World Art Dubai 2018

18-21 April 2018

Dubai World Trade Centre

World Art Dubai




“World Art Dubai is a wonderfully organised fair that provides a great platform to meet everyone you need to reach in the Art industry in Dubai! This was our second edition and  we were very pleased with the turnout estimating that almost 50% more visitors came through the door in 2016,  resulting in higher sales and more interaction. We can see this show growing significantly in the future” 

Natasha Barnes & Cynthia Shinn, Gallery KAG, South Africa & USA

“It’s my first exhibition in the Middle East and I’m delighted to be here. I had some really good response to my artwork and I met many good people. Sales have been great – I’ve sold 12 pieces –and a lot of people showed interest in my art, including interior designers who’ve taken my work on board to recommend it to their clients. The exposure has been amazing and the amount of people who’ve picked my cards and asked about my artwork is fantastic.”

Guy Allen, Solo Artist, United Kingdom

“We’ve exhibited everywhere else in the world apart from the Middle East and we chose World Art Dubai to mark our presence in the region. The atmosphere at the fair is very laid back and relaxed and we love the high quality people who come to our stand as well as its location. Even though we know that it takes a long time for an art fair to develop and it’s only the second edition of World Art Dubai, the organisation of the event has been great and we’ll be back for sure.”

James Gilet, Signet Contemporary Art, United Kingdom

“This is my first time exhibiting this year and I’m very happy because I now have many clients from different nationalities and backgrounds and I can see all kinds of people connecting to my work. The response has been good so far; I’ve made some good sales and I’ve received a lot of orders as well. This event is bigger than I expected and I will be coming again next year. I’ve gained a large following in the region thanks to this event. ”

Sadaf Farasat, Solo Artist, Malaysia

“This Fair has been amazing! We showcase alot of Indian and Pakistani art and this is one of the best affordable art fairs in the region and we are delighted to be a part of the show.  Next year I want  a bigger stand!” 

Fawad Durrani, Cross Borders Gallery, UAE

“Dubai is perceived as a luxurious and cosmopolitan place and we thought World Art Dubai to be the perfect platform to exhibit our pieces of art. This is our first time in the Middle East and the fair helped us with our exposure, we received a lot of compliments from the visitors, and we really enjoyed the show overall.” 

Sinsuke Taki, Japan Promotion, Japan

“World Art Dubai is a great platform for me as there are many diverse international galleries present; it’s a good global mix. I have an on-line gallery, so it was good for me to come and have some physical appearance, so people know more about my gallery. In terms of brand awareness, it’s worked here to reach out to more people.  Sales have been good but from experience most people wait to make their purchase decision till the end so we’re hoping for an even better result.”

Isha Sharma, Taara Gallery, UAE

“This is my first time in the Middle East; I’m a self-taught artist and I found the response from the public great. I sold four of my paintings and I really enjoyed the way the show’s been organised as well as the interaction with the visitors who seem really curious about art.”

Joanna Blair, Solo Artist, Australia

“We were one of the pioneering galleries last year at World Art Dubai and showcase artists from all over the world.  We think the show is amazing for our business." 

Nina Torres, Nina Torres Fine Art, USA

"This is my first year exhibiting here. It has been a good experience and we’re very happy with how things are going so far. I’ve been working in Dubai for a year now and I already know some collectors here but then a friend of mine told me about this event and convinced me to showcase some of our work here to reach out to more people. For the moment, sales have been good but from experience most people wait to make their purchase decision till the end so we’re hoping for an even better result."

Maria Correas, Gallery owner, Stand ARTE, Spain

“I’m based in Muscat but I come to Dubai for the art fairs. We’ve had a great response this year; there are a lot more people than last year. We expect more sales on the last day as people need some time to think. I think World Art Dubai is a great event and I truly hope that it becomes an annual art event, and grows into an established art fair which supports and has an appreciation for work by a wide variety of talented artists from the Gulf and abroad.  It has the ability to become a major attraction for art collectors and art lovers from around the world. ”

Anna Dudchenko, Solo Artist, Oman

“This is the second time I am exhibiting here at World Art Dubai . This is a great place to show my art to art lovers and collectors. For me it is the place to be." 

Petra Kaltenbach, Solo Artist, Dubai

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