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Dubai gallery grows as area is unlikely haven for artists

4 August 2013 Last updated at 18:51 BST

Now fine art has long been associated with clean, polished galleries - so it is a bit surprising that in Dubai the art scene is taking root in a dusty industrial zone.

But such is the area's popularity, construction work has begun to double it in size.

And in a region beset with political instability - it is proving to be a safe haven for artists fleeing troubles back home.

Howard Johnson reports from Dubai.