By Staff writer
Brand Dubai's new public art project that seeks to highlight Dubai’s unique identity, values and aspirations
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has approved plans to create a Dubai Street Museum, a new public art project that seeks to highlight Dubai’s unique identity, values and aspirations.
Spearheaded by Brand Dubai, the creative arm of the Government of Dubai Media Office, in partnership with Dubai Municipality, the project will see international and local artists working together to create distinctive public artworks across the emirate.
Sheikh Mohammed, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, stressed the importance of preserving the UAE’s heritage so that it becomes a source of inspiration and learning in the quest for greater achievements.
Sheikh Mohammed was briefed on the phases of the project that will be implemented over five years in select areas of Dubai.
These areas have been chosen on the basis of key factors that include the density of population and the number of visitors, so as to ensure the maximum visibility for the artworks.
He was also briefed about the murals that will be painted on buildings in various streets across Dubai.
Hatta will be one of the key places where the project will be implemented. The artworks to be developed for Hatta will be aligned with the historical context and physical environment of the region.
This will support Hatta’s comprehensive development plan announced recently to enhance its position as a culture and tourist hub.
Sheikh Mohammed emphasised on the need to find creative ways of preserving our heritage and exploring innovative approaches to strengthen the relationship between our society and its roots.