New LED maze opens in Downtown Dubai

Emaar and Dubai Tourism have launched Downtown Light Park art installation

New LED maze opens in Downtown Dubai
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Dubai's twinkling cityscape is always dazzling to look at, but this new park in Downtown Dubai is shining a whole new light on the city.

Named Downtown Light Park, the new light installation in Burj Plaza is now open to the public, and boasts a special LED-lit maze along with a spinning mirror-and-light art show.

Launched by Emaar and Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), the park will be open for all to visit every day from 5pm onwards.

One of the first installations to see is the Silvana Light Maze, a colourfully lit labyrinth made up of 72 acrylic glass panels standing 2.2m tall.

It uses powerful LED rails along the panels to make explorers feel like they’re in an infinity room, with changing colours of light overlapping each other. Good luck not getting confused here.

The park also features Light Art DXB, made by Frankfurt and Athens-based lighting designer George Tellos, along with Dubai-based technical designer John Jossifakis.

The installation is inspired by the book Reflections on Happiness and Positivity by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai.

It uses spinning mirror blocks and lights to reflect one’s daily life and the images of the city, along with highlighting the views of the Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Fountain.

If you’re looking for more creative vibes this weekend, alternative music festival Kaynouna is returning on Friday February 1, and it’s got a brand-new artsy theme.

There’s loads of art hidden around Dubai’s cafés and restaurants, and you can check out where to find a stack of it right here.

Time to turn the lights up.
Free. Open daily, 5pm onwards. Burj Plaza, Downtown Dubai.

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