Check out Art Dubai, SIKKA Art Fair, World Art Dubai, and Design Days
Time Out Dubai staff
Art Dubai Marker is Art Dubai’s curated programme, located within the fair’s gallery halls and each year focuses on a particular theme. This year’s theme is Latin America and the historical and contemporary connections between this region and the Arab world. It is set to draw in curators, collectors and critics from Europe, Africa, South Asia and the Middle East interested in connecting with up-and-coming and established artists from across Latin America. From Dhs50 per day; Dhs80 three-day pass. Madinat Jumeirah, www.artdubai.ae.
SIKKA Art Fair The fair will feature a visual arts programme of new work from emerging Emirati and UAE-based artists. The fair will expand to encompass film, music and performing arts. Special events will include outdoor film screenings, live music, cultural walks, artist-led talks, and educational activities. Free. Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, www.dubaiculture.ae.
Design Days Dubai Design Days Dubai will return for its fourth edition, with a number of firsts overtaking past records. This installment will see an international line-up of 44 renowned exhibitors from 20 countries presenting purchasable and highly-desirable works of modern and contemporary design to the Middle East and South Asia’s only collectible design fair. The fair will be home to large-scale installations and sculptural works as well as a public programme of talks and workshops by industry leaders. Dhs50 for a one day pass. The Venue, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, www.designdaysdubai.ae.
World Art Dubai World Art Dubai is a new, accessible art fair created to bring together regional and global artists and galleries with Dubai’s international community. The inaugural event will house an affordable collection of several hundred modern, contemporary and fine artworks comprising paintings and prints, photography, sculpture, installations, performances, mixed media, new media and street art – presented by international and local artists and galleries from across four continents. Highlights include a pop-up cinema, free art workshops and photography master classes, street nights and graffiti street art. Free. Register online to attend. Dubai World Trade Centre, www.worldartdubai.com.