Culture Village is intended to be a world-class destination that mixes old-world pleasures and entertainment with a modern, sophisticated ambiance.
Culture Village will feature wide open spaces, traditional wind towers, cobble stone walkways, unique sculptures, waterways topped with bridges, creekside souks, restaurants and cafes, an amphitheater for live performances and cultural festivals, an exhibition hall and museums, and a dockyard where traditional dhow building will be on display. It will blend Middle Eastern history with the rich heritage of Dubai, offering an inspired mix of Arabic and old Dubai architecture. Murals, sculptures and pottery will adorn the façades of buildings and street corners.
Culture Village's master plan has been divided into residential, commercial and retail zones with hospitality and entertainment sub-districts.
The residential district will feature traditional low to medium-rise buildings offering studio, one, two, three, and four-bedroom apartments with contemporary interiors, including loft-style apartments with work areas.
The commercial district will house cultural institutions, schools, academies for art, music, dance, pottery and other crafts. World-class infrastructure and facilities will be available for each organization.
The retail district will feature luxury hotels, designer boutique-style restaurants and coffee shops, as well as rare book shops and art and craft galleries. A rustic traditional souk, offering Arabian crafts, antiques, and spices and herbs, will be the focal point of the retail district.
Discover the roots of a civilisation that flourished by the creek. At Culture Village, the mystique and romance of life comes to the fore. A unique development designed by the same team that incubated themed projects such as Business Bay, Jumeirah Beach Residence and the Villa, Culture Village offers a diverse cultural palette unlike any that Dubai has seen.
A waterfront community with numerous places to work, relax, commune and live, it offers a vibrant ambience with distinct architecture and unique mix of elements to add colour and character to life.
Culture Village proposes a wide variety in styles and in content of art galleries, museums, theaters, public exhibition spaces, fashion activities, institutes specializing in different disciplines, gardens, and many other activities pertaining to the promotion of the Arts in society and in the community in general. Restaurants and specialty stores offer a mix that contributes to the eclectic and creative mood of the location.
In the first built stage of Culture Village, water canals offer views and become entertainment venues. Promenades provide in the cooler months of the year, the enjoyment of an artfully designed outdoor while having access to the great indoor cultural components of the Village, or restaurants and shops. In the very hot months, one can visually enjoy the water views while being in a temperature controlled environment.
Culture Village promises authentic cultural experiences honoring the past while incorporating it into the present. The history of the area sees itself reflected in the virtual storytelling of the building of dhows, of the sea life, in the architectural elements such as the wind towers, and in the exhibits of the crafts and their live demonstrations by professional artisans.