7 Best Contemporary Art Galleries in Dubai

7 Best Contemporary Art Galleries in Dubai

Jan 29, 2018, 1:19:48 PM Creative

Dubai, in recent years, has become the unifying force for different cultures bringing them all under one roof. Even when it comes to art, Dubai doesn’t disappoint connoisseurs of any art form. Dubai boasts numerous art galleries showcasing different art forms from artists from all across the world.

Contemporary art is one form of art that has stood out in the recent times with its demand rocketing sky-high. For all those looking to buy contemporary art in Dubai, here is a list of the top galleries:

  1. The Art Cell:

From international art exhibitions to International Art awards, the owner of The Art Cell, Suzi Nassif, has several accolades under her belt. She showcases her masterpieces at The Art Cell, an online gallery that Suzi runs.

Suzi works on different genres of art; from digital surrealism to abstract art, and from black and white paintings to faces and phases, Suzi has mastered them all. However, with the modern art taking up most of the art spaces around the world, Suzi hasn’t fared behind. Suzi is known to paint picturesque contemporary pieces that are all up for sale at this gallery.

The gallery’s masterpieces can be seen and ordered at: http://suzinassif.com/

  1. Mottahedan Projects:

Established by art buff Muhammad Mottahedan in 2011, this gallery has made its mark on the Dubai art scene in the years that have followed. The secret behind their success is the fact that they guarantee each artist showing their paintings to be sold at the end of the exhibitions. The gallery’s moto remains to portray more of unconventional art encouraging more of contemporary paintings to come forward.

The gallery can be accessed through http://mottahedan.com/

  1. Artspace:

One of the oldest galleries in Dubai, Artspace first opened in 2003 and solely exhibits contemporary art. It has worked arduously to promote Middle Eastern contemporary art to the world and has remained successful; the gallery has a boastful clientele that includes diplomats, architects and private collectors.

Artspace has worked closely with galleries and auction houses from round the globe to give their contemporary art recognition around the world. Artspace has recently opened a branch of theirs in London, as well.

Interested buyers can contact at: Artspace, Level 2, The Gate Village Building 3, DIFC, Dubai, UAE, +971 4323 0820

  1. Cuadro Fine Art Gallery:

Located in the premises of Dubai International Finance Center, this art gallery was founded in 2008 and has quickly made its way up and established as one of the leading contemporary art galleries in the Emirates. The gallery not just focuses on exhibitions, rather works closely with art collectors and organizes lectures on art and education, while also employing a residency program for emerging artists within their studio.

Cuadro’s gallery holds regular exhibitions on contemporary art from artist from different areas of the world.

Their work can be seen and bought at: Cuadro Fine Art Gallery, The Gate Village Building 10, DIFC, Dubai, UAE, +971 4425 0400

  1. Lawrie Shabibi

Best known for holding International Art festivals and regular art exhibitions showcasing art from around the world, Lawrie Shabibi art Gallery has gained much popularity in no time in Dubai.

Co-owned by Lawrie and Asmaa Shabibi, the gallery has no bounds when it comes to the type of arts they showcase. The gallery, situated in the Al-Quoz district, boasts their modern contemporary art above all. The foremost thing that stands out for this gallery is the diversity their contemporary and other arts possess, coming from different parts of the world.

This is one of the many reasons that for anyone looking for modern art paintings for sale must give them a visit.

Their work can be seen and bought at: Lawrie Shabibi, Unit 21, Al Serkal Avenue, Dubai, UAE, +971 4346 9906.

  1. Meem Gallery:

Meem gallery is known for portraying and promoting Middle Eastern contemporary art with exhibition from several renowned Iraqi artists at the venue. Since its inception in 2007, the gallery has worked diligently in presenting modern arts to its visitors by organizing multiple exhibitions on the same. Their most notable exhibition till date remains to be the Iraqi-Canadian artist Mahmoud Obaidi’s first solo exhibition in Dubai.

All those interested in contemporary art can visit the gallery at Meem Gallery, Umm Suqeim Road, Dubai, UAE, +971 4347 7883.


  1. Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde

First established in 2005 by the name of B21 as a platform for cultural exchange and dialog, the gallery underwent a change in 2011 and has since been dedicated to contemporary. It has made solid grounds in Dubai’s contemporary art galleries promoting emerging and veteran artists and the mix of their modern art.

The gallery can be visited at: Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Street 8, Al Serkal Avenue, Dubai, UAE, +971 4323 5052.

Published by Mamoona Ranna

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