Take a 'Walk into Art, Culture and Tolerance' at Al Seef this Art Dubai season

Visitors can experience live art displays, musical performances, vibrant art installations and workshops

  • Second part of Al Seef’s art season follows popularity of Sikka Art Fair

Dubai: Art enthusiasts, fire up your creative imaginations, pull on your well-heeled boots and take a ‘Walk into Art, Culture and Tolerance’ at Al Seef from 28 March to 27 April, 2019.

Hosted in collaboration with Dubai Culture as part of its annual emirate-wide Art Dubai fair, the six-week celebration of art is the second part of the art event is the second part of the art season activations at Al Seef, the bustling waterfront destination by Meraas that blends traditional Emirati heritage with new-age architecture.

Al Seef’s art concept pays homage to the UAE’s Year of Tolerance and features an innovative and lively speed painting performance from Marcus Javier, a talented Colombian artist who has a flair for combining art and dance to create spectacular showpieces.

In addition, vibrant, Instagrammable art installations stationed across the destination as part of the event are guaranteed to keep social media buffs clicking and posting throughout the day.

The funky installations include:

  • a tree of tolerance, a first-of-its-kind display where visitors can draw their national flags on blank leaves and hang them on the tree, representing the diversity of the UAE
  • an engaging art weaving activation that allows visitors to show off their creativity and weave elastic bands into stunning art pieces
  • mysterious ‘art in a box’ displays
  • decorative hanging art festooned along Al Seef’s alleys
  • and intriguing installations drawn together by the Museum of Illusions, which will be located at various points across the destination

Little ones and adults alike can check out the Souq Art District for an exciting range of kids workshops and collective art units for poetry, painting and photography.

And to top it all off, authentic street music performers, a DJ and MC add to the lively ambience during the weekends to perfectly complement this artist’s haven.

Part one of the Meraas destinations’ activations saw the launch of the popular Sikka Art Fair that concluded on 22 March. A joint initiative between Al Seef and Al Fahidi Historic District, the lively and engaging exhibition showcased art displays from local and regional talent. Gifted artists created vibrant masterpieces on the spot in front of a live audience and beautifully captured the sentiments of the Year of Tolerance. Visitors also enjoyed a host of live musical performances from emerging young acts.

Event:            Al Seef - A Walk into Art, Culture and Tolerance

Dates:            28 March to 27 April 2019

Venue:           Al Seef

Parking:        Available


About Al Seef
Al Seef is a bustling 1.8-kilometre waterfront promenade by Meraas designed to reflect the role the unique natural waterway at Dubai creek has played in shaping the culture and heritage of the city, past and present. Located close to the Al Fahidi Historical District, the destination invites people to rediscover the heart of the city, where local fishermen, pearl-divers, weavers and tradesmen once came to trade. It is home to two distinct heritage contemporary areas connected by lively sikkas and alleyways filled with captivating shops, cafes, restaurants, and three hotels – all offering a broad range of entertainment experiences. Al Seef also has a marina with 56 berths for private yachts, a traditional souk, floating markets and an events plaza that hosts a full calendar of events and activities taking place along the water’s edge.

About Meraas
Meraas is a Dubai-based conglomerate that aims to enhance the emirate’s cityscape with a human-centric approach to developing assets in the real estate, tourism, hospitality, F&B, retail, leisure and entertainment, technology, maritime, and healthcare sectors.

Meraas pursues its mission to build creative urban culture where thriving communities can take root. Among its investments are some of the most admired real-estate properties in premium locations, such as Bluewaters Residences, Bvlgari Residences, Cherrywoods, City Walk Residences, Nikki Beach Residences, Port de La Mer Residences, Villa Amalfi, and Zabeel Saray Royal Residence.

The company’s portfolio comprises over 80 million square feet of total developed land, more than 3,500 homes, 2,000 retail units, and 15 landmark destinations, including Al Seef, Bluewaters, Boxpark, City Walk, Dubai Harbour, Jumeira Bay, Kite Beach, La Mer, Last Exit, Pearl Jumeira, The Beach and The Outlet Village.

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