A museum for Middle Eastern modern art is being built on the shores of the Dubai Creek, the first in the region.
Designed by UN Studio in the Netherlands, the museum”s architecture will bring together elements of the region with Dubai”s tradition of seafaring, Gulf News reports.
Shaikh Majid Bin Mohammad Al Maktoum, chairman of Dubai”s Culture and Arts Authority, told the newspaper: "The museum will be a celebration of the region”s artists and art."
The museum will be built in Culture Village, which is located in the historic district of Jadaf.
Culture village includes an amphitheatre, an exhibition hall and smaller museums displaying local and international art, as well as a shipyard for traditional dhow builders.
It also has a number of traditional souks, historic wind towers, cobbled streets that contrast sharply with the rest of Dubai, and a number of cafes and restaurants.
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