Dubai’s art scene thrives amid the glitz and bustle
Dubai is not just about malls, towering skyscrapers and a glitzy night life. Over the years, the city has grown appreciably as an exciting art hub in the Middle East. The contemporary art scene in Dubai is truly buzzing in terms of artists and acclaimed work. The emirate hosts popular art events through the year. The real excitement in Dubai’s art world lies across town in the dusty warehouse district of Al Quoz, hidden among auto workshops and warehouses behind Times Square. The fascinating Bastakiya historical area in the old part of Dubai also has much to offer art enthusiasts. The Dubai International Financial Centre hosts Art Nights, an event that brings together emerging artists, photographers and musicians from around the world. Senior photographer Pankaj Sharma explores the city’s art scene.