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Dive Into The UAE's Arts & Culture At These Must-Visit Spaces

Whether it's Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, or any other city, tourists return home from their travels with unforgettable stories of their stay in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Indeed, the Gulf nation has so much to offer and, in recent years, it has also become a must-visit destination for contemporary arts and culture. Let's have a quick look at some arts and culture spaces offered by the UAE.

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Sharjah Art Museum

Founded in 1997, the Sharjah Art Museum has become one of the region's most popular destinations for regional contemporary art. In addition, the museum also hosts exhibitions and educational events, as well as forming partnerships with foreign museums and institutes.

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Louvre Abu Dhabi

Louvre Abu Dhabi was founded as an agreement between the UAE and France, allowing it to use the renowned Louvre's name until the year 2037. Situated at Saadiyat Island, the artistic destination in Abu Dhabi, this modern landmark serves as both a museum and an art curator, where visitors can come and learn about some of the world's ancient artifacts, as well as classic and contemporary arts.

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Manarat Al Saadiyat

Also situated at Saadiyat Island is Manarat Al Saadiyat, an artistic hub for art exhibitions and exchange of ideas. In fact, visitors will have a lot of activities to partake in including workshops, art camps, residency programs, cinemas, and more.

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Jameel Arts Center

Jameel Arts Center is an independent art institution by Art Jameel, which aims to showcase contemporary art while encouraging learning. With the goal of becoming a key destination for contemporary art across Asia, it also seeks to promote artists and creative communities, as well as presenting projects, commissions, and curated solo and group exhibitions from both the art center and international collaborators.

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Miraj Islamic Art Center

Miraj Islamic Art Center is Abu Dhabi's museum dedicated to Islamic culture and heritage from around the world. From paintings and Arabic calligraphy to weapons, crafts, and fabrics, visitors will be able to take a glimpse into the lives of Muslims in the Arab region, Persia, Asia, and as far as Russia.

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