Cartoon Art Gallery
Located a couple of doors away from Courtyard (and a branch of Lime Tree Cafe), this is the first gallery in the Middle East that’s...
Located between Interchange Nos 3 and 4, Third Line is run by a couple of talented young curators (Sunny Rahbar and Claudia Cellini) and...
Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde
Previously known as B21, this innovative gallery has lifted some of the Middle East’s most promising talent from obscurity into the...
In the absence of quality programming at the multiplexes, art galleries such as Art Sawa occasionally hold film screenings.
Lonely Planet review
This cultural complex wraps around its eponymous courtyard, flanked by an eccentric hodgepodge of buildings that makes it look like a miniature movie-studio backdrop: here an Arab fort, there a Moorish facade or an Egyptian tomb. It’s the brainchild of Iranian expat artist Dariush Zandi, who also runs the bi-level gallery Total Arts at The Courtyard, specialising in Middle Eastern art. Other spaces are occupied by a cafe, artists’ studios and various creative businesses.