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Art Dubai is managed by the The Art Dubai Group, a commercial public/private partnership established in 2007. The company owns and delivers the Middle East’s leading art and design fairs and festivals, convening audiences from across the globe, providing platforms for social and cultural connections, and contributing to the growth and prosperity of the local creative economy.

The Art Dubai Group’s mission is to build thriving ecosystems that have a global impact through initiatives that include world class events, commissioning creative talent and innovative professional development programmes, alongside offering industry expertise to private and government institutions.

The group now comprises over 30 initiatives. These include Dubai Design Week, the Middle East’s design platform; Downtown Design, the region’s leading design fair with a focus on high quality and original design; Prototypes for Humanity, the world’s largest and most diverse assembly of academics addressing social and environmental challenges; and Global Art Forum, an annual transdisciplinary summit.

Art Salon is a framework for the active engagement of art collectors and cultural enthusiasts who are interested in growing and maintaining close ties with the UAE creative community under a wide range of programming such as, Monthly Talks, Monthly Events, Signature Events, Art Salon Save and Art Salon Concierge.


Downtown Design is the Middle East’s leading design fair for original and high-quality design, showcasing leading international and regional brands and hosting the region’s top-tier buyers: from principal architects and interior designers to the design directors of hotel groups and developers alongside HNW private clients.


Dubai Design Week is an annual week-long festival celebrating design and creativity in the UAE and beyond through an extensive programme of free-to-attend exhibitions, installations, engaging activities and pop-ups, talks and workshops, accessible for visitors at all levels.


Prototypes for Humanity is the most diverse assembly of innovations that have the power to change the world. Its programmes and activities raise awareness of global problems, celebrate solutions, and catalyze action for positive social and environmental impact, today and in the future.


Art Week is the UAE’s biggest cultural week highlighting art, design and events across the city. This event happens in parallel to the Art Dubai Fair every year.