Alserkal Cultural Foundation

Top choice gallery in Bur Dubai

Image by Lara Brunt Lonely Planet

This nonprofit foundation runs the most dynamic cultural space in the Al Fahidi Historic District. Galleries showcasing traditional and cutting-edge works by local and international artists orbit a central courtyard anchored by an arty urban-style cafe. Most of the art is for sale, a small shop stocks nifty gifts, and there's a contemporary Arab fashion boutique, reading room and upstairs workshop space.