Dubai's thriving art scene attracts top talent

Welsh artist Julian Castaldi and his wife Ellie came to Dubai to cat-sit for a friend nine years ago. They loved the emirate so much, they never left.

One of seven emirates in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Dubai is attracting creative talent to the region with incentives such as Golden Visas approving resident stays for 10 years rather than the standard three years.

“I think the big difference from working in the UK, or working in LA, which I did, is the diversity,” says Julian. “I’ve created work in Arabic and in Hindi, which wouldn’t have happened elsewhere. The art scene in Dubai is awesome, so nine years later,

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