The Fair

The 2017 edition featured 94 galleries from 43 countries, reinforcing its position as the most global of art fairs and the preeminent platform to discover new artists, galleries and emerging trends. Alongside the contemporary gallery halls, guests were able to discover Art Dubai Modern, the only platform dedicated to showcasing museum-quality works by modern masters from the Middle East, Africa and South Asia.

Art Dubai also has the most extensive non-commercial programming of its kind which includes Art Dubai’s Projects; The Global Art Forum, the most significant annual arts conference in the Middle East and Asia which this year focused on the trade of goods and ideas that shape–and reshape–the world; The Room a large scale immersive and performative daily gala dinner and the Abraaj Group Art Prize, the most significant art prize in the region which this year was awarded to Rana Begum, whose commission was presented alongside works by three shortlisted artists in an exhibition curated by Omar Berrada.