This website offers a FREE download of over 4000 images of patterns and other design features drawn from the rich cultural heritage of the Islamic world. Historically, the decorative arts have always formed a major part of Islamic aesthetic expression. Its remarkable achievements in this direction (much of which are represented here) make it an invaluable resource for designers of all kinds as well as for art-historians and art-lovers generally.
Although there is no "art" or examples from the UAE, it has pretty wide coverage of the
Islamic world and can be broken down by region, museum, diagram etc.
Definately worth 5 minutes of your time, if you are that way inclined.
Pattern in Islamic Art
Labels: Islamic Art