Art Dubai is the leading international art fair in the region, with 2018’s diverse line-up of participating galleries promising to be the annual fair’s largest and most diverse yet. Now in its twelfth year, Art Dubai presents a line-up of 104 galleries from the UAE and 46 other countries, with 28 first-time invitees including artists from Iceland, Ethiopia and Kazakhstan. The exhibit is organised into three strands: Contemporary Art, Modern Art, and the newly-launched Residents, a gallery concept highlighting solo artist residencies from stand-out galleries.
Art Dubai is also the home of the Abraaj Group Art Prize, with the winner receiving US$100,000 (AED367,000) to produce a specially commissioned artwork. There are also a host of commissioned projects, film and radio programmes, residencies, educational initiatives and the Global Art Forum, for discussions on recent trends in international art.