DreamInn Dubai Top Picks | Contemporary Art & Culture
Over the past decade, the UAE has seen an exponential growth in the creative field owing to the ever growing artistically inclined talent pool - local and otherwise. This has led to the emergence of now globally renowned spaces that are markers of cultural development in the region. Tourists have the opportunity to enjoy a unique side of the UAE; once only associated with shopping and exotic desert locations, the region now gives visitors the opportunity to expand their creative horizons.
If you’re one to enjoy good art, good music and engage in some cultural learning, here are our top three picks for you:
What was once a cluster of warehouses in the thick of Dubai’s industrial district, is now home to some of the region’s renowned contemporary art galleries. Catch a screening of an independent film, perhaps catch a gallery opening or even take home a piece of unique artwork - make some time for a quick coffee at one of Alserkal Avenue’s many gourmet coffee outlets.
Dubai Design District
Home to some of the biggest names in the global design and fashion industry, D3 screams young, contemporary luxury. Find galleries, fashion boutiques, fine dining and if you happen to be in the neighborhood during the cooler months, you’d be lucky to catch exciting events that are frequented by the creative elites in the city.
The Louvre, Abu Dhabi
Only about a 40 minute drive from Dubai lies one of the world’s most esteemed museums of high art. The Louvre, Abu Dhabi is home to an artistic heritage that spans centuries. From Mesopotamian artifacts to groundbreaking works of the 20th century, enjoy an exciting history lesson of the works that have shaped the art world as we know it today. Built by international renowned architect Jean Novel, the Louvre Abu Dhabi is a structural marvel in itself. Enjoy art and serenity by the turquoise waters of the Persian Gulf.