Art Dubai’s renowned VIP Programme is a members-only bespoke schedule of private visits to museums, institutions and studios, guided by directors, artists and curators.

The 2017 VIP Programme spanned the Gulf, encompassing major international museum shows, exclusive previews and talks, collectors’ homes and artists’ studio visits; as well as curator-led tours. 

Art Dubai’s VIP Programme is held in collaboration with local and regional institutions, our Committees and other supporters, and epitomises the Gulf’s reputation for openness and traditions of hospitality.

To enquire about the VIP Programme, please contact Lela Csaky, Director, VIP Relations


Whether you are an established collector or you have a burgeoning interest in collecting, Art Dubai offers tours which are a comprehensive introduction to the fair and present a selection of exciting highlights.  Art Dubai can arrange corporate group visits to individually tailored interests and provide a more bespoke experience for private groups, which are led by our trusted art specialists. Please remember these are extremely popular and early booking is recommended.

To book a tour and enquire further, please contact Lela Csaky, Director, VIP Relations


As part of our VIP Programme and Gulf-wide Art Week, Art Dubai organises guided tours and bespoke programmes for visiting international museums groups, institutions and curators interested in connecting with the arts scene of the GCC and beyond. Our programmes include visits to and meetings with institutions, private museums, artists’ studios and collectors’ homes, beginning in Qatar and continuing to Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi in the UAE.

For further information, please contact Inhye Kim, Manager, VIP Relations


This series of talks takes place on the terrace of The Abraaj Group Lounge, and features leaders and innovators from the worlds of art, business and philanthropy exploring the latest global trends.

Spanning a wide range of topics, the conversations featured highlights such as the Abraaj Group Art Prize curator Omar Berrada in conversation with the winner of the 2017 edition, Rana Begum.

Click here for the full Abraaj Terrace Talks 2017 programme.