Art Galleries and Museums in UAE

Art Galleries and Museums in UAE

Art Scene in UAE

United Arab Emirates has become international art hub and taken attention from all over the world, its unique location between east and west,  While Tehran, Damascus and Cairo thrived as cultural capitals of the 20th-century. 20th century was marked as time of intense artistic and cultural rise in the UAE. Christie’s set its foot in Dubai and hosted the first auction of contemporary and modern art in 2006.  The galleries opened across the country and in 2009 and UAE was tagged as the first Gulf country with a permanent pavilion at Venice Biennale, on of the most popular art exhibitions in the globe.

The transformation enabled the magnetic power for  UAE’s young people to contribute to the creative and strategic vision. Vision of the rulers and art patrons art from UAE has embarrassed the visual language in multi dimensional context. Dubai transformed into the hub of commercial art, Abu Dhabi invested in broader collaborations and Sharjah connected creative minds to international art scene. From galleries and performance spaces to world class museums, festivals to creative events Art scene in UAE has a lot to offer.

List of Art Galleries & Museums In Dubai

Top Contemporary and Modern Art Galleries in Dubai , UAE

Dubai, second largest city of  United Arab Emirate’s has become one of Middle East’s art hub and Dubai has developed an exciting community of contemporary art galleries and events. From modern artists to contemporary artist which includes young emerging contemporary artists has gained popularity through Dubai Art Scene, Art Dubai and Alserkal Avenue have played a major role to boost the art scene and it has also gained the attraction of many international and local art galleries from all around the world.

Art Dubai is a major event which has taken immense gravity in the art scene around the globe after Venice Biennale and Dhaka Art Festival and many other big art events, Dubai Design week, Art Dubai, Art Week and Downtown Design, these are the collaborative arrangements of creative and cultural events and functioning across Dubai.

Dubai art scene also invites students and arrange creative programmes for educational institutes to learn art and design culture around the world so they can promote the knowledge and understanding of creative industries in the Middle East. Each year they invite a number of national and international galleries to promote the artists and galleries and art culture.

List of Art Galleries in Dubai

Below is the list of best art galleries in Dubai which includes Modern and contemporary art galleries

Antidote Art and Design Gallery, 64A, 4B Street, Al Manara, Dubai UAE

One of the most innovative art gallery and Design Platform in Dubai who is connecting a new generation of collectors with the emerging contemporary Artists. The gallery represents artists and Designers form the Middle East and South Asia, Founded by Laure Parise from France and Najeh Zimmermann from Pakistan the gallery was started as an art room concept. Now it is an online e-commerce platform as well which makes it accessible to all.

Gallery Artist List:

Aamir Habib, Idrees Hanif, Noor Ali Chagani, Majid Alyousef, Fred Atlan, Wajeeha Batool, Roshan Chhabria, Daniel Farioli, Cedric Galopin, Curtis Gannon, Antoine Grospiron-Jaccoux, Shahzad Hassan Ghazi, Samina Islam, Farah Mahbub, Sarah Mumtaz, Didier Naert, Nasir Nasrallah, Chantal Parise, Ibrahim Quraishi, Mohamed Rabie, Martin Reyna, Farah Salem, Imrana Tanveer, Joëlle Verstraeten

ANTIDOTE art & design FZC
[email protected]
+ 971 50 7155 633

64A, 4B Street, Al Manara, Dubai UAE
For events, Artist and Gallery events

Art Sawa Gallery, Gate, Al Sa’ada Street, Dubai, UAE

Art Sawa foot in Dubai in 2008. When it was challenging to set in the multi-cultural context of art in Dubai. Gallery Art sawa was always looking forward to promoting art and promotion of talent and that was not easy for Amel B. Makkawi, owner and director of art Art Sawa, having sufficient space with its own dynamic gallery has a major role to Dubai’s boosting art scene in the past decade. The distinctive platform for contemporary art and art from the middle east and neighbour countries. Gallery has accomplished its vision through educational programs, exhibitions and publications which reflect issues and also the art practices. Space has its two extraordinary branches, state of the art, DIFC and the other one in Kuwait. Gallery has a wide range of media for presenting art.

