Dubai Airports launches artDXB initiative

Dubai Airports has recently launched its artDXB initiative, which seeks to engage and entertain passengers by showcasing local and international art to the millions of passengers who travel through Dubai International every month, in collaboration with Mawaheb from Beautiful People, a Dubai-based art studio for adults with special needs.

As part of the collaboration, Dubai Airports will display works of art created by the talented artists of Mawaheb at Dubai International, bringing well-deserved recognition and acknowledgement for their creative works, while also raising awareness about the importance of providing opportunities to help them live fuller, more inclusive and rewarding lives.

The need to raise awareness is in line with a recent directive from His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, who announced that people with special needs should now be known as ‘the determined ones’.

The collaboration was announced at DXB’s Terminal 3 at an event which also involved the unveiling of the first artwork to be displayed at the airport by Mawaheb’s 24-year old Emirati artist Abdullah Lutfi. The piece, which offers a fun and fanciful depiction of life inside the world’s busiest international airport, was specially commissioned by Dubai Airports and will be put up on display at Concourse C. In the coming months, other student artists of Mawaheb will be featured as part of the artDXB display in the concourse.

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