Dubai is about way more than just restaurants and nightlife, get some culture in your life with these seven art galleries and exhibitions you need to check out.
An exclusive gallery offering genuine 19th century French antiques. The collection is one of the largest in the world and offers rare, surviving examples of exclusive fine art and antiques: furniture, clock sets, bronzes, paintings and vases.
Open daily 10am-10pm. Emirates Towers, DIFC, www.19centuryantiques.com (4 388 7000)
Exhibits and sells limited-edition prints by regional and international artists.
Open daily Sun-Thu 9am-6pm. Sobha Ivory 2, Office 801, Al Asayel Street, Business Bay, www.capsulearts.com (04 446 5444)
Specialises in animation, cartoonists and illustrators.
Open Sat-Thu 9am-6pm. 4B Street, Al Quoz 1, www.cartoonartgallery.org (04 346 6467)
A contemporary fine art gallery dedicated to the promotion and exhibition of national and international artists, as well as providing a platform for emerging talents.
Open Sun-Thu 10am-7pm. Number A108, First Floor, Building 6; Dubai Design District, www.citizene.net (04 457 2380)
The heart of the photography community. Holds workshops, events and exhibitions and sells books and camera accessories.
Open Sun-Thu 10am-7pm; Sat 10am-6pm. Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz. (04 380 8545)
A unique space featuring rare European vintage furniture and other old-school industrial-style relics dating back to the 20th century.
Open Sat-Thu 10am-7pm. Street 4A, Al Quoz (055 395 0495)
This space offers selected signed originals by renowned artists. With the introduction of the ‘liberation of art’ concept, the gallery has made high-quality photographs accessible to a wide range of clientele.
Open daily 10am-10pm. City Walk, Al Safa Street, Jumeriah 1, www.lumas.com (04 299 6988)
Sells affordable fine art prints, photography and orginal art by emerging artists.
Open Sat-Wed 9.30am-10pm; Thu-Fri 90.30am-midnight. Times Square Center, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 388 1516)
This Jumeirah space features more than 500 antiques, art and furniture from around the region, some of which are more than 100 years old.
Open Sat-Thu 10am-10pm; Fri 1.30pm-10pm. Sunset Mall, Jumeirah Beach Road, www.sukoungallery.com (04 345 8811)