Shop and dine at one of Dubai's art and commerce hubs
Art, commerce and cuisine meet in Dubai's central financial district at Gate Village. Designed to create a “marketplace of ideas”, the area is a fascinating public space combining architecture, art, retail, industrial and interior design. The location is in perfect proximity to all of Dubai’s major hubs.
A gallery devoted to global photography as an artistic medium
If you look down a lens with the eye of a professional photographer, you’ll be interested in visiting The Empty Quarter. The engaging gallery is the first of its kind in the region: the one and only gallery in the UAE and Middle East devoted to photography. The membership is rapidly growing, comprising of artists and enthusiasts alike.
The world's first fully functioning 3D-printed building
The Office of the Future is the first fully functional 3D-printed building in the world and is the main office of The Dubai Future Foundation. Inaugurated in 2016, the 250sqm Office of the Future is the first building that is built to scale with full functionality. Built in less than a month with an industrial printer, this wondrous building represents a step forward for the construction industry.
Check out DIFC's largest contemporary art exhibition space
Artsawa popped up on the region's art scene in 2008. With a gallery in DIFC, Artsawa hosts innovative exhibitions, runs educational programmes as well as publications. Founded by Amel B. Makkawi, Artsawa aims to promote contemporary art in the Middle East, North Africa and neighbouring countries in the region. In addition to its schedule of exhibitions, Artsawa offers lectures on topics such as dance appreciation and live music.