27 March 2008

Creek, the bay around which Dubai was founded and developed, will be transformed into an international art and culture centre. This is the goal of Khor Dubai, an ambitious project which will line along 20 kilometres of coasts museums, theatres, libraries and galleries.

“The initiative is inspired by our historical-cultural heritage and prepares our present to build the future in order to advance the country towards new horizons of development,” commented young Sheikh Majdi, son of Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid and director of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority.

There will be ten theme museums, starting with the already announced museum on the Prophet of Islam Muhammad, 13 theatres, as well as an opera theatre, galleries and institutes of arts and culture. The libraries dedicated to literature, poetry and music will be nine while 72 statues and monuments will rise between the Shindagha area and the Business Bay.