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o visit the Courtyard, one of Zandi's creations in Dubai, is to stumble upon a gem amidst a mechanised ocean. With warehouse after warehouse, the Al Quoz Industrial Area is not a conventional location for an art gallery yet, upon arrival, the secluded site seems all the more enchanting for it. Wandering through the gates, the sound of trickling water and picturesque attached facades of varying traditional styles, complemented by the juxtaposition of a

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spacious modern glass building at the end of the walkway is the welcome. Born from his belief that nothing is impossible, being the first in the area, Zandi overrode the notion that such an artistic area could not be made possible on an industrial site and, paving the way for more as art galleries to move to the area. The Courtyard is an artistic oasis housing global art. Created to inspire, support and display the work of predominantly Middle

Dariush Zandi with wife Shaghayegh Arabi

The Courtyard is a haven of creativity and individuality that resonates with artists, architects and visitors alike.

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