class Art honors certificate.
Opening Hours: 06:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Carpe Diem La Cafette
Town Centre Mall
Tel: 04 3443629
Colours Of Time
Gallery 76, Jumeirah Dubai
Al Zahraa Sulaiman takes her cues equally from traditional Islamic calligraphy and modern methods of production. A graphic designer by trade, Sulaiman colourful works revel in shape and form, bright and upbeat, full of life. They’re on display at Dubai International Arts Centre – and we’re teamed up with them to offer Time Out readers an exclusive discount on courses this autumn. And don’t forget to check out Al Zahraa Sulaiman’s paintings at Gallery 76, DIAC
Opening Hours: Sat-Thu 9am-6pm
Tel: 04 344 4398
Contemporary Calligraphy Paintings By Mehdi Fallah
Finishing touch gallery, Knowledge Village - Dubai
The renowned Iranian calligraphy artist, Mehdi Fallah received inspiration for his latest paintings from the poem of Hafez, mowlana, Al Khayam and Sorat Al Hamd.
1st Floor, Holiday Centre Shopping Mall, Crowne Plaza Hotel
Creations Art - a virtual art gallery on the internet. It offers different services including Gallery Portfolios, Premiere Artist Portfolios, Basic Artist Portfolios and much more. The company was born as a simple list of online arts resources from around the world. Currently it’s sites represent over 80,000 works by over 10,000 artists from around the world - the largest and most visited collection of contemporary art on the internet.
The current show features every thing from sculpture to oils and water colour, drawinf to mised media all by the centers talented members.
Opening Hours: 9am to 5pm Sat- Thur, and pam to 4pm on Thursday
Dubai Art Lime Exhibition
Berts Cafe - Al Majara, Dubai Marina
Dubai Lime Art will feature Indian Artist Arthi Srinivasan, Most of her paintings are portraits of individuals who have inspired her.
Dubai International Art Centre (DIAC)
Beach Road, Jumeirah, Street 75B between Town Centre and Mercato
The Summer Show Exhibition 2007, through the months of July and August. It will continue to show the work of its talented membership of both amateur and professional artists. While classes and workshops continue at the centre and the action heats up along with the weather, the exhibition spaces will hang a rotating collection of extraordinarily varied art pieces in all styles, mediums and price brackets. Each space will be refilled as pictures find new homes, so it is always worth dropping by to find that original, perfect work of art.
Dubai International Arts Centre
Street 75b, Villa No 27, Near Town Centre, Jumeria Beach Road
The Dubai International Art Centre (DIAC) is Dubai’s oldest and largest arts organization, with over 1,200 members from over 67 different nationalities. The Dubai International Art Centre has been an important resource, a gallery, a library, a learning centre and a home from home for the city’s art lovers for a generation.
Rashed brings an Egyptian sensibility to the traditionally American domain of pop culture. His works offer keen yet candid observations of the social issues that confront modern Egyptians. His mixed-media works juxtapose magazine cut-outs and painted planes, recording the everyday cross-cultural interactions of urban youth.
Eclectic Art & Coffee House
Knowledge Village, Blocks 12 and 13
Eclectic is a coffee shop and cultural haven that hosts art exhibitions, movie nights and the occasional concert.
Opening Hours: 8am-10pm daily
Tel: 050 5538757
Tel: 04 3534833
Fahad Gallery on the Web
International designer and fashion photographer Fahad has opened is gallery on the web, showcasing photographs, haute-couture designs and poetry.
Dubai International Convention and Exhibition centre
Contemporary and Modern art, Paintings,Textiles, carpets,European Furnitures,Maps, Bronzes,Sculptur,Antique jewellery, Ceramics, Rare books and Manuscripts. Silver, Clocks.
Opening Hours: 4.00pm to 10.00pm
The Aroma Garden Bldg, Oud Metha
A concept store that celebrates the rush of modern urban living. Emerging from the drawing board of award-winning local architectural practice DXB-LAB, with identity and graphic design by London’s KoderCraft, Five Green is a fashion-forward boutique and a showcase for challenging art / music / performance / life.
One of the largest galleries in Dubai. Exhibiting and selling a mixture of work by local and international artists, the gallery also has an exquisite collection of decorative furniture and accessories. With over 50 artists, the gallery represents some of the biggest art publishing companies in the world.
