Karama Shopping Complex gets big splash of art

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Watch: Street art takes over Karama Shopping Complex – one of Dubai’s oldest shopping districts

 

DUBAI – Before shopping areas like Boxpark and CityWalk came along, there was Karama Shopping Complex.

Opened in 1975, the complex is composed of 12 mixed-use buildings that is home to more than 300 retail shops. People have been coming here for the last 41 years to shop for all kinds of merchandise, like textiles, shoes, clothes, jewelry and souvenirs. The area is also home to several restaurants.

To boost footfall, the place recently got a face-lift, one that got us here at ExpatMedia.Net headquarters very excited.

All 24 outer walls of the complex feature graffiti and 3D artwork done by street art specialists. We spotted a roaring lion, a pair of colourful parrots, a smiling falcon, Jaws… It was all visually exciting that it even got quite a lot of visitors looking up and taking photos!

Still not sure if you’d want to swap the air-conditioned comfort of Dubai’s swankiest malls to this old-school shopping center? Well, if walls could talk, they’d still tell you to revisit Karama Shopping Complex.

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