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May 2016

May 24, 2016

Top 10 art galleries in Dubai

Majlis Gallery

Majilis-GaleryOpen since 1989, this is one of Dubai’s oldest galleries with a reputation for introducing many of the regions finest artists to the cultural stage.  Located in the Al Fahidi Historic District neighborhood, this gem has evolved into one of Dubai’s premier fine art galleries. It showcases local and international paintings and sculpture created by international artists inspired by the region as well as high-quality pottery, glass and other crafts – a haven for artists and art lovers alike.


tashkeelFounded in 2008, Tashkeel is a contemporary art organization that’s making waves in the Dubai art scene. It showcases the work of both local and international artists and fosters ties with other international artistic and cultural organizations. Tashkeel aims to bring art and culture to a wider audience by engaging the community in its programs. From the looks of it, the approach definitely seems to be working…

Gallery One

gallery1Gallery One (g-1) was formed in 2005 with a vision to ‘democratize art’. A vision that seems to be realizing itself very well. From a single 350 square foot store in Dubai, it has grown to 10 retail gallery stores in four countries and a goal to grow even more. One to visit if you’re looking for quality products displayed in a familiar and friendly environment.


jam jarFounded in 2005, thejamjar is one of the liveliest art spots in town. At its heart, thejamjar is a community arts space that promotes artists and the development of Dubai’s arts scene through its range of initiatives. From offering the region’s first DIY painting studio to organizing year round exhibitions and art consultations, thejamjar is the place to be for those looking for a walk on the cultural lane.

The Third Line

2750-232-187The Third Line is a Dubai-based gallery which focuses on contemporary Middle Eastern Art. It represents contemporary Middle Eastern artists locally, regionally and internationally and also hosts non-profit programs that increase interest and dialogue in the region. Definitely one to watch to visit if you’re a contemporary art fan.

Green Art Gallery

green art galleryGreen Art Gallery represents a diverse range of artists from the established to the up and coming stars. With artists hailing from the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia, Turkey and beyond,  this gallery has earned a reputation for showcasing artists from an eclectic mix of cultural backgrounds

Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde

gallery van den eyndeEstablished in 2006, Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde was founded in Dubai with a focus on nurturing emerging and mid-career artists. The gallery presents challenging and innovative contemporary artwork that promotes its artists who are pre-dominantly from the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia and Iran.


ARTSPACEFounded in 2003, ARTSPACE Dubai is one of the art world’s leading platforms for contemporary Middle Eastern art. The gallery has participated in several local and international art fairs and collaborated with numerous iconic art institutions. It has a finger on the pulse on Dubai’s sophisticated art scene and the gallery’s discerning worldwide collector base. One to check out if you’re a contemporary art fan.

Hunar Gallery

Hunar GalleryThe name Hunar means ‘Art’ and the prestigious gallery opened its doors in 1998. The Gallery has a track record of showcasing paintings, sculptures, metal works and ceramics of eminent artists from around the globe. Owned by a UAE National business woman Mrs. Alanood Al Warshow, Hunar greatly encourages local and upcoming talents.


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  • It’s amazing to see how Dubai is transforming itself into such a vibrant cultural hub for the region. I’m proud to call this city home.

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