Dubai Art Fair Overview

It was Khalil Gibran who said, “Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward what is arcane and concealed”. Dubai, a multi-cultural city emphasizing on art and culture, seems to firmly believe that. A testimony of that is the Dubai Art Fair, a leading art exhibition in the MENASA (Middle East/North Africa/South Asia).

The success of Dubai Art Fair becomes evident from the statistical data of 2012. It hosted 75 international museum groups and an equal number of galleries from 35 countries that were visited by 22,500 visitors.

The exhibition takes place in different localities of Dubai each year to cater to different target markets and has the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai and the director is Savita Apte who is a reputed art historian.

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    Dubai Art Fair was established to quench the thirst of Art lovers in Dubai. It has experienced tremendous growth since then and the 8th edition of the fair was held in 2014. The fair has introduced art workshops, projects and performances, educational workshops and residencies.

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    - 75+ gallery halls where art work of artists from all over the world is displayed

    - 30+ countries participate, each offering their own culture and values in the displayed art work.

    - It offers performances, workshops, artists and curators’ residencies and a lot of other exciting things.

    - A chance to network and socialize with artists and art lovers from all over the world.

    - Ideas, dreams and aspirations can be discussed with like-minded people.

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    Visitor Information

    Dubai Art Fair currently offers 3 visitor programs, besides the general entries. It has a VIP Program, a Museum Group and a University Group.

    VIP Program: It is a members-only program and offers scheduled private visits to different museums, studios, galleries and institutions.

    Museum Group: Guided programs are planned for curators and international museum groups.

    University Group: Programs for university groups are also arranged.

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    Tickets and entry requirements

    This is a tickets only event and the price for each ticket is Dhs 50. They can be acquired at the entrance of the fair.

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    Dubai Art Fair is usually a 3-day event.

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    Important Dates

    It was held from March 19-22 in 2014 .

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    Contact Details

    The team of Dubai Art Fair can be contacted through email and telephone.

    Telephone: +971 4 384 2000

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