University & College Art & Design Trip To Dubai
Art and Design students will encounter the vibrant contemporary art scene in Dubai that will expand their horizons and provoke creativity in their coursework.
Contemporary Middle Eastern art at Third Line Gallery
Thoughtful work at XVA Gallery
New media installations at Mojo Gallery
Opportunity to meet an artist
*Please note, entrance fees where applicable are not included in typical price – contact us for more details
The Third Line represents contemporary Middle Eastern artists including Lamya Gargash, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, and Huda Lufti. It hosts non-profit programs to increase interest and dialogue in the region. Students can gain a deeper understanding of the area by examining the works here. The Third Line also publishes books by Middle Eastern artists.
Established in 2003, XVA is one of the leading galleries in the Middle East that specialises in contemporary art from the Arab world and Iran. Its exhibition programme includes works by emerging, mid-career and established artists who are responding to their local environments in thoughtful and provocative ways. It is set in Dubai’s DIFC Gate Village. Photo © Bettyx1138.
The tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa stands at 828m – seven times the height of Big Ben. Take the high-speed lift to the Observation Deck ‘At the Top’ on the 124th floor, where you can easily spot The World, the three Palm developments and other Dubai landmarks. Up to 13,000 workers built Burj Khalifa, at times putting up a new floor in just three days.
Marvel at Dubai’s greatest construction project – manmade archipelagos, created using rock blasted from nearby mountains and sand dredged from the bottom of the Persian Gulf. They will increase Dubai’s shoreline by several hundred miles, and provide space for luxury apartments. Palm Jumeirah is shaped like a giant palm tree and can be seen from space.
The graceful structure of the Burj al Arab – Tower of the Arabs – is instantly recognisable, its shape mimicking the sail of a ship. At 321, it is the fourth-tallest hotel in the world, and is set on an artificial island out from Jumeirah beach. It offers ‘seven star’ luxury, with a fleet of white Rolls-Royces on the forecourt and dancing fountains in the foyer.
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