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Art Dubai

Art Dubai is the leading international art fair in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. It is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) is the strategic partner of the exhibition and the main supporter of its educational projects throughout the year.

Art Dubai

Taking place each year in March

Taking place each year in March, Art Dubai presents a select yet diverse line-up of around 90 galleries from the UAE and around the world, across three programmes: Contemporary; Modern, devoted to masters from the Middle East, Africa and South Asia; and Marker, a curated section of art spaces that focuses each year on a particular theme or geography.

Art Dubai's extensive not-for-profit programme includes a dynamic roster of commissioned projects, film and radio programmes; artists' and curators' residencies; educational initiatives for children through to professionals, including the year-round art school Campus Art Dubai; an annual exhibition of works by winners of The Abraaj Group Art Prize; and the critically-acclaimed Global Art Forum.

The ninth edition of Art Dubai (March 18-21, 2015) is held in partnership with The Abraaj Group and is sponsored by Emaar. Madinat Jumeirah is home to the event.

In the month of March every year, Art Dubai hosts nearly ninety art galleries from the UAE and the world, forming a diverse and distinct mix of galleries. The exhibition includes three sections: Contemporary Exhibitions and Modern Exhibitions, in addition to the Gate area that displays artworks by artists from the Middle East, South Asia, Africa and Latin America.

The exhibition also includes a non-profit programme comprising of a list of projects, a cinematic and radio sessions, artistic residency programme options for curators and artists, educational initiatives for children and professionals and more.

It also includes the annual ‘Campus Art Dubai’, an annual exhibition for the winners of Abraaj Group Art Prize, and the Global Art Forum, which is widely recognised internationally among critics and professionals.


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