Maraya Art Center

A non-profit art space and cultural platform located at Al Qasba, Sharjah, the Maraya Art Centre is an initiative by the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) designed to promote young artists from both the Arab region and the international art scene. Officially launched in March 2010, the Centre is one of the UAE’s most significant venues for Contemporary visual arts.
Maraya Art Centre strives to support artists through exhibitions, commissions, residencies and research opportunities and hosts a growing resource library and the Maraya Video Archive.
Visitors are invited to explore the outdoor street art initiative Jedariya, which is scattered around the Emirate of Sharjah. In close proximity to the Maraya Art Centre, the 1971 design gallery on Flag Island in Sharjah is another highlight not to miss. Founded in 2015, this multifunctional design space is dedicated to displaying all forms of contemporary design.


Sharjah, United Arab Emirates