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Retail and art make Dubai Metro stations more than just transit hubs

News   •   Sep 08, 2014 11:37 GMT

THE NATIONAL: In addition to housing retail, six Dubai Metro stations will soon be home to public art. The Roads and Transport Authority and Dubai Culture and Arts Authority recently announced that they would spend Dh184 million to turn the six metro stations into art galleries by March next year. The BurJuman station will double up as a music and art gallery, while Emirates Towers station will be turned into an Islamic decorations and manuscripts gallery. Officials said the Financial Centre station will house an Islamic numismatics (coins) gallery, while the Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall station will be an elibrary and the Business Bay station a photo gallery. Noor Bank station will host the Museum of Contemporary Art and offer a diverse collection of artefacts, paintings, designs, graphics, sculptures and other collectables created by artists from all over the world.