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Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard

Spread over two miles, Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard is located in Downtown Dubai. Surrounding the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Fountain, it is one of the most prestigious parts of the city. Not only is it lined with many palm trees, apartment blocks, cafes, restaurants and hotels, but also there is a collection of street sculptures and statues.

The themes of the art works are various such as horses, the desert and the unity of the peoples living in the UAE. These themes are also incredibly close to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.  

The modern sculpture Wings of Mexico by internationally known artist Jorge Marin was created in 2010. The sculpture is made of a thin metal frame with large, life-sized, mounted wings atop a platform. It symbolises determination, optimism and the connection between cultures. Wings of Mexico is interactive since viewers can climb the three steps up to the platform and stand in front of the angel wings.

Another noteworthy composition is Together by Syrian sculptor Lutfi Romhain. The art piece depicts a man and a woman in traditional Arab clothing. A male figure made of white marble from Italy and a female figure made of black granite from Sweden rise above the boulevard like giant chess pieces.  

Lutfi Romhein is a sculptor born in Kraia, Syria, in 1954. He is recognized as one of the best sculptors in Syria and the Middle East.

Visitors can also check out the composition Camels by Donald Greig paying tribute to Arabian wildlife. The artwork features a trio, including an adult camel, its calf and another one resting. Greig is an avid wildlife enthusiast. He is one of Africa’s most creative sculptors. The artist spent a total of eight months creating this original sculpture.

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