The best news? There’s more to come.
Whether you’re a resident or a visitor, Dubai is already a bit of a wonderland – however one new project has made it even more magical.
A lush green forest has sprung up underneath a Palm Jumeirah bridge, making the structure look more like something out of a fairytale rather than a run-of-the-mill road.
However, don’t plan a picnic under there just yet; the trunks and the foliage are, in fact, faux.
As part of a collaboration between developer Nakheel and Brand Dubai (the creative arm of the Government of Dubai Media Office) the underside of the bridge leading onto the East Crescent was transformed into an otherworldly art installation.
The best news? This is just the first part of the #DubaiSpeakstoYou project, which will see unique artistic creations sprout up across the city, creating an open-air museum of sorts.
“The project forms part of our effort to install artworks that inspire innovation and encourage people to look at things in a new creative way,” said project manager Shaima Al Suwaidi.
We certainly can’t wait to see what’s next…
It’s not the only whimsical sculpture springing up around town too…
If, like us, you’ve driven down Sheikh Zayed recently, you might have been perplexed by the giant M that’s been erected on the roadside.
Is it for the Bond character? Is it something to do with traffic rules? Not quite.
It’s all to do with the Dubai Font. Yes, we’re the first city to have its own typeface, and now you can see examples of it across Dubai.
The font (which you can download online, just click here) was created with Microsoft – the first time the computing giant has created a typeface with a city.
But if you want to see it beyond the bounds of your computer screen, head down to Sheikh Zayed Road, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Dubai Mall and Kite Beach.