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Old Sep 9th 2007, 6:30 am
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Has anyone ever been to that centre on Beach Road...Miraj or something...not been there that long, maybe a year, big uninviting building that you can't see into, about halfway on the Beach Road...
What is it all about, and can you buy stuff(?) there as well...
And otherwise I will just have to there myself, won't I...
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Old Sep 9th 2007, 7:37 am
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Originally Posted by MataHari View Post
Has anyone ever been to that centre on Beach Road...Miraj or something...not been there that long, maybe a year, big uninviting building that you can't see into, about halfway on the Beach Road...
What is it all about, and can you buy stuff(?) there as well...
And otherwise I will just have to there myself, won't I...
it's been there quite a long time, used to be University of Wollongong. Not sure what is in there though
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Old Sep 9th 2007, 9:30 am
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it's been there quite a long time, used to be University of Wollongong. Not sure what is in there though
yeah, I know the building is not new, but what's inside is...
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It's full of Islamic Art...unsurprisingly.

It's very interesting
 
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It's full of Islamic Art...unsurprisingly.

It's very interesting
yeah, duh....but is it just to exhibit or can you buy things...I need some artwork for a house I am doing...
If it's only exhibits I'd still go and have a look around but now I am asking specifically for buying (just thought I'd add that little bit before I am called superfical, shallow, typical Dubai etc etc again...)

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Old Sep 9th 2007, 5:06 pm
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Default Re: Islamic Art Centre (or something)...

Have you tried the dozens of stalls on the road to Fujairah? Plenty of locally made rugs, pottery and carpentry items...
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Old Sep 9th 2007, 5:22 pm
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Originally Posted by MataHari View Post
yeah, duh....but is it just to exhibit or can you buy things...I need some artwork for a house I am doing...
If it's only exhibits I'd still go and have a look around but now I am asking specifically for buying (just thought I'd add that little bit before I am called superfical, shallow, typical Dubai etc etc again...)
the upper floor sells, the lower floor exhibits.

There's a lady artist (name escapes me) who integrates abstract art & calligraphy, has an outlet at Souk Madinat Jumeirah.

If you're only looking to spend pocket change, then try the Iraqi section at global village (if it's open) - they have some fairly decent examples of classical & modern islamic art, not very expensive.
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Old Sep 9th 2007, 5:42 pm
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Have you tried the dozens of stalls on the road to Fujairah? Plenty of locally made rugs, pottery and carpentry items...
thanks, but that is totally not what I am looking for...
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Originally Posted by shakh your bootie View Post
the upper floor sells, the lower floor exhibits.

There's a lady artist (name escapes me) who integrates abstract art & calligraphy, has an outlet at Souk Madinat Jumeirah.

If you're only looking to spend pocket change, then try the Iraqi section at global village (if it's open) - they have some fairly decent examples of classical & modern islamic art, not very expensive.
great, I'll try and check it out this week...
I have bought some stuff at Global V which was surprisingly nice but I can't wait for that now.
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Originally Posted by MataHari View Post
thanks, but that is totally not what I am looking for...
if you're looking for one-off beautiful islamic calligraphy designs, let me know...i've got a contact...

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Default Re: Islamic Art Centre (or something)...

Originally Posted by MataHari View Post
thanks, but that is totally not what I am looking for...
Why do you always have to be so rude?
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Why do you always have to be so rude?
she's dutch. they have a different social calibration.
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Old Sep 10th 2007, 5:46 am
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Why do you always have to be so rude?
What's rude about that? I thanked you and told you that is not what I am after. Should I lie and say I will go and check it out? What is your problem?
Just because I am not going to use your tip cause it is not suitable for the work I am doing...jeez, grow up. And yes, now I am being rude.
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Originally Posted by shakh your bootie View Post
she's dutch. they have a different social calibration.
Fair enough...incidentally, some of the Islamic Art on offer at roadside stalls is far better than the pretentious crap you can buy in shops here...after all, it's the real stuff...
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