Our
Initiatives

Setting the stage for the various
expressions of arts

Downtown Design

Downtown Design

Downtown Design is an international design trade fair of select quality brands exhibiting product ...

Soul of Dubai

Soul of Dubai

​Launched in 2012, Soul of Dubai aims at showcasing the dynamic growth of the city as well as its ...

Beautification of Dubai

Beautification of Dubai

Dubai Culture & Arts Authority in collaboration with the Roads & Transport Authority will wo ...

Dubai Art Season

Dubai Art Season

​​The season aims to highlight the Emirate's growing creative landscape internationally. Kicking off ...

Dubai Outdoor Art Project

Dubai Outdoor Art Project

An innovative public arts initiative, the Dubai Outdoor Art Project, launched by Dubai Culture in 20 ...

Sikka Art Fair

Sikka Art Fair

Whether you're a confirmed art lover, a budding artist or want to experience the very best tale ...

Art Services

Art Services

​Dubai Culture's Arts Services portfolio comprises multifaceted services to identify, encourage, nur ...

Dubai Next

Dubai Next

Dubai Next is a dynamic platform aimed at highlighting the vibrant creative scene of Dubai and ...

Al Maktoum Hospital Museum

Al Maktoum Hospital Museum

Dubai Culture has unveiled 'Al Maktoum Hospital Museum,' a first-of-its-kind tribute to Dubai's firs ...

Dubai Metro Museum

Dubai Metro Museum

​Dubai Culture and the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) are transforming six of the Dubai Metro ...

Art Bus

Art Bus

​​The ArtBus, organized by ArtintheCity and thejamjar, in partnership with the Dubai Culture & A ...

Design Days Dubai

Design Days Dubai

Held under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Pri ...

Art Dubai

Art Dubai

Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President an ...

Live Our Heritage Festival

Live Our Heritage Festival

​​Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) – the Emirate's dedicated entity for heritage, ...

CULTURE CALENDAR

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Dubai Culture in Numbers

94%

Customer Satisfaction

734

Events in Culture, Art & Heritage

1149

Emirati Artist and Talent

22

Cultural & Heritage Sites

50th

Anniversary for Al Ras Public Library

1,022,634

Visitors for Dubai Museum

830,539

Visitors of the Heritage Sites

8

Public Libraries

I am not strange.
I am just not normal.
Salvador Dali

Dubai Culture
Story


The Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) was launched on March 8, 2008 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President & Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. Dubai Culture plays a critical part in achieving the vision of the Dubai Strategic Plan 2021 of establishing the city as vibrant, global Arabian metropolis that shapes culture and arts in the region and the world.

Vision
To be a platform of diverse cultural exchange and innovation, regionally and globally.


Mission
"To enrich the cultural scene by maintaining a sustainable cultural ecosystem while preserving the Emirati Heritage and nurturing talents to enhance cultural diversity and social cohesion"

Leaders and visionaries that are leading the cultural renaissance in the city.

The Dubai Culture and Arts Authority was launched in March 2008 as a key initiative ...

Home to many of the world's biggest achievements, Dubai has gained a reputation as a multicultural ...

strategic framework for the Arts & Culture sector.

OUR JOURNEY
Past, Present & Future

Art enters your life in many forms. A poem, a film, a painting, a book. Whenever it finds you , breathe it in and live.


"Our national identity is integrally linked to the
Arabic language,which serves as an effective medium to
express our values, culture and heritage"
HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid

Live Our
Heritage

Like every city, Dubai's character is shaped by its culture.

Al Ahmadiya School

Al Ahmadiya School

Al Ahmadiya School takes you back to the historical ambience of education in the early 20th century ...

Heritage House

Heritage House

Located in one of the oldest urban sites in Dubai, the Heritage House was established by Mr. Matar S ...

Heritage Village

Heritage Village

The Heritage Village was built in 1997, at the Al Shindagha histor ...

Camel Museum

Camel Museum

Camel Museum was built in the 1940s, in the Al Shindagha area and ...

Coin Museum

Coin Museum

The Coins Museum is located in Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood near the Ruler's Divan in Bur Duba ...

Naif Museum

Naif Museum

Naif Fort was built in 1939 in a strategic location of Deira's district, in the heart of the commerc ...

A true artist
is not one who is inspired,
but one who inspires others.
Salvador Dali

Dubai
Public Library

Turn the pages to your next adventure

CREATIVITY IS INTELLIGENCE HAVING FUN
Albert Einstein

"NATURE IS NOT ONLY ALL THAT IS VISIBLE TO THE EYE
IT ALSO INCLUDES THE INNER PICTURES OF THE SOUL"

Edvard Munch

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