Gallery 76 is located within the Dubai International Art Centre and their vision is to promote contemporary art, installations, conceptual and mixed media, and to exhibit national and international artists.
This gallery has a special display for the racing aficionados throughout the horse racing season in the U.A.E. Godolphin Gallery is home to the treasures captured by the Godolphin racing stable in their global campaign to race the finest thoroughbreds in the world.
Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 9am - 5pm, 9am - 9pm on race nights, closed during the UAE summer (May to October)
Hunar gallery is owned by a UAE National business woman, Mrs. Alanood Al Warshow, who aims to encourage local and upcoming talents. The Gallery also showcases a varied display of paintings, sculptures, metal and ceramic works of eminent artists from around the globe. The Gallery is located in Rashidiya close to the Dubai Airport Expo in a contemporary 2-storied Villa. Over the years, Hunar has presented more than 50 exhibitions for 130 renowned artists.
Opening Hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday through Thursday and from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday
Arts Gallery has announced an exhibition of sculptures by Yasi Sinai entitled ’The Shadow’. Featuring grey papier-mache sculptures of women ornamented with different textures and materials, they represent women searching for their lost identity who live like shadows. The figures are decorated with jewels, gold and metal ornaments and textiles to hide their true image.
The theatre is a luxurious 424-seat arena located in the Madinat Jumeirah. as the main theatre in the city, it hosts a broad array of performances from opera and ballet to english-language theatre and improvised comedy.
Built in 1955 as a summer residence for Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, this atmospheric dwelling is now open to visitors. It’s usually very quiet here, giving you a chance to appreciate the peaceful, traditional majlis (meeting room), with its display of carpets, old coffee pots and other antique interior accessories.
Indian-born painter Manisha Gawada takes us on a journey of exploration into the subconscious mind. The flowing colours and range of textures evoke myriad emotions. At the hotel’s Al Nakheel lounge until Monday 4.
Opening Hours: 11am-7pm
Tel: 04 317 1234
Sheikh Zayed Road
Near Gold & Diamond Park
Opening Hours: 7:30am - 5pm, Sat to Wed and 7:30am - 1pm Thur. Closed on Fri.
With hardly any Islamic art galleries in the country to complete with, this gallery has a monopoly over Islamic art genre. Borne out of the idea that Dubai needs more than just high-rise buildings and malls to impress its cultured visitors, Miraj exhibits artworks from around the Islamic world. Antique carpets from Iran and paisley pashminas from the 18th centuty are displayed alongside jewel-encrusted dressed from india and engraved brass from Turkey. The gallery’s collection is impressive and it’s a must-visit for any visitor interested in islamic art.
Opening Hours: 9am-6pm daily
Monde Arte Gallery
Monde Arte will feature an Exhibition of beautiful paintings of Lebanon’s most popular artist living in Dubai. The exhibition will be open from July 29 to August 12.
Mondo Arte Gallery
Mall of the Emirates, 2nd Level the Galleria, L17 Dubai
This minimalist contemporary art gallery boasts its own pnel of artisits who create works that fit any interior.
Original & Unique Art Gallery, is a sole and genuine European and North American Art Gallery in the UAE and the region. The Gallery is located on Al Wasl road in Dubai - the most prestigious spot in the country. One of the principal reasons behind the company’s success is the fact that Dubai is a cultural melting pot and a cosmopolitan intersection of art from the Europe, Middle East, Africa, Southeastern Asia, North America, and Australia.
It is a canadian artist and Zayed University professor Karen Oremus unveils Perpetual Metamorphosis, a collection of poignant prints arranged around a central concept of decay and the passing of time. Her flexible perspective moves from the universal to the deeply personal.
On a par with galleries in London, Paris, New York and other cosmopolitan cities PORT OF CALL Gallery, established in Dubai since October 2000, is a haven for collectors and admirers of Art and Antiques from the Orient. The gallery presents an inspiring collection of fine 18th and 19th Century furniture, ceramics, objects d’art and textiles from China, Japan and Myanmar. The collection is of the highest quality, exclusive and aesthetically pleasing. The pieces are sourced, collected and seen by us in the ’raw’ in their country of origin before any restoration is done there, thus ensuring their quality and originality.
