Art Dubai attracts a high number of groups from schools and universities, welcoming more than 500 UAE and GCC-based students on specially organised tours.

Bespoke Education Guides were created for university group visitors who enjoyed free access to Art Dubai.

Visiting the fair

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

If visiting as part of a school group, chaperones are requested to register their group and accompany on the visit (1 chaperone per 15 students).


Group visits are permitted for schools (grade 7 and above). Younger children and teenagers (ages 5-17) are advised to visit the fair and register for the Sheikha Manal Little Artist Program during the weekend.

Location and parking

For information regarding the fair’s location and parking on-site.

Your arrival at Art Dubai

Groups need to arrive (as per assigned visit time upon registration) at the Souk Madinat Entrance, by taking the right at the first roundabout for drop-off at the Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre, the entrance for student groups at the premise of the fair.

The main chaperone can proceed to the main welcome desk and collect entry badges prepared for the group upon registration. The main chaperone will need to leave a valid ID at the welcome desk to collect entry badges. This can be collected at the end of the visit once the entry badges have been returned to the main desk.

An Art Dubai representative will welcome you to the fair. We encourage printing a copy of our electronic education guide to navigate the fair with your group.

Information and gallery halls etiquette

• Please deter your students from touching any artworks in the gallery halls
• No running or shouting allowed in the gallery halls
• No eating or drinking allowed in the gallery halls
• No leaning against walls or plinths
• Please make sure all mobiles are kept on silent mode in the gallery halls
• Photography without a flash is permitted in general unless otherwise stated (except on Ladies Day, Wednesday, March 15 1-4pm)
• Common areas for group discussions and sketching are available at the fair. Groups are asked to remain no longer than 15 minutes in front of any artwork and be prepared to move on if asked by Art Dubai representatives to avoid congestion
• Food vendors and prayer rooms are avalible on-site. The premises are wheelchair accessible


Health and safety

Art Dubai takes place in Madinat Jumeirah and abides by the health and safety regulations imposed by Jumeirah Group Hotels following legislation of the Local Authority.