Taking its distinct identity from a one-of-a-kind line-up of 47 international galleries, exhibited across its gallery halls and Residents section, Art Dubai aims to broaden the conversation on art outside of the traditional art centers. It does so by featuring galleries and artists presenting works from emerging art scenes, exhibited alongside, and matching the quality of, those from firmly established centers of the art world, making the fair a place of discovery from art from across the globe.
Mirroring the cosmopolitanism and energy of its hometown Dubai, Art Dubai is a human-scale fair that acts as a meeting point for the international art world. A manifestation of this is the fair’s museum groups programme, which has served as a platform for discussions and networks that last in time and go beyond commercial transactions, and has seen the inception of international exhibitions and artistic projects that crystallize throughout the year.
A leading international art fair, Art Dubai is also the preeminent place to interact with art from the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia through a number of high-profile galleries from across the region. In addition, the fair features a unique section, showcasing museum-quality Modern works from the MENASA region, alongside a yearly Modern Symposium.
Art Dubai is held in partnership with The Abraaj Group. The fair is sponsored by Julius Baer, Meraas and Piaget. Madinat Jumeirah is home to the event. The Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) is a strategic partner of Art Dubai and supports the fair’s year-round education programme.
PRIVATE DAYS (by invitation only)
Monday, March 19, 2018: Art Dubai Modern Preview
Tuesday, March 20, 2018: Jumeirah Patrons Preview
Tuesday, March 20, 2018: The Abraaj Group Art Prize Unveiling
Wednesday, March 21, 2018: Ladies Day Preview (open to all ladies) 1-4pm
Wednesday, March 21, 2018: VIP Opening (by invitation only) 4-9:30pm
Thursday, March 22, 2018 4-9:30pm
Friday, March 23, 2018 2-9:30pm
Saturday, March 24, 2018 12-6:30pm
*please note that the entrance doors will close half an hour before the gallery halls