Gallery Artist List: 

Ahmed Al Bahrani, Ahmed Askalany, Ali Raza, Camille Zakharia, Essam Marouf, Georges Mohasseb, Jalal Luqman, Khaled Abdulwahed, Mireille Merhej, Marwa Adel, Karine Roche, Mondongo, Mohammad El Rawas, Mustafa Ali, Rafael Barrios, Robert Hammond, Saddam Jumaily, Sara Shamma, Zena Assi, Wael Darwesh, Rym Karoui

Address: Unit R01,
Gate Village Building no. 8, Dubai – United Arab Emirates

DIFC, P.O.Box 212592,

Email Address: [email protected]

UAE, +971 4386 2366

For more details Visit:

Grey Noise Art Gallery, unit 24, Al Serkal Avenue, Dubai, UAE

Gallery was launched in 2008 in Lahore, Grey Noise then relocated to Dubai in 2012 after finding the art scene at its boost in Dubai, Gallery has earned its status amongst the international art organisations as space for innovative and contemporary art. Umer But is the founder of the gallery who has been working hard since 2008 to introduce and promote art and artist from the Middle East, South Asia and Europe, Grey Noise gallery represents emerging and established artist who made works in the context of local culture, there is a diversity in medium represented by the gallery.

Gallery Artist List: 

Charbel-joseph H.Boutros, Joana Escoval, Caline Aoun, Fahd Burki, The Estate of Lala Rukh, Stephaine Saade, Mehreen Murtaza, Mariam Suhail, Lantian Xie, Michael John Whenal, Iqra Tanveer, Hossein Valamanesh

Address: Unit 24, Alserkal Avenue, Street 8, Al Quoz 1
Dubai, UAE.

Telephone +971 4 3790764
Fax +971 4 3790769
Email [email protected]

Mon – Thur, Sat / 11 am – 7 pm
Fri & Sun, closed

For more Details Visit:

Jameel Arts Centre, Jaddaf Waterfront- Dubai, UAE

One of the leading contemporary art institute in Dubai dedicated to exhibit extraordinary works to the public and communities through research , commission and learning. It was founded by Art Jameel. Art Jameel Supports creative communities and artists, their initiatives are restoration programmes and running the heritage institutes with wide range of educational programmes for all ages.

Delfina Foundation, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts are their major institutional partners. They are dedicated to come up with the innovative programs that embrace and values the both new media technologies as well as ancient methods.

To enquire about any of our programmes or events, please email [email protected]

Dubai address:

Art Jameel
PO Box 212898
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
T: +971 4 873 9811 Email: [email protected]

Jeddah address:

Art Jameel
Community Jameel Initiatives
PO Box 248
Jeddah 21411, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
T: +966 12 660 3177

Marina Islamic Art Gallery, 23 10 B St – Dubai, UAE

The Third line Art Gallery ,Dubai, UAE

Lawrie Shabibi Art Gallery,Dubai, UAE

Opera Gallery Art Gallery,Dubai, UAE

Green Art Gallery Art Gallery,Dubai, UAE

Carbon 12 Art Gallery,Dubai, UAE

Elmarsa Gallery Art Gallery,Dubai, UAE

Tashkeel Art Gallery,Dubai, UAE

Andakulova Gallery,Dubai, UAE

The Workshop,Dubai, UAE

Tabari Artspace ,Dubai, UAE

Galleries At Alserkal Avenue Dubai,Dubai, UAE

Custot Gallery Dubai,Dubai, UAE

1X1 GALLERY Lane IIIII,Alserkal Avenue, Dubai, UAE

AYYAM GALLERY Lane IIIII,Alserkal Avenue, Dubai, UAE

ELMARSA GALLERY Lane IIIII,Alserkal Avenue, Dubai, UAE


GREEN ART GALLERY Lane IIIII,Alserkal Avenue, Dubai, UAE

GREEN ART GALLERY Lane IIIII,Alserkal Avenue, Dubai, UAE

LEILA HELLER GALLERY, LOCATION Warehouse 87,Alserkal Avenue, Dubai, UAE

SHOWCASE GALLERY Lane III,Alserkal Avenue, Dubai, UAE

List of Art Museums in Dubai, UAE

Etihad Museum

Dubai Museum

The Dubai Heritage Village

Women’s Museum Bait al Banat

Salsali Private Museum

Naif Museum

Saruq Al-Hadid Archaeology Museum

Al Shindagha Museum

Pearl Museum

Coins Museum

Mailis Ghorfat Umm Al Sheif

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