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Bringing Affordable Art to The Middle East

A headline event of the Official Dubai Art Season, World Art Dubai returns for its sixth edition bringing affordable contemporary art from all over the world to the increasing art demand of the Middle East.

At World Art Dubai, we know that good art only becomes great when it creates a unique and personal connection between the artist and its audience. We believe in making art accessible for collectors and enthusiasts searching for diverse, affordable and original art under one roof. World Art Dubai hosts an impressive artwork collection of more than 3,000 paintings, prints, sculptures and photographs ranging from $100 – $20,000 from solo artists and international galleries.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Our curators

Batool Jafri

Batool Jafri

Determination, passion and a strong belief in spiritual creativity that transcends the physical form are key themes in Batool Jafri’s work. As an artist, mentor, art educator and enabler.

Jafri has produced powerful and poignant work on the subject of the human mind and soul, while challenging historical and cultural prejudices that lead to marginalization of certain segments of society, particularly women and people of determination.

The values and ideas conveyed in her work have been widely lauded, with her work being featured at the Islamic Fashion Design Council’s Modest Revolution event recently held in Dubai, and with her current nomination for Emirates Woman of the Year 2018 in the Art & Culture category. Jafri has exhibited in over 35 solo, national and international art exhibitions across the world, including events held in the UK, Spain, the Netherlands, China, Turkey, Egypt, Oman and the UAE, where she lives and works.

Samar Kamel

Samar Kamel

Having acquired her curatorial certification from the Sotheby's Institue of Art, Kamel has also undertaken several curatorial projects in her home country of Egypt as well as in the UAE, where she lives and works.

Samar Kamel is an Egyptian artist, curator and author known for works that examine cultural attitudes towards women and aim to transform stereotypes through their vibrant depictions of the modern woman. Kamel is also an accomplished chef and entrepreneur and has published several books.

She has participated in the coveted Art Dubai, Abu Dhabi Art as an art facilitator, and exhibited in World Art Dubai since its first edition for four consecutive years. Her contributions to art and community have been recognized by her recent nomination for Emirates Woman of the Year 2018 prize in the category for Art and Culture.

Petra Kaltenbach

Petra Kaltenbach

Petra Kaltenbach moved to Dubai in 2004 when the transforming period of this city begun. This process from the old into the new inspired her for her core theme 'Transformation'. As a fine and video artist, graphic designer and energetic healer Petra experienced the special magic of Dubai. 

Petra intertwined her art with technology to express her inner attitude in many creative ways. She has integrated her healing abilities into her art to mediate positive energies to the viewer.

Shortlisted by the IEAA and for the Burj Khalifa Façade Petra got attention and recognition. In 2018 World Art Dubai awarded her as the best UAE-resident-artist.

Petra’s art is not only playful and profound, but also transports transformatory thoughts in very unusual ways. Her next project, a co-creation with ROXX-Fashion, will be launched in Autumn/Winter 2019.

A Unique Fusion of Art, Education & Entertainment

  • 6,000 sqm of inspiring space for global & regional art
  • VIP preview
  • Art For Every Wall under $1000
  • Live art demonstrations
  • Curated art talks
  • Creative workshops
  • Art collaborations
  • Art installations
  • Diverse Art

WAD Awards

WAD Awards recognise the talent exhibiting at the show under 4 categories!

  • World Art Dubai Emerging Artist
  • World Art Dubai Solo Artist Award
  • World Art Dubai Gallery Award
  • World Art Dubai Outstanding Art Award


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