Art Dubai is the preeminent platform to interact with art from the Middle East and North Africa. The twelfth edition of Art Dubai will take place 21-24 March, 2018. Art Dubai is held in partnership with The Abraaj Group and is sponsored by Julius Baer, Meraas, and Piaget. Madinat Jumeirah is home to the event. The Dubai Culture and Arts Authority is a strategic partner of Art Dubai and supports the fair’s year-round education programme.
For the past decade, the Art Dubai Group has played a key role in the Emirate’s journey towards becoming a leading global destination for arts and design through producing the highly successfully and internationally recognized annual art and design fairs and festivals – Art Dubai, Design Days Dubai, Downtown Design, Art Week and Dubai Design Week. These collaborative ventures, showcase a broad programme of creative and cultural events and programming across Dubai, the UAE and beyond. Together, these Art Dubai Group-run fairs and festivals help to shine the international spotlight on Dubai and position the city as an international destination of culture.
The Art Dubai Group also runs the most extensive non-commercial programme of any art or design fair worldwide through education and commissioning local designers and artists: To date, more than 5,000 people, including over 3,000 children, have taken part in its education programmes in art and design and over 100 artists and designers have received commissions, offering them the opportunity to exhibit their works at fairs and beyond. In addition, its thought-leadership programmes have promoted Dubai as a centre for knowledge and innovation in the creative industries in the Middle East.