When people say Dubai, top-of-the-mind words will be luxe and glamour, shopping and gold, Ferraris and parties, and the list goes on. I've been here for almost a year now and trust me, it's not always like that.
And what if you don't have these figures on your pocket and decided to go around the city like a lost soul?
Dubai is rich in culture and arts and if you only dig a little deeper, you'll find alternative tours more exciting and educational than that of the overrated At The Top reservations and other pricey tours and safaris.
Last weekend, I found AED 50 in my purse with feet itching to hit the road. But I don't have a car neither do I drive. With a little help from Google I've done my sneaky research - my room mate and I surprisingly found a haven of art along the streets of Al Qouz.
I've always been a fan of public transport and I can say RTA has done a great job with Dubai's transport system. Sitting in a car's passenger seat makes me feel like a queen (most of the time) but it's always nice to share a seat with a few strangers. Weird right?
Our destination is the Alserkal Avenue Art District. The nearest Metro Station is FGB (First Gulf Bank) and you may need to take another bus ride (take bus 12 bound to Al Qouz) and about 5minute walk from Al Qouz Bin Galeith Mosque. It costs us only AED 3 per ride per way (Metro + Bus).
Our first stop is Gulf Photo Plus gallery. They are currently displaying Street Group Photography Exhibition and I'm telling you, the photos in this gallery are awesome.
We found another gallery right beside GPP, Showcase, featuring artworks related to Dubai Skyline. Its amazing how Dubai is being interpreted by artists in so many ways using only colors and lines.
Outside the gallery is another sight to see. The warehouse is full of incredible things only art lovers would probably understand.
I left a message for *Cooper* here (what am I thinking?). Find it for me, snap a photo, and tag me on Instagram will you? Use hashtag #findingcooper and try to create for me a story board of lost stars.