Guide to the Dubai Art Season 2016
Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum extends her patronage to third edition of Dubai Art Season
The Dubai Art Season, a city-wide showcase of culture and arts aimed at promoting the city as an international hub for art, will take place from March 14 to April 15.
\nThe event is held under the patronage of Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority and daughter of the Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed.
\nShe said the season drives a “global dialogue in the art scene by welcoming international artists to Dubai and highlighting the rich creative scene of Dubai through the works of our emerging and established talents,” adding that the event is a crucial element in supporting the Dubai Plan 2021 to establish Dubai as a ‘City of Happy, Creative, and Empowered People.’
\nSo without further ado, here are the season’s top events to look out for:
Emirates Airline Festival of Literature: an annual literary festival in line with the UAE’s plan to make 2016 the ‘Year of Reading.’ It will host famous authors, literary debates, and reading workshops across several venues until March 12. Dubai Food Festival: an annual food festival comprising of food-related events taking place across the city until March 12. Middle East Film and Comic Con: A consumer event for fans of cult entertainment and popular culture. Dubai World Trade Center, April 7 – 9. SIKKA Art Fair: An art fair featuring the works of Emirati and UAE-based artists. It will take place at the Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood from March 13 – 24. Picasso & Miro Exhibition: A showcase of artworks from Pablo Picasso and Joan Miro taking place at the Burj Khalifa Annexe from March 7 to May 17. Art Dubai: Dubai’s leading art fair which features international artists’ works at Madinat Jumeirah from March 16 – 19. Design Days Dubai: A fair dedicated to collectible and limited edition design objects. It will take place in Downtown Dubai from March 14 – 18. DIFC Art Nights: A single-day event on March 15 that features art, design, music, and cuisine exhibitions including film screenings, live art performances, and artist talks. Alserkal Avenue Gallery Nights: a night of art, music, and live entertainment at AlSerkal Avenue Arts District on March 14. Dubai Canvas: A festival of 3D art from global artists, whose works will be displayed at The Beach, JBR until March 14.