6 Must-Visit Immersive Art Experiences in Dubai

6 Must-Visit Immersive Art Experiences in Dubai

Blending culture, art, and innovation, Dubai is positioning itself on the vibrant canvas of the global art landscape. Embracing a multifaceted approach to art appreciation, the city transcends the conventional museum and gallery experience. From dining art to walking around art pieces, you will be amazed by the unrealistic marvels you get to experience in this futuristic city.

Explore the immersive art experiences in Dubai where you can discover the extraordinary.

Theatre of Digital Arts

Image Source: Dubai Bonjour

Theatre of Digital Arts is UAE’s pioneering 3600 art hub that seamlessly blends art and technology. Functioning as the forefront of innovation in art appreciation, TODA redefines the boundaries of artistic encounters, encompassing classical masterpieces, NFTs, new media, music, and theatre. With a mission to establish connections between individuals and businesses to art through technology, it offers a platform to appreciate art like never before.

Spanning an expansive 1,800 square meters, the theatre seamlessly blends three distinct formats of digital art: multimedia exhibitions, contemporary immersive installations, and art in virtual reality. The theatre breathes life into renowned artworks through cutting-edge technology and immersive storytelling. This gives classical masterpieces their door to the modern era with the infusion of music, visual effects, and surround sound offering a sensory treat to the visitors.

The timeless creations of luminaries like Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Cézanne, and Wassily Kandinsky are exhibited with state-of-the-art technology creating a symphony of visuals and sounds. The virtual reality zone provides a gateway to an immersive world, where you can step into the artworks and explore them in three-dimensional space. Visit TODA’s website to keep updated about the various shows and concerts hosted at the theatre.

Location: Madinat Jumeirah

Opening hours: 11 am to 11 pm


Image Source: Visit Dubai

The cultural district of Dubai is home to a global artistic and creative community named kanvas. Spread across 200 sqm, kanvas showcases visual and digital art, immersive and generative art, NFTs, as well as interactive and experiential design. Committed to supporting artists and creatives, kanvas employs a wide array of new media art solutions to bring forth revolutionary art installations and experiential exhibitions.

By offering fully immersive experiences, kanvas pushes the limits of artistic expression. The experiences often blur the line between imagination and reality. The community supports creatives through a diverse range of new media art solutions by facilitating the creation of groundbreaking art installations, experiential exhibitions, and fully immersive artistic experiences.

Additionally, kanvas hosts workshops to foster innovation in technology development and collaboration among creative minds. Described as a digital, creative, and artistic spot, kanvas is open to unique projects for planners. You can also seek in-house assistance in media production design and digital content creation from their team. You can use the space for different events like product launches, fashion shows, and even private parties with up to 100 guests. Visit the website to book for extraordinary experiences.

Location: Al Khayal Art Avenue

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday – 10 am to 9 pm | Friday to Sunday – 1 pm to 9 pm


Image Source: Visit Dubai

KRASOTA transforms fine dining into an artistic spectacle. Combining food, art, and moving visuals, this restaurant in Dubai offers a one-of-a-kind dining experience. Each dinner at KRASOTA is a live show crafted with delicacies by Chef Vladimir Mukhin. The dinner unfolds like a production, starting with a welcome amuse bouche, followed by multiple courses, each accompanied by a captivating visual performance.

Throughout the meal, you can enjoy a custom-tailored offering that complements the 3D projections on the walls and the table. The entire visual concept is created by film director and co-owner Anton Nenashev, with beautiful interiors designed by Natalia Belonogova.

At KRASOTA, you have the choice between two gastronomic shows: ‘Imaginary Art’, an exploration of the worlds of renowned artists, or ‘Imaginary Future’, a journey into futuristic scenarios for humankind. The dinner show will run for 1.5 to 2 hours with just 20 guests. The show is priced at AED1,800 per person. Visit their website to learn about the etiquette you must follow while at the restaurant.

Location: Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai

Opening hours: 1 pm to 1 am

AYA Universe

Image Source: Medium

Located in WAFI City Mall, AYA offers a wholesome immersive experience. Spanning across a whopping 40,000 square foot space, AYA is one of the most Instagram-worthy spots in Dubai. Filled with cool sound, lights, and graphics, AYA houses 12 different zones, each with its own unique story.

