Five Essential Galleries in Dubai

Philip Cheung for TIME

Cultural oasis The hub of Dubai's art scene, Gate Village, is home to several prominent galleries

The wood beams and leafy walkways of Gate Village, in the Dubai International Financial Centre, look incongruous amid the emirate's trademark neon glitz. But housed there — and a quick cab ride away, in the industrial al-Quoz strip — is one of the world's fastest-growing art scenes, especially popular with younger collectors looking to break away from staid powerhouses London and New York City. From March 21 to 24, the city will put on the biggest show of the year, Art Dubai, welcoming more than 20,000 visitors from the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe. "The fair has become a platform...

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