Out of Hours: Arts & Culture

Experience Dubai beyond GITEX as you soak up some culture in one of its many art galleries

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Out of Hours: Arts & Culture
By  Vineetha Menon Published  August 20, 2010

Dubai has some fantastic art galleries, showcasing some of the best works from artists based in the region and abroad, with several in close proximity to the Dubai World Trade Center.

And if you still have more time to spare, we'd recommend heading further afield to Bastakiya district of Bur Dubai for more stunning works. Here are our top picks for art and culture enthusiasts.

Guide produced with the kind assistance of TimeOutDubai.com.

Kashta Gallery
A centrally located gallery offering art for sale, as well as exhibition.
Telephone 04 332 0000
Taxi Emirates Towers Boulevard, Sheikh Zayed Road.
Opening Hours Only open when showing an exhibition, so call ahead of a visit

Opera Gallery
Houses works by 50 Masters, plus contemporary greats from China and more.
Telephone 4 323 0909
Taxi Dubai International Financial Centre, Gate Village 3
Opening Hours Sunday to Thursday 10am-8pm, Saturday 12pm-8pm. Closed Friday.

The Empty Quarter
Dubai's only gallery dedicated to photography, this boasts a huge, alterable space and superb library.
Telephone 04 323 1210
Taxi Dubai International Financial Centre, Gate Village 2
Opening Hours Saturday to Thursday 9am-10pm, Friday 3pm-10pm

Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding
Restored Arabic residence hosts cultural breakfasts, Bastakia walking tours, Mosque tours, and coffee mornings.
Telephone 04 353 6666
Taxi Al Musalla Road, Bur Dubai
Opening Hours Sunday to Thursday 8am-7pm

XVA Gallery
Large Bur Dubai gallery with very picturesque surroundings
Telephone 04 353 5383
Taxi Al Musalla Road, Bur Dubai
Opening Hours Saturday to Thursday 9am-9pm

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