world art dubai

world art dubai

world art dubai


UAE’s Thriving Art Scene

The United Arab Emirates is one of the few places in the world where the state has a strong commitment to supporting arts and culture. This is seen in the vision of Dubai’s strategic plan for 2021 in establishing the city as vibrant, global Arabian metropolis
that shapes cultural and arts in the region and the world.

Dubai has now become a destination for established and emerging artists, designers and creative innovators to showcase their imagination through galleries, art spaces like Dubai Design District and Alserkal Avenue, as well as art fairs like Art Dubai and World Art Dubai.

With a mission of making art accessible, World Art Dubai offers an inspiring artistic environment as the region’s first curated affordable art fair to present original contemporary art pieces at a pre-defined price point.

Upcoming Art Projects

  • The Museum of Middle East Modern Art
  • Art Jameel
  • Louvre Abu Dhabi
  • Guggenheim Abu Dhabi

Bringing Affordable Art to The Middle East

The stage for the fourth edition of World Art Dubai has been set as the fair expands and grows, underlining the message that there is growing demand for affordable, contemporary art in the Middle East.

Spanning across 6,000 sqm of inspiring exhibition space, the fourth edition will include new segments like photography and digital art, as well as dedicated spaces for galleries, solo artists and groups representing a display of art & culture from all over the world.

Part of Dubai’s Official Art Season, the fair will take place from 18–21 April at Dubai World Trade Centre and will showcase an impressive global collection of contemporary paintings, prints, sculptures, photographs and mixed media ranging from $100 to $20,000.



generated by Dubai’s art industry in 2016, placing it among the top 20 global contemporary art marketplaces



The increase in UAE clients at
Sotheby’s global art sales over
the last 5 years



Works priced below $10,000 will
rise to 56% of the contemporary
art market in 2017

(Source: ArtTactic)


Sales at art fairs were estimated to
have increased by 5% to $13.3 billion
in 2016

(Source: Art Basel & UBS Report)


of the art dealers projected the
transactions at international art
fairs to increase in the future

(Source: MACCH)


The global art market achieved
total sales of $56.6 billion in

(Source: Art Basel & UBS Report)

“We came to World Art Dubai because the international art community has a growing interest in Western art in Dubai.
The response has been great and we have had tens of buyers getting their personalised photography pieces."

Felix Mayrl, Iris Project, Germany (international gallery at WAD 2017)



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