Shazina Gallery started as a small domestic salon which brought them back to the times of the underground art. The creators of the gallery devoted much time and efforts to search of the most interesting works of contemporary artists. The purpose of «Shazina Gallery» is not restricted by the aspiration to demonstrate the variety of fine arts and to enrich your understanding of it.
The gallery would be happy, considering the tastes and requests of the connoisseurs of art, without imposing its own preferences, but of course passing everything through the prism of its own understanding of the beautiful, to assist you to find your own bearings in the world of the modern art and maybe even to create your own collection. Shazina Gallery again and again confirms the idea that a human-being and art cannot be separated. Gallery Shazina Gallery will continue to do its best to preserve this unity.
A Lime Art exhibition which features indian Artist Anand Channar. The exhibition is held from 1st to 10th December At Central Perk uptown Mirdiff 11th to 15th December - Central Perk Jumeirah , 16th to 23rd december at Bert’s Cafe - Dubai Marina. 24th to the 31st December Berts cafe -The Greens
Art de Espana II is an exhibition of paintings from two spanish painters and seven spanish sculptours.
Opening Hours: 10.am till 6.00pm except fridays
Summer Collection EVENT
XVA Gallery Bastakiya
The summer collection show will feature works by artists as diverse in their backgrounds as they are in their backgroundsas they are in their practise.
Event Information: The focus of this year is the dialogue between new talents and art masters.
Opening Hours: 9am to 7pm
The B21 Art Gallery
Al Quoz 3, near the Courtyard
gallery owner Jeffar Khaldi displays hos own work and art by other local artisans.
Opening Hours: 10.30am-8pm Sat-Thu
Sheikh Zayed Road
The glasses and steel barrel vault of this art and cultural centre is easily distinguished. This unique building houses a variety of outlets, including furniture and antiques, artists’ studios, photographic studios, media and advertising companies, hotel supplies, restaurant accessories and a coffee shop. Exhibitions are held on a regular basis in several art galleries within the centre. Total Arts is one of the galleries operating from Courtyard and exhibits works of art from variety of cultures and continents.
Behind Dubai Garden Center parallel to Sheikh Zayed Road
An urban Do It Yourself painting studio, who equip you with unlimited paint, brushes, music, drinks, and let you loose to unwind and freely express yourself on canvas, regardless of your experience. The Jam Jar has put together a very exciting project called Art in the City, introducing Dubai’s first-ever the Art Bus and the Art Map. The Art Bus will provide hop-on hop-off guided tours to art enthusiasts from 10am to 10:30pm from Tuesday, 6 March, to Saturday, 10 March. The Art Map is a special foldable map that details all the art and cultural points in Dubai with a detailed calendar of major art exhibitions and fairs. Tickets available at: The Jam Jar from 3 - 10 March, Mercato Mall from 3 - 10 March, Mall of the Emirates 6 - 10 March.
Orient Guest House is part of the Arabian courtyard Hotel & Spa. The Orient Guest House occupies a classic Arabic-style two-storey villa located in the lively Bur Dubai neighbourhood, within 100 metres of the Dubai Museum and 200 metres from the Meena Bazaar. Dubai Airport is six kilometres from the hotel, with an approximate driving time of 15 minutes.
Le Thanh Son is a well-known painter with an established name and position in Vietnam’s contemporary art scene. He has a personal and truly original impressionistic style, with a splendid palette of Oriental colour rich in freshness and decorative character. The Red Gallery will show Le Thanh Son’s new ’Leaves’ exhibition.
The Third Line Gallery
Al Quoz 3near The Courtyard A
The Third Line exhibits contemporary Middle Eastern art and is quite possibly the best gallery of its kind in the region.
Off Interchange Three, Al Quoz, just before Spinneys Distribution Center
Albeit comprising art works from a variety of cultures and various continents, Total Arts concentrates more on Middle Eastern artists and their works. The ground floor is open for exhibition, the mezzanine level reserved for works. Total arts has more than 300 paintings on permanent display and conducts regulars exhibitions of traditional handicrafts and antique furniture.
Dubai Community Threatre & Arts centre - Mall of emirates
Opening Hours: 8.00pm onwards
Behind Majlis Gallery, Al Fahidi roundabout, Bastakia
XVA is a contemporary art gallery, vegetarian restaurant, and guest house with two courtyards located in the historical section of Dubai known as Bastikya. A wonderfully Bohemian gallery with an outdoor space.