Travel and Hotels
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. Dubai is GMT+4. The official currency is the Arab Emirates Dirham (AED or DHS), which is pegged to the US Dollar at a rate of 3.67 dhs/$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. While Sharjah is established as a place of heritage and art production; Doha and Abu Dhabi home to major museums; over the past decade 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 stark.
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.
GCC Nationals do not require a visa to enter the UAE. Citizens of the following countries will be issued visas upon arrival at Dubai International Airport:
Andorra | Australia | Austria | Belgium | Brunei | Denmark | Finland | France | Germany | Greece | Hong Kong | Iceland | Ireland | Italy | Japan | Liechtenstein | Luxembourg | Malaysia | Monaco | Netherlands | New Zealand | Norway | Portugal | Republic of Korea | San Marino | Singapore | Spain | Sweden | Switzerland | UK | USA | Vatican City
Visitors from all other countries are advised to consult their local UAE consulates.
Art Dubai has arranged special rates at the following hotels. In order to avail these prices please contact email@example.com to make a booking.
The below hotels are located at Madinat Jumeirah, part of the resort where Art Dubai takes place.
- Al Qasr
- Dar Al Masyaf
- Jumeirah Beach Hotel
- Mina A’Salam
Other recommended hotels in Dubai:
Jumeirah Emirates Towers
Distance from Art Dubai: 16.80 km
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
Distance from Art Dubai: 14.80 km