More Than A Mall: Inside Dubai’s Growing Art Scene

The handful of squat and humble warehouses that comprises Dubai’s unofficial creative district bears little resemblance to the emirate’s legendary multi-billion dollar skyline. But in just three years, around 30 galleries and cultural institutions have set up in this dusty neighborhood. In the process, they have helped inspire private and governmental initiatives designed to alter the perception that Dubai is nothing but a characterless, globalized marketplace of vulgar shopping malls and exploited workers