Lively Mural In Al Bateen Stands For People Of Different Ethnicities

Lively Mural At Al Bateen

The new large-scale lively mural at Marsa Al Bateen is the subject of Abu Dhabi’s rich cultural diversity.

Famous Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra is behind the mural – named The Tolerance – that depicts faces of people of different ethnicities.

The commissioned artwork is part of the emirate-wide ‘For Abu Dhabi’ initiative and represents the capital’s multicultural community made more alive by intense bright colors presented in Eduardo’s signature kaleidoscopic style.

Lively Mural by Eduardo Kobra
Eduardo Kobra

Abu Dhabi is a unique place, where I have learned a lot about the culture and the wide variety of different nationalities, ethnicities and religions that call the UAE home,” said Eduardo.

“My artwork here in Al Bateen represents just that. It doesn’t matter where you’re from or what you look like, you will find tolerance, respect and peace within diversity.”

The lively mural is the largest of its kind in the region at 14 metres high and more than 2,000 square metres in area.

Mohamed Al Khadar, executive director of the strategic affairs at DMT, said: “With the commencement of our Ghadan 21 efforts, the ‘For Abu Dhabi’ initiative strives to bring a new lease of excitement to the community.”

He added: “Kobra’s stunning artwork comes as one part of ‘For Abu Dhabi’s city-wide activation to create contemporary artistic landmarks across the city.

“By bringing world famous artists to the Emirate, we will foster an atmosphere which encourages creative expression and is in alignment with our moral values.” Mohamed further mentioned that the mural is just part of a bigger plan to invite local and international artists together to work in cohesion to bring more buildings and streets alive through the expression of creativity.

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