Where The Cool Kids Are: Dubai’s Emerging Art Scene Draws Crowds

There are two major art hubs to choose from in town – Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), or Al Quoz. Either way you go, it’s compulsory to turn out in your quirkiest, edgiest attire to demonstrate that you are a legitimate artistic type.

I regularly freelance for IN Magazine, an independent magazine published in Beirut. IN is known for pushing limits with edgy fashion and writing. Sixty years from now, when I am a wrinkly old lady with a meticulous chignon, dressed in a black Chanel jacket and draped in my entire collection of pearl necklaces, I will tell my great grand daughters about my days as a wide-eyed American girl writing for a Lebanese fashion magazine!

Danna Writes IN Magazine

I hope that my feature on Dubai’s blossoming arts scene converts some of the region’s fashion addicts into art lovers. I was especially privileged to be able to include quotes from an interview with Mr. Abdelmonem Bin Eisa Alserkal, Developer 
of Alserkal Avenue, who had the remarkable vision to transform a decrepit marble factory into a thriving arts district.

Put on your best pair of thick-rimmed black spectacles and download my IN feature here:

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