Art Dubai is built on partnership – with our participating galleries, organisations, artists, curators and collectors, and of course, our partners, who join us in both supporting and celebrating the arts scenes of the Middle East, South Asia, and beyond.

Each partnership is developed through in-depth conversation, and relates to specific shared goals, outreach and community development; all contribute significantly to making Art Dubai a key event in the artworld, with a particularly broad programme, taking in the most prestigious of galleries and museums, through to residencies, children’s programmes and year-round educational initiatives.

The support of our partners enables us, year-on-year, to grow Art Dubai and its programming. Our relationships are built on stability, creativity, trust and shared goals which benefit all those involved.

If you would like to inquire about Art Dubai partnerships, please contact Laurène Perra, Head of Sponsorships,

Abraaj Group Art Prize_2017_Rana Begum's piece_Courtesy of Photo Solutions (8) (1)

Art Dubai is held in partnership with The Abraaj Group.

Founded in 2002, The Abraaj Group is a leading investor operating in the growth markets of Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. Through its Sustainability and Stakeholder Engagement Track, the company values social investing, thought leadership and value creation as key catalysts for sustainable development and inclusive growth across communities.


WEB_Julius Baer Lounge _Art Dubai 2017_Courtesy of Photo Solutions

Julius Baer, the leading Swiss private banking group, is proud to be the official financial sponsor of the Art Dubai contemporary section since 2015.

As a pure private bank committed to innovation while maintaining its traditional values, Julius Baer is a long-standing supporter of the arts across the world. The collaboration with Art Dubai is in-line with the bank’s long-term commitment to supporting the UAE’s emergence as both a business and cultural hub.

Julius Baer are also the exclusive sponsor of Art Dubai Fellowship.



Madinat Jumeirah – The Arabian Resort of Dubai, is a tribute to the city’s heritage and is styled to resemble an ancient Arabian citadel. Two grand boutique hotels, courtyard summer houses, a traditional souk, recreational facilities, world class restaurants, bars and lounges – all this and more combine to make Madinat Jumeirah the most fascinating resort in the world.


The Meraas Experience_Art Dubai 2017


Meraas is committed to creating a better city for people to live, work and visit. The focus is on designing for a diverse mix of people to stimulate a creative urban culture where the next generation of ideas, businesses and communities can take root.  The company’s investments ensure a better future for generations to come and spread across different sectors including food, retail, leisure, hospitality, health and education. The destinations which include to date- CITY WALK, THE BEACH, BOXPARK, Last Exit and The Outlet Village- are open places for communities to socialise, explore, learn, play, create and enjoy. Meraas’s support of this event stems from a shared vision with ART Dubai for quality, diversity and human scale.


Piaget 'Sunny Side of Life' exhibition_Art Dubai 2017_Courtesy of Photo Solutions (11)

Rich of 140 years of history, Piaget’s supremacy in ultra-thin mechanical movements has earned the brand a special place among the great Swiss watchmakers.

But Piaget was also a style: a marriage of gold and an explosion of color, new shapes, precious gems, and dials made of hard stones. Carried along on the wave of extraordinary creativity driven by Yves G. Piaget, the brand’s jewelry collection grew in a original direction with a resolute emphasis on color.

The ever-bold brand, innovated by offering jewels in motion, extravagant Haute Joaillerie collections, and incredible watches to become today one of the world’s most prestigious watchmaker-jewelers.



DCAA Programme Booth_Art Dubai 2017_Courtesy Art Dubai and Photo Solutions

The Dubai Culture & Arts Authority is the Emirate’s dedicated authority for arts, culture and heritage in Dubai. As the strategic partner of Art Dubai, part of Art Week and the Dubai Art Season–the umbrella arts initiative organised by Dubai Culture, the Authority is committed to nurturing talent, therefore provides support to the fair’s year-round educational and not-for-profit programmes.