We check out the Sharjah, Bastakiya and Al Quoz ArtBus routes
With the fifth edition of Art Dubai and Sharjah Biennial 10 taking place this March, art lovers in the UAE are in for a visual treat. Complementing the high profile art events that attract global talent, the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) is supporting the ArtBus, which makes its return for the fifth consecutive year. This year, the ArtBus will not only transport art lovers to arts venues in Al Quoz, DIFC and Al Bastakiya but also to Sharjah. The most compelling feature of the ArtBus this year will be its exteriors, which will feature exclusive artworks by Emirati artists, who have been specially commissioned by Dubai Culture in association with Art in the City. These artists are Sheikha bin Dhaher, Zeinab Al Hashemi and Saeed Al Madani and all who critically engage with local culture and the contemporary arts scene.
The ArtBuses will have dedicated art guides providing insight into the galleries and the art on show. Passengers will also be provided with art packs equipping them with a comprehensive introduction. The three routes are as follows:
Sharjah Route, Sharjah
Galleries included are Maraya Art Centre, Barjeel Art Foundation. Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization and Sharjah Biennial 10. There will be two return buses to Dubai to allow for visitors who wish to stay for the evening performances, departing at 5pm and then 15 minutes after the last performance. March 16–19. Bus departs Souk Madinat Jumeirah roundabout at 10am.