Where to find street art in Dubai 2019

Six places you need to know about

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Dubai is increasingly awash with colour, and like everything thing else in our fair city, even the graffiti is of the highest calibre. With stunning street art adorning buildings, car parks and even metro pillars, there’s never been a better time to get out, stretch your legs and appreciate some al fresco art.

1 City Walk
Visitors to City Walk can see a range of statement pieces and interactive art, all of varying sizes, from full wall installations down to miniscule pop-up model art. Artists from around the world used physical props, spray tins, stencils and gold old fashioned paint brushes to create an area awash with stunning colour. Big names from the street art world, including Rone, Eine and Nick Walker have all left their creative stamp.
City Walk, Al Safa Street, www.citywalk.ae.

2 d3
Iraqi British artist Marwan Shakarchi (aka Myneandyours) has been gracing walls across Dubai with his creative abilities and signature smiling clouds for a few years now, and his artistic revamp of a whole car park entrance in d3 is one of his stand-out pieces, in our opinion. A setting that previously couldn’t have been more nondescript is now a star-studded universe with neon colours, planetary marvels and super-cool astronauts. You might say it’s out of this world…
d3, www.dubaidesigndistrict.com.

3 JBR
Myneandyours has also left his mark at JBR with his Exploration of Colour installation in the middle of a roundabout, featuring three striped cylindrical structures, the tallest being four metres high, painted with geometric forms in bright colours. His graphics also adorn the walls, most notably a massive set of wings and a dumbbell among the many other murals from other artists.
JBR, www.myneandyours.com.

4 Karama
Any street art-lover worth their salt needs to pay a visit to Karama. Epic murals line the buildings in what has become a focal-point of the city and the 24 pieces are a massive source of pride to the people that live here. With colossal sharks, falcons, lions and even guitars splayed the full length of 18b Street, it really is a sight to behold.
18b Street, Karama.

5 Metro Art
We love a sail through the city on the Dubai Metro system, casting our eyes out onto the loveliness that reigns beyond. And now, the very pillars that hold up the tracks are a vision of beauty, thanks to a new project by the government to make Dubai more aesthetically pleasing. The Dubai Metro Murals Project aims to create an “urban ambiance” along Sheikh Zayed Road, with stunning murals being painted on metro pillars between DIFC and Emirates Towers stations. The project is part of an initiative to transform the city into an open-air museum that celebrates art and creativity – as if Dubai wasn’t already easy on the eye.
Between DIFC & Emirates Towers stations, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.branddubai.com.

6 Satwa
Dubai Street Museum on 2nd December Street is an open-air gallery paying homage to Emirati heritage and history. The works of art include a group of Emirati children hoop rolling, a creative map of the UAE, Arabic calligraphy, portraits of Emirati royals, a golden dallah (coffee pot) and more traditional imagery from the UAE. In total, 16 building facades along 2nd December Street have enjoyed the artistic spruce-up.
2nd December Street, Satwa.

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