A Family Business fueled by passion
Art Central is an independent and locally owned art and framing store in Abu Dhabi, UAE. We supply a variety of products and services for artists, students and crafters. We have an extensive assortment of art supplies including painting, drawing, drafting, printmaking, & pottery. Our custom framing department, large format fine art printing services, our art Gallery, and art workshops are perfect for everyone from the hobbyists to the professional and photographer. To add to the mix, we have a unique selection of art gifts, stationery and cards for every occasion.
We established our first office in 2014 and remain independently family owned. We have been supporting the art community from the hobbyist to the professional, and offering our integrated art services to the retail and corporate world.
Our first branch opened in 2016 in Reem Island’s centre, Boutik Mall. The space is designed with industrial and hand-made wooden shelves that display our material and services just the way you want them. We opened our second branch two years later in the heart of Abu Dhabi’s cultural hub of Saadiyat Island, Manarat Al Saadiyat.
Art Central is founded by a family of artists with 40 years of experience in fine art and art related services. They know art. They enjoy working with what they know. They give you intelligent and thoughtful advice – no bluffing, no hidden agenda.
Talal Al Mukhalalati
An engineer by profession, with a life-long passion for art and painting, Talal’s dream was to create an art space that provides high quality affordable artworks and to become a fully integrated art service provider for just anyone. With a lot of hard work and support from his family, Talal was able to make his real life passion come to life.
Luma Al Mukhalalati
With a double major in Communications and Visual arts from Canada, Luma used her passion for photography and love of all things creative to help her dad create a hub for all types of artists in the UAE.