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Bringing Affordable Art to The Middle East

A headline event of the Dubai Official Art Season, World Art Dubai is the largest affordable art retail event that brings art from all over the world, from international and local galleries to established and emerging solo artists. An extended global collection of contemporary paintings, prints, sculptures, photographs and mixed media ranging from $100 to $20,000.

Dubai's Thriving Art Scene

  • Dubai has earned a firm spot on the global artcommerce map due to its proximity and the emergence of knowledgeable collectors with more sophisticated tastes
  • Enthusiastic government support in funding and initiatives provides a conducive environment for local artists to create, for the community to engage and for a strong collectors' base to form
  • Home to global art institutions such as Christie’s and Sotheby’s, as well as many art galleries inconsistent line spacing art spaces for emerging artists, designers and creative innovators in Dubai Design District, Dubai International Financial Centre and Al Quoz
  • Extensive arts calendar including film, literature and theatre festivals, as well as art fairs like Art Dubai, SIKKA Art Fair and World Art Dubai

The Global Art Market

  • The global art market grew by 12% in 2017, achieving total sales of $63.7 billion*
  • Dealer sales at art fairs were up 5% in 2017, totalling sales of $15.5 billion*
  • In 2017, there were over 260 major fairs, 50 of them being added in the last 10 years*
  • Dubai has become the hub for the regional art scene. To support the growth, the city has set aside 500,000 square feet, or 11.5 acres, for art spaces, galleries and creative businesses.**


Sources: *Art Basel & UBS Report, **MoneyCNN



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