Medinat Jumeirah (2022) 2022

Through calligraphy and golden colors, visual artist Diaa Allam transformed inspirational quotations of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, into 21 murals, presented with a creative vision that adorns the Madinat Jumeirah market in Dubai.

The new murals join a variety of initiatives and distinguished artworks present in the Madinat Jumeirah market, by creators from the UAE, the region, and the world, which contributes to enhancing the cultural and artistic scene in the country, and establishes Dubai’s position as a magnet for creators in various fields.

Diaa Allam used classic colors in the murals, focusing on gold and brown, and used a free style of writing in Arabic calligraphy, allowing the art form to match the colors and shape of the market. The new murals blend traditional Islamic art with the contemporary shape of the letters, which puts visitors in front of a distinctive experience that adorns the corridors of Madinat Jumeirah Market and merges with its shape that blends tradition and modernity.