As the weather begins to cool down to a temperature that is bearable for all of us to get out, and more outdoor venues which were closed for the summer open their doors to visitors, the time to explore outdoors couldn't be more perfect! And what better way to do it than visiting all the areas with street art in Dubai. So whether you are looking for a colourful spot to get the best Instagram picture or just want to admire the beautiful work of art on the walls in Dubai, you can use this list as your guide. So without further ado, here is a list of all the places in Dubai with street art.
tOp 5 PLACES WITH THE BEST STREET ART IN DUBAI
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This is not a surprise! La Mer has shown up first on our list of areas with street art in Dubai. With its edgy vibe, millennial look and a large array of trendy restaurants, this outdoor spot which has been developed by Meraas has become a favourite for residents as it is one of the best places in Dubai to take selfies. The entire area of La Mer is dotted with colourful walls which adds to its trendy look, so whichever corner you turn to, you will find some of the best graffiti art in Dubai.
Next up for all the trendy spots which have street art in Dubai is City Walk which is another project by Meraas. This is the area adorned with the popular "I love DXB" graffiti art that you have probably seen on your Instagram feed. So if you want to grab a shot with this popular guy, just head on to City Walk. You'll also be able to find many more vibrant statement pieces, murals that have been designed by some big names from the street art world such as Ron English, Lady Aiko from Japan and many more. City Walk is also known for its line of trendy eateries and boutique fashion stores, so once you're done snapping shots of your favourite street art piece, you can head over to these places for a relaxed weekend in Dubai.
Apart from the affordable apartments for rent in Karama, this area has something very special to offer - it is the talent of a group of passionate artists who transformed this area into a colourful district. A move initiated by Wasl Properties in 2016, saw a transformation of the Karama Souk, making it one of the most popular places to see graffiti art in Dubai. You will get to enjoy 24 stunning displays of art that are sprawled across the old commercial buildings in Karama Souk, which acted as the perfect canvas for the 'Rediscovering Karama' project. The vibrant colours on the old buildings offer a delightful visual experience and great opportunities for photographers to get some amazing shots. Here's a closer look at the street art in Karama.
Al Fahidi District is next on our list of the best places to find street paintings in Dubai. Known for hosting popular art festivals in Dubai such as the Sikka Art Fair, the historic Al Fahidi neighbourhood has several permanent art pieces installed featuring some amazing public art in Dubai with new additions by up and coming artists from around the world frequently being showcased. It's also a great place to visit to soak up and learn about the rich heritage and history of the UAE.
DUBAI DESIGN DISTRICT (d3)
Last but not the least we have the popular commercial district of d3. This area literally has 'design' in its name so you know if you visit this place you will find some artsy walls with interesting designs. Home to Bayut's office, this area is overflowing with creative designs in the form of live installations and street paintings. Check the interesting photo-ops you can get if you visit d3.
Dubai is possibly one of the most colourful emirates' and surely as time passes, we will have more areas featuring the talents of graffiti artists from across the globe. We hope you enjoyed this feature of all the lovely places in Dubai with street art. The other places with street art in Dubai that you can check out include JBR, Box Park and the Yard, all of which offer great photo opportunities.
Do you know any other places in Dubai that have street art? Let us know in the comment section below and don't forget to tag us on @bayutuae on our Instagram if you do take a picture at any of these spots. If you are looking for some more places in Dubai to get some amazing shots, check out our feature on the best Instagram-friendly places in Dubai.