His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has launched a new art initiative that’s giving us a serious case of nostalgia. In partnership with Brand Dubai, the Jumeirah Project features 30 murals along Jumeirah Road, and aims to turn Dubai into an open-air museum. The murals, created by the best regional and international artists, showcase Dubai’s transformation throughout the years while celebrating the rich culture of the city.
If you’re a long-time resident, you may remember driving down Jumeirah Road when it was only two lanes (true story), lined with coffee shops selling beach floats.
Now, those memories cover the walls of one of the oldest parts of our beloved city, stretching from the Dubai Canal to Jumeirah Al Naseem, and demonstrate how Jumeirah connects the past to the present. We’re pretty lucky to live in a place where we’re always only a minute away from a beach, a 5-star hotel and now the coolest street-art. Just when you thought Dubai couldn’t get any better.
The Jumeirah Project is just one of the steps the city is taking to celebrate creativity and increase happiness, while bringing art closer to the community – some residents’ homes were even used as a canvas. Lucky.
With the winter season in full swing, there is no better time to get outdoors and see some art inspired by the very city we live in. And maybe take a selfie or two for the ‘gram. #cultured.