Art in The United Arab Emirates

U.A.E (United Arab Emirates) artists, art museums and galleries: a reference guide to websites


Abu Dhabi *

Abu Dhabi Art Fair

Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Museum

Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Museum

Louvre Abu Dhabi
Wikipedia entry.

Saadiyat Island
The new cultural centre of Abu Dhabi.

Zayed National Museum

Saadiyat Island
Wikipedia entry.

Aharjah Biennal
Since 1993, the Department of Culture and Information of the Emirate of Sharjah has hosted the international Art Biennial.

Arabic TV

Free Arabic TV



The Art Dubai Art Fair

Artists *

Contemporary artists from the UAE.

Artists. An online gallery from UAE Interact.


Contemporary culture in The U.A.A., a summary from UAE Interact.

The Culture Boom in Abu Dhabi
Interior Views: Visions, Skepticism, Challenges. By Haupt & Binder.

Culture initiatives. The UAE Yearbook


Dubai *

Art Dubai contemporary art fair
Art Dubai takes place every March at the Madinat Arena. As the first contemporary art fair in Dubai, the Fair has become a cornerstone for the rapidly eveloving art scene in The UAE.

Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre
The Theatre & Arts Centre was the first modern, non-profit, cross-community creative centre in the Gulf and is now playing an active role in community arts, both visual and performance.

Carbon 12 Dubai
Carbon 12 Dubai is an international contemporary art gallery established in 2008 in Dubai.

Dubai City Online Guide

Dubai Museum

Dubai travel & Culture Services. A tour operator site about UAE.

Majlis Gallery

XVA Gallery


A collection of articles and audio lectures on Muslim belief and practice, with Quran recitations. [Arabic and English]


Louvre Abu Dhabi


Museums *

Museums in the United Arab Emirates.

The National Museum of Ras al-Khaimah

Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Museum

Louvre Abu Dhabi
Wikipedia entry.

Saadiyat Island
The new cultural centre of Abu Dhabi.

Sharjah Art Foundation
The Sharjah Art Foundation brings a broad range of contemporary art and cultural programmes to the communities of Sharjah, the UAE and the region.

The Virtual Museum

Zayed National Museum


News/art news *

UAE art news from UAE Interact.

News. Arts and entertainment news feeds.

News on the arts in UAE, from UAE Interact.


Sharjah *

The Sharjah Art Museum
An art museum in the city of Sharjah.

The Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization

Sharjah Museums
A website allowing access to several museums in Sharah, including the Museum of Contemporary Arab Art and the Heritage museum. The Sharjah Museums Department oversees and links the current and future museums of Sharjah.


Travel Guide for The United Arab Emirates

UAE Ministry of Information and Culture website.

United Arab Emirates University