The first phase of the Dubai Street Museum project was recently completed with the participation of 12 international and local artists, producing 16 murals on themes drawn from the UAE’s history and heritage. Organized by Brand Dubai, the creative arm of the Government of Dubai Media Office, and Dubai Municipality, this project seeks to highlight the UAE’s unique history, achievements and aspirations through public artworks. Curators Rom Levy and Sanaz Askari invited some well known names from the genre, many of which had a chance to paint in UAE for the very first time. Working in an exotic location gave them a chance to learn about the Gulf’s tradition and culture and use those elements as inspiration for their work. From Case Maclaim‘s realistic hands, Seth‘s child-like characters, Ernest Zacharevic‘s kids at play, and the geo-calligraphy of L’Atlas, Dubai Street Museum is bringing the taste of the global phenomenon that is street and urban art into the business hub of the Middle East. The complete line-up of participating artists also includes 1010 (Poland), Julia Volchkova (Russia), Kan (France), Ashwaq Abdulla (UAE), Maisoon Al Saleh (UAE), Hamdan Buti Al Shamsi (UAE), Martin Whatson (Norway), Inkman (Tunisia), Hua Tunan (China), Vincent Abadie Hafez aka Zepha (France), Ernest Zacharevic (Lithuania), and NA7T (Egypt).