Art in Dubai

Art in Dubai overview

Dubai offers art fairs throughout the year and also is home to several prominent art galleries. Find out more about the annual art fairs in Dubai as well as the top galleries to visit below.

Art Dubai

This international art fair takes place each March in Dubai. Art Dubai was founded in 2007 and attracts over 25,000 visitors each year. The fair features gallery halls displaying contemporary and modern art. In total, there are around 90 galleries displayed at Art Dubai.

SIKKA Art Fair

The SIKKA art fair is an annual event that was founded in 2011. This art fair displays art from emerging artists from the UAE. The fair takes place in the Al Fahidi Historical district in Dubai.

Street Art Gallery

The Street Art Gallery is located in Jumeirah 1. The gallery features street art of various styles by artists from the USA, Europe and Middle East.


This contemporary art gallery opened in 2003. The gallery displays Middle Eastern artists and is located at The Gate Village in the DIFC.

Cuadro Fine Art Gallery

Cuadro Fine Art Gallery is located in the DIFC and focuses on exhibitions, education, residency and consultation. The gallery features work from both international and local artists.

The Third Line

This gallery displays art from Middle Eastern artists. The gallery has featured work from prominent artists such as Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmain and Tarek Al-Ghoussein.

Art Sawa

Art Sawa was founded in 2008. It was originally set up to display art from local artists and now has grown to promote artists from the Middle East and beyond.

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