In pics: Dubai Canvas takes over La Mer

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Giant 3D cats, camels, doodles and even a slinky garden…

Dubai Canvas is back, and even a spot of rain over the weekend couldn’t put a dampener on the colourful street art festival.

Public spaces at La Mer, the beachfront district in Jumeirah 1, have been transformed into “open-air canvases” for more than 30 artists from around the world to display their work.

As well as the spectacular 3D art – which is always a major draw to the festival – this year you’ll also find tape art, inflatable art, object art, and “graffiti spaghetti”.

Here are some of our favourite pics from Dubai Canvas at La Mer. Remember, you can still check it out until March 7…

English artist Mr Doodle covered these pipes with his “graffiti spaghetti”.

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This slinky garden installation sees the humble toy transformed into a masterpiece…

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This piece by American 3D artist Tracy Lee Stum is called ‘Endangered Species’.

And this bold design is by American muralist Shawn McCann.

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This 3D camel is incredibly life-like…

Check out the ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’ by American street artists Dave and Shelley Brenner.

This piece is pretty mind-bending…

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Here’s a piece by Mexican street artist Roberto Trevino Rodriguez…

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It’s a rubber duck pool!

How good is this 3D cat?

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This mural is by French street artist Etien.

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And this chrome bunny is by Puerto Rican street artist Bik Ismo. 

Gone fishing…

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And here’s a stunning new permanent mural by German artist Case Maclaim…

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