Buy a modern Arabian masterpiece

Arabian influence on global art, architecture and design in general is as old as the trade routes passing through the region. Ownership of the pieces, however, used to be limited to the rich and powerful. Tour the galleries of Dubai and you could find an artist that you’re sure to find an artist you love and might even stumble across an excellent investment opportunity. The galleries in Al Quoz and DIFC are more established, although they also try to support younger artists and art collectors. Ayyam Gallery hosts a young artist auction, offering pieces that are priced much lower than at the main shows. The Third Line has an upper space that exhibits work by first-time and local artists. Also look out for impromptu warehouse shows: Traffic Gallery hosted one by a young Dubai-based artist called Ubik, and this year he exhibited at Art Dubai.
Visit the art gallery listing section of Time Out Dubai to find out more details about galleries in Dubai. For more information on starting up your own Arabian art collection click here.

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