Dubai to become open-air museum with city-wide art

Time Out has information on plans for Dubai to become an open-air museum with city-wide art. Also see pictures and more details of what has already rolled out

Dubai is to get its very own open-air museum.

Ditching the idea of housing artifacts in one location, the emirate will be showcasing pieces from local artists far and wide from as early as March.

The initiative will see art on display in several locations across the city, in order to give people in a range of areas the chance to experience the culture we have to offer as a city.

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Saeed Mohammad Al Nabouda, Acting Director General at Dubai Culture and Arts Authority shared that the outdoor museum will expand as different elements of the emirate does too.

Expect to see all sorts of art on display, including photography, sculptures and special instillations.

The experience will be an interactive one and following an initiative introduced in 2014, the idea is those living here will be able to choose what works they want to see.

You may have already seen the idea introduced with Art at City Walk and the good news is the project space is not limited.

In fact the Brand Dubai initiative wants to make the whole experience educational and ensure growth in tourism as well as a better quality of life for residents.

“Each real estate developer will have different installations that will help in raising awareness about the emirate’s history, and will contribute to residents learning about the artists behind the art,” Nabouda told Gulf News.

March will also mark the return of ArtBus, touring the city under the theme Literature Reimagined.

Dubai Culture is now accepting entries for those who want their work displayed on the vehicle, taking inspiration from books, poetry and drama.

On March 17-19 it will travel through Jumeirah, Al Quoz, DIFC, Downtown and Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood.

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