6 art galleries in Dubai to discover this summer

Whatever type of art you enjoy, there is an art exhibition in Dubai to discover…

Dubai is one of those cities where there is an endless supply of things to do. For a bit of culture to shake up your week, you can always soak up some art and visit these art exhibits in Dubai.



Want to enjoy your art with a cup of coffee? We have what you need. Mawaheb is a unique social enterprise and art studio for purposeful individuals. Under the guidance of teachers, Mawaheb students explore and develop their artistic and life skills through yoga, dance and public speaking sessions. Their main goal is to build community and establish a space in which individuals can be inspired and guided to reach their full potential. “Mawaheb”, the Arabic word for talent, encourages all of its students to explore the world and their own unique talents through the creative arts.

Mawaheb is a special place that lets you experience all of its students’ art, which is showcased through their interconnected community cafe and art studio. The café is a modern and bright space, which serves both as a workplace and as a meeting point with friends. Visitors can view the wonderful art on display while enjoying a delicious selection of coffees, sweets and savory snacks. It will all be guilt-free, as all proceeds will go towards maintaining and running the art studio for Mawaheb’s students.

Mawaheb, Al Quoz Industrial Area 3, Dubai, open Monday to Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. closed Sunday, Tel: (0)50 200 4263, mawaheb-dubai.com

Fabien Fryns Fine Arts

Fabien Fryns Fine Arts

The exhibition Facial Recognition curated by Barbara Pollack examines the consequences of the digital age on our self-perception and our sense of intimacy. This collective exhibition focuses on the evolution of the portrait in rice technology. In our ever-increasing digital age, systems like facial recognition have come to dominate our human existence and diminish our sense of self and privacy. Pollack counters this by presenting a range of pieces that explore portraiture through an abstract lens, transforming the subject often beyond recognition.

Fabien Fryns Fine Art, Alserkal Avenue, Street 8, Al Quoz 1, Dubaï, open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. closed on Sunday, Tel: (0)4 323 5050. fabienfryns.com

Infinity Lights

dubai data infinity of enlightenment

Infinity des Lumières aims to redefine and transform the way we experience and understand art, engulfing all visitors in a totally immersive experience, awakening all of their senses. The Dubai Data exhibition has been created exclusively for Des Lumieres, by world renowned studio Ouchhh and will allow you to experience Dubai like you have never done before, merging technology and art, to create an immersive experience. multi-sensory. It redefines art by translating Dubai’s iconic landscape into data painting, thanks to a revolutionary combination of AI algorithms. This exhibition aims to merge all the elements of Dubai, the heat of the desert, with the amalgamation of the sounds of the city, the ocean and the sand, as well as the animations of the desert and the water. This exhibition aims to provide a fully immersive experience, connecting all dimensions of the city.

Infinity of Lights, Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, infinitylights.com

Mohammed Bin Rashid Library

Mohammed Bin Rashid Library

Explore exclusive historical artifacts at the Treasures of the Library exhibition at this newly opened cultural space in Dubai. Explore different civilizations, through a variety of rare and ancient artifacts. It is the proud home of first-edition books that explore the ancient Arabian Peninsula, as well as unique atlases depicting oceans and galaxies. You can also view a collection of extraordinary ancient books, atlases and manuscripts, some of which date from the 13e century. Don’t miss the Atlas Maior – a unique artifact considered one of the greatest atlases ever made and a masterpiece of the Golden Age of Dutch cartography. If the Atlases don’t tickle your fancy, the exhibition houses the complete works of William Shakespeare and the Ottoman Quran, a large version of the Holy Quran from the Ottoman era. Be sure to get your reservations on the app before you head out.

Mohammed bin Rashid Library, Al Jaddaf (next to Dubai Creek), Dubai, tel. : (0)4 222 2025. mbrl.ae

AKKA project

akka project

AKKA Project Venice presents the works of two new resident artists. Cyrus Kabiru, presents his personal exhibition “A Small World” from September 1 to October 10. It presents the work made by Kabiru during his stay in Venice, as well as works he created with Venetian objects. Kabiru’s medium is based on recycling and repurposing as well as his sentimental connection to simple objects around him.

In addition, Ugandan artist Pamela Enyou, who graduated from Kyambogo Banda University in art and design, will also present her work. Pamela’s work centers on narratives of gender, identity and empowerment, curating an exhibition that contemplates the personal with powerful and deeply rooted messages. If African female art appeals to you, be sure to make it Pamela’s residency, which will run from September 1 to October 31.

Al Quoz 1, Unite 8, First Al Khail Road, Dubai, Tel. : (0)58 578 3360. akkaproject.com

Bait Al Banat Women’s Museum

women's museum

We all love a little female power and it is celebrated in this exhibition at the Women’s Museum. This is a cultural initiative that explores and celebrates the lives of women in the UAE by exploring the past and present and depicting the multiplicity of roles that women have played in UAE culture. It takes place in the Bair Al Banat galleries.

The HERstory exhibition is a project that will appeal to all feminist women. It presents a collection of women’s stories illustrating the collaboration between exceptional women, throughout their lived experiences.

Discover the story of Ousha Bint Husein Bin Nasir Lootah (“a lady from Dubai”) and take a journey through the life of an Emirati woman who embodies all aspects of an independent woman.

Bait Al Banat Women’s Museum, Old Gold Souq, Deira, Saturday to Wednesday from 11am to 6pm, 20 Dhs per person, tel. : (0)4 234 2342. womenmuseumuae.com

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Mildred D. Field