Schedule in time to soak in some art…

If you want to get creative this year but are not sure where to start? Why not visit some art exhibitions in Dubai for a dose of inspiration?

We’ve listed out a number of exhibitions taking place throughout the city, but make sure you bookmark this page as we will keep adding to it when we receive news of new art events and exhibitions taking place.

Here are 8 art exhibitions in Dubai to check out this January 


galloire art

Where: City Walk, Dubai 
: January 31 to February 28

Contemporary art gallery and platform, Galloire has a new physical space at City Walk and is opening with an exhibition titled <I’M NOT A ROBOT> which features a collection of renowned international artists whose work explores human connection in a digital age, especially relevant given our reliance on technology to maintain communication throughout the pandemic.

Galloire, City Walk, opposite La Ville hotel, Dubai, daily 10am to 10pm, @galloireart

The Sublime Nature of Being

icd brookfield

Where: ICD Brookfield Place
: Until February 27, 2022

This new immersive, multi-sensory group exhibition is the result of the innovative works by contemporary artists exploring the universal human experience of awe and reverence inspired by nature, and its ability to conjure an emotional understanding that transcends rational thought, words and language.

ICD Brookfield Place, Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai.


AKKA Project

Where: AKKA Project, Dubai
: Until February 28, 2022

This group exhibition curated by Raphael Chikukwa presents works created in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. Expect works with different viewpoints, speaking to the embodiment of principles of creativity, social consciousness and critical engagement that have manifested in these trying times.
AKKA Project, Al Quoz 1, Dubai. Tel: (0)56 748 1638.

From End to End

From End to End

Where: Tashkeel Dubai
: Until March 1, 2022

The photos you see here are by six Emirati photographers who examine the bonds between humanity and the natural world. The thought-provoking images demonstrating the ever-evolving process of art and creation were handpicked by leading figures in the UAE’s creative and cultural industries. Be ready to face the question of mankind’s synergy with the natural world as you stroll through this exhibition. There are private tours too if you want to get better acquainted with the photographs.

Tashkeel Nad Al Sheba 1, Dubai. Tel: (0)4 336 3313. @tashkeelstudio

The Adventures of Pinocchio

The Adventures of Pinocchio at Oblong Contemporary Gallery

Where: Oblong Gallery
: Until January 31, 2022

Love the tale of Pinocchio? This exhibition at Oblong Gallery by Italian artist Antonio Nocera is one to check out. As a child, the classic story teaches us why it’s important to not lie. But, artist Antonio sees Pinocchio as one who only speaks the truth and never lies. And it’s not just the little wooden boy with a long nose you’ll see in the exhibition. There’s also butterflies and fairies, all created out of sand, sawdust, glass and more.

Oblong Contemporary Art Gallery, Bluewaters Island, Dubai. Tel: (0)4 232 2071. @oblongcontemporary

The silver screen and beyond

masterpiece gallery 3

Where: Masterpiece Gallery 3
When: Until January 31, 2022 

Not exactly an art exhibition but one you should visit nonetheless. Masterpiece Fine Art, Dubai has launched its third gallery in December in Wafi City the exhibition features images of Hollywood legends including Al Pacino, Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe and many more, captured by fashion and film photographers from over the decades. Go on a journey through the different eras of Hollywood with images taken by British photographer Terry O’Neill, discover the fashion industry with Markus Klinko, an award-winning, international fashion and celebrity photographer, and revel in the iconic works of George Rodger – renowned war photojournalist.

Gallery Three (Unit 812, First Floor), Masterpiece Fine Art Dubai Gallery, Wafi City, Oud Metha, Dubai. Tel: (0)4 324 4555.


sleepwalk green art gallery

Where: Green Art Gallery, Dubai,
When: Until January 31, 2022 

The works of art here by Ana Mazzei takes a look at the half-seen consciousness of waking sleep. You’re in the world, but not quite. Your visit to the exhibition will take you on an entire journey from the second you walk through a semi-transparent black curtain until everything comes into proper full view with freestanding works in abstract shapes that you can possibly only dream of.

Read more about the exhibition here.  

Green Art Gallery, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai. Tel: (0)4 346 9305.

I Thought the Streets Were Paved with Gold

Jameel Arts Centre

Where: Jameel Arts Centre
When: Until February 13, 2022

This is the first solo exhibition is by the revered, late Filipina artist Pacita Abad bringing together exuberant signature works – from her colourful trapunto embroideries to major paintings. The exhibition will take visitors on a compelling journey from Manila to Hong Kong, via New York, Sanaa and beyond.

Jameel Arts Centre at Jaddaf Waterfront, Dubai. Tel: (0)4 873 9800.

Images: Supplied/Instagram