In pictures: Top artists transform Dubai Metro carriages

The Dubai Culture & Arts Authority said on Tuesday it is working with local and international artists to wrap the Dubai Metro carriages with works of art.

The artworks of prominent artists Abdulqader Al Rais, Rachid Koraichi and Safwan Dahoul now adorn Dubai Metro carriages, following the unveiling of the first Dubai Metro carriage wrapped with a photograph by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai.

The Dubai Metro art-wraps complement the Dubai Arts Season, the umbrella initiative by Dubai Culture that incorporates city-wide activation of arts and cultural events.

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 Saeed Al Nabouda, acting director general of the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority said: “The wrapping of Dubai Metro carriages with accomplished works of art reiterates the cultural soul of the city and reflects the Dubai Open Air Museum initiative.

“This path-breaking initiative highlights the city’s cultural identity with the wider audience of Dubai residents as well as visitors. Dubai Metro project also inspires established and aspiring artists to explore innovative methods for showcasing their art creations.”

The initiative aims to complement plans by Dubai Culture and the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) to transform six Dubai Metro stations into museums.

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