Located on the Eastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula in the southwest corner of the Arabian Gulf, Dubai is the second largest of the seven emirates in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The official language is Arabic, but English is widely spoken across the UAE. The UAE is 4 hours ahead of the UTC (Universal Coordinated Time, formerly GMT). The official currency is the Arab Emirates Dirham (AED or DHS), which is pegged to the US Dollar at a rate of AED 3.67 / $1.
Home to over 200 nationalities, Dubai has been a trading post and meeting point for South Asia, Iran, the Arab world and Africa for hundreds of years. Dubai has become known as a city of business, entrepreneurship, debate, and a meeting point for the creative industry. It is in Dubai that the art world as a globalised phenomenon is most evident.
This homegrown support for artists, exhibitions and museums has been vital to Art Dubai’s success and provides a robust platform for international discourse.
There are many safe and reliable taxis available for you to take from the airport to your destination. Please do change some money into dirhams, before your flight or at the airport, as taxis here will not accept any other currency.
We hope that you enjoy your stay in Dubai and explore the city’s vibrant art scene.