Dubai’s metro stations set to be transformed into art museums

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014. Filed under: Art Destinations Entertainment Home & Garden Science & Technology

Dubai Metro

(Relaxnews) – Dubai’s metro stations are to be turned into living art museums, as part of a new Dubai Metro Museum initiative introduced by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

In an aim to make art accessible to the city’s commuters, four of the metropolis’s main stations will be transformed through art. Each station will display a different artistic or cultural theme, resulting in the Islamic Arts and Arabic Calligraphy Museum, the Inventions Museum, the Contemporary Art Museum and the Visual Art Museum.

Artworks on display will include ceramics, calligraphy paintings, manuscripts and modern art and technology. Visitors will be able to interact with the exhibitions via mobile apps which form part of the ‘Smart Dubai’ initiative.

“We want to reach everyone through arts,” said Sheikh Mohammed. “We want creativity to reach every individual in the society.

“We want to inspire and communicate with every employee on his way to work, every student on his way to pursuing education and every tourist visiting Dubai.”

The Sheikh added that he hoped the project would consolidate the UAE’s reputation as a supporter of the arts and as a cultural link between the East and the West.

Construction is set to commence within weeks and the project is slated to be completed within 12 months, in time for Art Dubai 2015.


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