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  • See You From 7 - 10 April 2021

Dubai World Trade Centre

World Art Dubai 2021


“A wonderful event bringing together world’s artists in one safe place”

“A wonderful event bringing together world’s artists in one safe place”

“The artworks are incredibly beautiful, I bought a piece that touched me emotionally.”

“The artworks are incredibly beautiful, I bought a piece that touched me emotionally.”

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World Art Dubai

The region's largest affordable retail art fair returns from 7 - 10 April 2021 with contemporary art from all over the world. 

We believe in making art accessible for private collectors, connoisseurs, corporate buyers and first time buyers in search for diverse, affordable and original art under one roof. World Art Dubai hosts an impressive collection of more than 3,000 artworks from renowned galleries and solo artists from over 30 countries starting from just $100 onwards.


Your Safety Is Our Highest Priority

  • This is my fifth year exhibiting at World Art Dubai, but my first year as a solo artist, previously I was part of a gallery. This fair gives us a chance to learn from other artists, as well as be creative as we’re able to be free with the art we display. I believe this year’s World Art Dubai is even better than previous years. It has been organised very well, with plenty of space to allow it to be safe. The health and safety measures in place have worked and is setting a high standard for other events in the region.
    Hend Rashid
  • I sold three pieces on the first afternoon, which is really amazing, and there’s been strong interest from visitors so far. The response from other artists and visitors has also been great, and everyone is respecting social distancing and wearing their masks.
    Aisha Yosuf Al Shemail
  • This year in particular, I have engaged with plenty of art lovers who are looking to buy art and managed to make some sales. The health and safety measures here have impressed me, not just at the show but in Dubai in general. It seems as though the city has found a way to move past the Coronavirus, in a safe and responsible way. The fact that World Art Dubai has managed to organise this show safely, makes me want to come back to the show for years to come.
    Cynthia Shinn, Fine Art Crownsville
  • The health and safety measures have been very well organized especially with people walking in zones. It’s nice for events to be back and I hope it keeps going as we want to enjoy art again as well.
  • My experience at World Art Dubai was amazing.! I just loved the way every artist had showcased their work, also DWTC had taken extreme good care of the safety of visitors so yes it was a great show for me. I will recommend it further to my family and friends.
    WAD Visitor
  • For this years WAD, The venue has provided large space for people to practice social distancing. I feel like the pandemic has given way to more quality art pieces and the visitors got narrowed down to genuine art collectors and art enthusiasts.
    WAD Visitor

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Safety Guidelines

In the absence of physical human connection and with movement drastically limited, our talented exhibitors living in cities around the world have had to turn inwards for inspiration and create an original artworks that reflects their different personal experiences with the pandemic:

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An Open Call For Emerging Visual Artists

To join the third World Art Dubai Emerging Visual Artists Prize that returns in partnership with Rove Hotels

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Don't Just Take Our Word For It

  • “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
  • “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
  • “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 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 has been fantastic and have come back for a second day. It is such a blend of different artists. I am a huge street art fan, but it has been fantastic seeing all the local artists as well, and sculptures. I have given a pair of trainers to be custom painted which I am so excited about. I did eye up a piece on the first night I came, but my friend bought it so I have asked the artist to do another consignment of the same piece. The health and safety has been great even from the ticketing perspective. There are quite a lot of staff watching out for everyone and making sure people are spacing out and following the rules.”
    Tania MacDonald , Australian
  • “It's really stunning, with very creative art. I have been to a few art shows in Dubai in the past, but this has a lot of interesting regional art and live art.I was a little bit concerned before coming, there are quite a few people, but it has not been too overcrowded and the people organising have been very mindful of moving people along if they are crowded together.”
    Eleanor Savouret, British
  • “It’s my first time visiting the show, I love that it promotes different styles of art and showcases a lot of diversity in terms of artistic cultures. I think there’s a range of different artistic abilities which is very encouraging to a lot of visitors. I saw the fashion show and love how we’re provided with various activities. I think the event is setting a good example, I think it’s a really good initiative.”
    Sarah Pai, Irish





A series of art workshops hosted by our professional artists where you can have fun learning various art techniques and skills to unleash the artist within!

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