Jameel Arts Centre

Jameel Arts Centre is an innovative, independent institution dedicated to exhibiting contemporary art to the public and engaging communities through learning, research and commissions.

Founded and supported by Art Jameel in November 2018, the Centre is located in Jaddaf Waterfront and is a new cultural hub for the region with ambitious sets of exhibitions and programs.

Recently introduced as a new creative destination in the city, Jameel Arts Centre includes an open-access research library dedicated to artists and cultural movements of the Arab world, plus project and commissions spaces, a roof-top terrace, writer's studio, members' lounge, restaurant and shop.

The Centre is also complemented by Jaddaf Waterfront Sculpture Park - a public, open-air exhibition space for large-scale artworks, created by the award-winning, UAE based architecture studio ibda design.

Opening hours:

Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10.00 - 20.00

Tuesday: closed

Friday: 12.00-22.00

Ramadan hours:

Saturday - Thursday: 10.00-16.00

Special Ramadan Nights on Tuesday and Friday: 21.30 - 00.00


Jameel Arts Centre runs tours for families, arts enthusiasts, schools and groups. Click here to make a booking.


All public areas are fully accessible.

Getting there:

Jameel Arts Centre is open-access and free for all. It's located in Jaddaf Waterfront, nestled between Business Bay Bridge and Garhoud Bridge on the Bur Dubai bank of the Dubai Creek. You can access it from both E11 and Al Khail Road.

Parking is located in Jameel Arts Centre’s basement and is available in the outdoor, drop-off parking area.


The nearest metro station (Al Jadaf - Green Line) is 12-minutes walk away from the Jameel Arts Centre. You can plan your journey on the RTA website.

Hours of operation All Green Line Stations Saturday to Wednesday 5:30 am – 12:00 am Thursday 5:30 am – 1:00 am Friday 10:00 am – 1:00 am

By Car

Jaddaf Waterfront is accessible from both E11 and Al Khail road. Parking is located in Jameel Arts Centre’s basement and is available in the outdoor, drop-off parking area.


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