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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 20 February 2019

New installation lights up Downtown Dubai

A new project in the heart of the city has an LED-powered maze and a revolving mirror art installation

Light Art DXB at Burj Plaza is part of the Dubai Shopping Festival activities. Courtesy Dubai Tourism
Light Art DXB at Burj Plaza is part of the Dubai Shopping Festival activities. Courtesy Dubai Tourism

Looking for something different to try? How about a visit to the city’s newest outdoor attraction, Downtown Light Park.

Located at Burj Plaza, the after-dark attraction is part of the Dubai Shopping Festival activities and brings bright lights, art and an LED-powered maze to the shadows of the Burj Khalifa.

Commissioned by Dubai Tourism and Art Emaar, Light Art DXB is a spinning mirror and light art installation that’s the work of designer George Tellos. John Jossifakis, a Dubai-based designer, worked closely with Tellos to create the installation which makes use of revolving cuboid mirrors and shining light beams to manipulate light in an intriguing manner.

The work is part of a wider project that aims to bring new cultural experiences to Dubai’s residents and is inspired by the book Reflections on Happiness and Positivity by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai.

Elsewhere, visitors can try to find their way successfully through the Silvana Light Maze. This colourful labyrinth is made up of 72 acrylic glass panels each of which is over 2 metres tall. The maze comes alive after dark as the LED rails located in the framework reflect light rays in a rainbow colour spectrum. As you wander through the space, the colours graduate from cool blues and greens to white, pinks and yellows.

Updated: February 2, 2019 09:27 AM

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