As Dubai continues to be an ever-growing regional and global art centre, World Art Dubai is all set to make a comeback next week.

The highly-anticipated art festival will present pieces that circulate around the theme ‘Unplug Yourself’ to encourage independent thinking. The focus takes inspiration from #Art4GlobalGoals campaign which promotes connection and transformation.

Trixie LohMirmand, Executive Vice President of Dubai World Trade Centre said, “The theme will be evident throughout the show, and we’re excited for visitors to experience our elevated but accessible fair, which continues our legacy of supporting the region’s brightest emerging artists as a key date in the MENA cultural calendar.”

Ensuring you’re up-to-date with what’s set to come, Emirates Woman has curated a guide of everything you need to know about this year’s World Art Dubai.

What to expect

This diverse art exhibition will present over 300 artists from more than 50 countries with over 4,000 pieces to be displayed during the show.

Under one roof, guests can witness an array of disciplines varying from music, art, dance, sustainability, digital art, photography, graffiti, sculptures and more.

World Art Dubai


International artists will fly in especially for the exhibition, while also giving upcoming regional artists a chance to present their creativity. There will be a plethora of designers presenting their pieces such as Ahsen Küçükçalık, a Turkish artist displaying her personal transformation-themed ‘ALCHEMY’ collection.

Other local artists include Hend Rashid, displaying her ‘Ocean Secrets’ collection and Atiqa Kayed who will shed light on UAE’s culture to name a few.

Installations and must-see exhibitions

One of the key installations at the event includes the incredible UNESCO’s Global Gate by Leon Löwentraut, which is a replica of the largest mobile artwork in the world.

Other iconic pieces include work from Banksy which will be displayed by the French gallery, Champop Galleries, including The Grannies and Jake and Jill. The highly anticipated Kimono fashion show and workshops on calligraphy will be conducted at the Japan pavilion, with 68 artists showcasing their work.

By bringing something new to the table, Robot art will be created by Russian data scientists Anna Mischenko and Nikolay Gavrillin, which will create new pieces interpreted from visitors’ personal images.

As NFTs continue to be one of the main topics of conversation, World Art Dubai will have an entire section dedicated to digital art, with talks hosted by MENAtech, the largest Arabic Tech website in the Middle East.

Additionally, Crypto Sheikhs, the gripping podcast will educate visitors on the concept of blockchain technology and how NFT purchases can be made for the first time.

Without being limited to art pieces, Urban Art DXB will include performances and competitions from dancers who will demonstrate their skills in a freestyling solo and group dance-off.

World Art Dubai exhibition


It’s set to take place from Wednesday, March 16 to Saturday, March 19, 2022.


Timings are daily from 1pm to 9pm daily, except Saturday which will be until 8pm.


World Art Dubai will be held at the Dubai World Trade Centre in halls 1 to 3.


The tickets cost Dhs20 adults and Dhs10 for children with family packages also available. Online tickets can be availed at 20 percent off, when purchased in advance.

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