Begin with AURORA, a 230-square-foot interactive artwork using movement and gesture control, creating cosmic dust pools and mesmerizing waves of light. AURORA is often considered to be the heart of the AYA Universe. THE SOURCE introduces the AYA journey with a mystical chamber, touch-reactive dome, and a six-minute LED display using cutting-edge technology. At DRIFT, you can experience weightlessness on a vibrating hillside. Some of the other unmissable zones are CELESTIA, an immersive zone that projects celestial events triggered by interacting with light beams, and FLORA, a bioluminescent garden that responds to visitors' movements in a nine-minute show.

You can now enjoy this visual treat for just AED125. Visit AYA’s website to learn more about this immersive entertainment park in Dubai.

Location: WAFI City Mall

Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday – 10 am to 10 pm | Friday to Saturday – 10 am to 12 am


Image Source: Get Your Guide

DinnerTales is another immersive dining experience in Dubai. What sets them apart is that they have different shows to highlight different kinds of dishes and concepts. The restaurant offers three dining shows: Seven Paintings, Banquet of Hoshena, and Message in a Bottle.

The ‘Seven Paintings’ dining experience combines art and food. Each course is inspired by famous artists like Michelangelo, Banksy, Picasso, Pollock, Warhol, Dalí, and Van Gogh. Led by Leonardo DaVinci, Mona Lisa, and chef Omar Sartawi, the 7-course dinner aims to spark creativity in you. The Banquet of Hoshena brings kings, queens, fairies, and volcanoes come to life on the table. The menu is inspired by the story of a brave woman named Hoshena and her people, offering carefully curated dishes. ‘Message in a Bottle’ is dedicated to the topic of environment and sustainability, introduced through graphics by a fairy and avatar from the future – transporting guests to a dystopian world where the environment has been destroyed and measures need to be taken to avoid further endangerment and save the Earth.

Book this out-of-the-world dining experience for AED440. Learn more about this on their website.

Location: Seven Paintings – Hyde Hotel Business Bay | Banquet of Hoshena – Raffles Wafi Centre | Message in a Bottle – Sirene Boat at the JA Beach Hotel

Opening hours: Seven Paintings and Banquet of Hoshena – 8 pm to 10 pm | Message in a Bottle – 7 pm to 10 pm

ARTE Museum

Image Source: PlatinumList

ARTE Museum will finally open its doors in Dubai on February 19th. Popular in South Korea, this immersive art exhibition will revolve around the theme of ‘Eternal Nature’. The exhibition will showcase 14 artworks inspired by Dubai's natural landscapes and rich culture.  

The experiences at ARTE Museum go beyond visual treats and engage all your senses. With captivating soundscapes and custom-scented aromas, every detail is designed to complement the artwork, offering a fully immersive experience. Enhancing the experience at the museum is the ARTE TEA BAR, a specially curated space where you can enjoy a teahouse experience enriched with media art.

The tickets are priced at AED149 per adult. However, you can claim a discount of AED20 when booking online. Visit their website to learn more about this new art museum in Dubai.

Location: Dubai Mall

Opening hours: 10 am to 11 pm

Also Read:

All you need to know about AYA Dubai
Take a journey across the stars and beyond. Here’s all you need to know about AYA Dubai.
Dubai’s Art Scene: The Best Museums, Galleries, Street Art and more you must visit
Dubai is a city that is filled with art and culture all around. This can be seen in its architecture, neighborhoods, museums, malls, cafes, galleries and even on the city’s streets.
Explore the art and culture of Dubai for free
Are you a lover of art? Indeed Dubai has its fair share of priceless art captured in different shapes and forms around the city. All you need is a guide to tell you about the little galleries and the world-known museums to lose yourself in their beauty.
Bring out the artist in you at these Art Cafes in Dubai
Unwind artfully while sipping on a cup of coffee at these six exciting art cafes across Dubai
Unleash Your Creativity with the Top 10 Art Centers in Dubai
Let your inner artist shine through in these 10 art centers and studios in Dubai!
Dark Light