Abu Dhabi Street Artists Transform 40 Bus Shelters With Vibrant Makeovers

Colouring the commute in UAE capital.

by Deeplata Garde
Abu Dhabi Street Artists Transform 40 Bus Shelters With Vibrant Makeovers

Get ready to embark on a journey of artistic expression as Abu Dhabi’s bus shelters undergo a trendy transformation, courtesy of local street artists.

Spray Paint and Creativity, The Canvas Of Bus Shelters

Who says bus stops have to be boring? Not in Abu Dhabi, where local artists are turning these mundane structures into vibrant works of art. Armed with spray paint and boundless creativity, these artists are adding a pop of colour to commuters’ daily routines. From majestic falcons to graceful turtles, each mural tells a story and brings a smile to the faces of passersby.

Expressing Culture Through Art

According to Noor Shamma, director of media affairs at the Department of Municipalities and Transport in Abu Dhabi, these murals aren’t just about adding a splash of colour, they’re a celebration of local talent and culture. With designs inspired by Emirati heritage, each mural pays homage to the rich tapestry of traditions that make Abu Dhabi unique. Whether it’s traditional dress or iconic symbols like the falcon, these murals are a visual feast for the senses.

From Blank Stops To Masterpieces

It’s no small feat to transform a simple bus shelter into a masterpiece, but these local artists are up to the challenge. Spending nearly 840 hours collectively, these creative minds have poured their hearts and souls into their designs. With every stroke of the brush, they breathe life into the mundane, turning ordinary bus stops into vibrant hubs of creativity.

A Sneak Peek Into The Future

But the fun doesn’t stop there! With over 20 bus shelters already sporting new looks, the Department of Municipalities and Transport has ambitious plans to revamp a total of 40 shelters by the end of March. And that’s not all, come Ramadan, a special project is in the works, promising even more artistic delights for residents and visitors alike. With each mural, Abu Dhabi’s streets become a canvas for storytelling, uniting communities and celebrating the city’s diverse cultural heritage.

So the next time you find yourself waiting for the bus in Abu Dhabi, take a moment to admire the art around you. Who knows? You might just find yourself inspired by the colourful tapestry of creativity that adorns the city’s streets.

Cover Image Courtesy: DMT/ Facebook

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