This rooftop botanical light garden in Dubai is a must visit
And it’s free…
Not been to Jameel Arts Centre yet? The first non-government entity of its kind in the Gulf, the contemporary arts institution spans an impressive 10,000 square metres on the Al Jaddaf waterfront.
While inside, there are 10 separate gallery spaces that house temporary exhibitions from around the world that change on a regular basis, there’s plenty to check out outside too.
And one of the most striking exhibitions is best seen by night, perfect for the summer months when alfresco activities are limited to the evenings.
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Found on the roof of the Jameel Arts Centre is an immersive installation of vibrant lights designed to look like a botanical garden. The exhibition, called Contrary Life – A Botanical Light Garden Devoted to Trees, was created by two Kuwaiti artists Alia Farid and Aseel AlYaqoub, and plays on the idea of our relationship with nature in the modern world.
Trees and plants light up in a kaleidoscope of colours from neon pinks and purples to more traditional oranges and greens.
Best of all, the entire centre is free to enter.
If you want to check it out, you’ll need to visit before August 17, which is when the exhibition ends. Jameel Arts Centre will also be closed from August 11 to 13 for Eid.
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Jameel Arts Centre at Jaddaf Waterfront, opposite Palazzo Versace, Sat to Thur 10am to 8pm, Fri 10am to 10pm. jameelartscentre.org