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W.A.D Unplug Yourself

World Art Dubai - The region's largest contemporary retail art fair ran under the theme ‘unplug yourself, hosted 4000+ artwork pieces from 300+ renowned galleries and solo artists, hailing from 50+ countries. W.A.D welcomed more than 10,000 art enthusiasts of all ages and encouraged inspired thinking through a non-stop schedule of live art performances, workshops, talks at the four-day art and lifestyle fair.

Local & International Exhibitors



Solo Artists

Art Pieces

Art Priced From
100$ - 20,000$

Art Blog

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Curating Art Apparel At World Art Dubai

According to a recent study, the vast majority of people wear 20 per cent of their clothes 80 per cent of the time.

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Tapping Into Art Trends For 2020

World Art Dubai 2020 artists Kristel Bechara, Aditi Patwari and Mahnaz Karimi discuss how this year’s fair will reflect wider trends in the global art scene.

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Famous Nurses In Art History

While we are all at home complaining about being unable to go to our favourite museums and galleries

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Lifelike Portraits of Famous Historical Figures

Artist Bas Uterwijk uses artificial intelligence software to bring historical characters to life.


A holistic platform to the booming sector of digital art & NFTs, for the first time at World Art Dubai!

Engaging, Exceptional,
Experiential-Things at WAD!

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    Art for Every Wall

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    Workshops for all ages

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    The Artwalk

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    Live Performances

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    Nikon Kids Photo Club

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    Fashion is the new canvas!

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    World Art Dubai Celebrates Emerging Artists

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    Urban Art DXB is Back and Bigger

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    Future Artists at W.A.D

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    W.A.D Next

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    Around The World x Japan

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    W.A.D Installations & Activations

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    Immersive Digital Art

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    Live Doodle Art

Street Art & Culture Celebration - Urban Art DXB

From live graffiti to dance battles, skateboard customization, fashion graffiti battle and live makeup art, to DJ and more

Artists of The Week

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    Awais Javed

    When art and engineering meet to create wonderful pieces of Wooden Art.

    Our Australian based in UAE #ArtistOfTheWeek Awais Javed returns to #WAD2023 He found a way to combine both in his artworks. Awais art is interactive and made by wood and inspired by locations, memories and dreams.

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    Meet our talented South African #ArtistOfTheWeek Blcktagg who started with graffiti, tried experimenting and eventually formed his own playful and provocative unique style. He mostly uses ink with black and white fineliners and everything he does is an original with no prints, so get to have your unique piece created just for your space. Blcktagg is also launching his coloring book at #WAD2023 as well as some t-shirts, mugs and pots with all his art!
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    shahi Dayekh

    Our Lebanese modern art expressionist and artist of the week Shahi Dayekh. She work on massive oil and mixed media canvases with bold, colorful and very expressive strokes. Through her art, she conveys both human emotions and the changing world around us, in the hope of elevating society.
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    Osama Elolemy

    Our Egyptian fine-art photographer and artist of the week Osama Elolemy aka @genie_in_a_click returns to WAD2023. He is exhibiting with an array of photographs of portraiture and fine art that brings the African culture beauty and stories to the Middle Eastern culture. Osama doesn’t only convey a beautiful visual component, but incorporate his feelings, creativity, vision and personality through his work. 
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    Pía Aldana

    Our outstanding visual artist and #ArtistOfTheWeek Pia Aldana who is exhibiting for the first time at #WAD2023 all the way from Chile. She is bringing a diverse collection of her art; from painting, miniature dioramas, ceramic sculpture, to 3D collage and other experimental art medium.

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    Carmen Olteanu

    Our Romanian imaginative intelligent and #ArtistOfTheWeek Carmen Olteanu, she express what she proposes through her collection of figurative and surrealism paintings oscillating from vivid and strong colors landscape to portrait, from an impressionistic approach to photorealism. Carmen Olteanu fructifies, synthesizes and transforms the reality in a positive manner.

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    Atiqa Kayed

    Meet our talented, passionate and creative Emirati Artist Of The Week Atiqa Kayed whose works focus on UAE culture and heritage through a variety of mediums including oil and acrylic painting, portrait and landscape painting abstract and Arabic calligraphy painting. 

    Nationality: Emirati

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    Samar Jashan Satamian

    Our a Jordanian Palestinian #ArtistOfTheWeek Samar Jahshan Satamian returns to #WAD2023 She is best known for her contemporary portraiture on large canvases in multiple mediums and techniques with predominant focus on acrylic, oil and pastel painting. Samar’s color pallet is vibrant, dynamic, dazzling and uniquely defined by a deeply rooted symbiotic relationship between art, paintings and human social behavior.

    Nationality: Jordanian


Dont Just Take Our Word For It

  • “This is my third time visiting World Art Dubai. The diversity in artists and art styles make me come back to the show each year. I have bought art in previous editions and look forward to seeing what the curation has to offer this year.”

    Marina Spirito Russia

  • “This is my first time at the show, I never knew something like this existed in Dubai. I’m very excited to be here, I’ve already met some artists who I am looking forward to connecting to.”

    Alex Goodwin United Kingdom

  • “It was a fantastic event as always and I am delighted to have been able to attend the event in light of the recent worldwide pandemic. World Art Dubai is always one of my favourite Dubai events and I look forward to attending next year. Well done Dubai.”

    Emi Beredugo British

  • “This is my second time to World Art Dubai, and the energy this year has been great. Despite the challenges this year, it was impressive to see such a diverse collection of international artists present and be part of this event. Most importantly I felt safe as a visitor and the precautions taken by the organisers really helped.”

    Dean Foley British

Art Blog

Key artists to check out in 2021

Artists have united from all corners of the globe for the seventh edition of World Art Dubai, with more than 200 local and international artists and galleries displaying over 2,000 pieces across a range of disciplines.

How the pandemic has shaped the art scene

With many galleries and museums across the globe closed or having had a spell of closure over the past year, the art scene has naturally felt the effects of the pandemic.

Artists To Look Out For At World Art Dubai

As consumer tastes continue to evolve, so too do art forms. The latest trend - heavily represented at this year’s World Art Dubai.

The local art scene can only thrive with wider support

By Batool Jafri | Dubai’s art scene is young, but it has the right energy to blossom. It is growing every day and, in comparison to the rest of the world, it is a glamorous community.

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