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Dubai, Dubai
United Arab Emirates

Art Week brings together Dubai’s thriving creative industries into a week-long celebration of arts and culture.

Art Dubai 2018

Art Dubai

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Art Dubai 2018

  • Art Dubai Madinat Jumeirah Dubai UAE (map)

Sitting at the heart of Art Week is Art Dubai which celebrates its 12th edition this March.

A leading international art fair, Art Dubai aims to broaden the conversation on art outside of the traditional art centres. It does so by featuring galleries and artists presenting works from emerging art scenes, exhibited alongside, and matching the quality of, those from firmly established centres of the art world, making the fair a place of discovery of art from across the globe. Taking its distinct identity from a unique line-up of 105 galleries from 48 countries, the fair mirrors the cosmopolitanism and energy of its hometown, Dubai.

Art Dubai is a human-scale fair that acts as a meeting point for the international art world. 

Beyond the gallery halls, the fair once again hosts an extensive collateral programme including the 10th anniversary of The Abraaj Group Art Prize, the Global Art Forum 12 that takes on the theme of automation, and a series of commissions including the artist collective GCC, which will welcome audiences to Good Morning GCC at the fair and an engaging after-hours programme, including private visits to collections and to cultural institutions across the United Arab Emirates.

In addition to its March programming, the fair aims to continue to grow the cultural fabric of the city and the region with year round engagement including the art school Campus Art Dubai, an internship programme aimed at supporting the next generation of art practitioners and professionals, and Art Dubai Portraits, a film series casting light on MENASA artists and their practices.

Held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

Art Dubai is held in partnership with The Abraaj Group. The fair is sponsored by Julius Baer and Piaget, with Madinat Jumeirah as the home of the event. The Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) is a strategic partner of Art Dubai and supports the fair’s year-round education programme. MiSK Art Institute is the exclusive partner of Art Dubai Modern.

Public opening hours

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

13:00 – 16:00 (ladies only)

16:00 – 21:30 (Invitation only)

Thursday, 22 March 2018

16:00 – 21:30 (last entrance at 21:00)

Friday, 23 March 2018

14:00 – 21:30 (last entrance at 21:00)

Saturday, 24 March 2018

12:00 – 18:30 (last entrance at 18:00)

Event Information:

Location: Madinat Jumeirah, Al Sufouh Road, Umm Suqeim

+971 4 563 1400


Ticket options:

Day ticket (valid one day, either 22, 23, 24 March 2018): 60 AED if purchased online, 90 AED if purchased onsite

3 Day ticket (valid all days, 22-24 March 2018): 100 AED if purchased online, 150 AED if purchased onsite

All students visiting the fair enjoy free access upon showing a valid school / university ID during the public days of the fair.

Public Tours:

Free tours through the gallery halls are available to the public. Please sign up to take part each day on site at the Art Dubai Programming booth in Foyer 2, Madinat Jumeirah. This is also the meeting point for the tours. Please ensure you arrive at the booth 10 minutes before the tour is due to depart.

Friday 23 March 2018

17:00, 18:00, 19:00

Saturday 24 March 2018

14:00, 15:00, 16:00


Earlier Event: March 21
81 Designs
Later Event: March 21
Piaget's Sunlight Journey