THE FAIR



The eleventh edition of the fair took place March 15-18, 2017.



Monday March 13

6:30-8:30pm

Art Dubai Modern Preview (Invitation Only)


Tuesday March 14

3-9:30pm

Art Dubai Preview (Invitation Only)



7pm

Abraaj Group Art Prize Unveiling (Invitation Only)


Wednesday March 15

1-4pm

Ladies Day Preview (Open To All Women)



4-9:30pm

VIP Opening (Invitation Only)


Thursday March 16

4-9:30pm

Day 1


Friday March 17

2-9:30pm

Day 2


Saturday March 18

12-6:30pm

Day 3





This year’s 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 not for profit programming of its kind which includes Art Dubai’s Projects, focusing for the first time solely on performance art; Global Art Forum 11, 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 unveiling of 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.