World Art Dubai 2024: Events, Dates, Tickets & More

World Art Dubai 2024: Events, Dates, Tickets & More

Dubai's art scene is an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary styles, pulsating with an energy as vibrant as the cityscape itself. If you're a lover of art, you'll definitely want to explore the diverse and dynamic art scene in Dubai. From the charming, historical Fahidi neighborhood, where you can admire stunning traditional Arabian art, to the sleek and modern galleries in the Downtown area, you'll find something to suit your tastes.

The art scene in Dubai is constantly evolving, showcasing a wide range of styles, mediums, and perspectives. At every turn, you'll be sure to discover something new and exciting. And if you're looking for the ultimate celebration of the city's art scene, look no further than World Art Dubai 2024, a big event that promises to showcase the very best of the region's art and culture.

About World Art Dubai

World Art Dubai is the region's largest art showcase, bringing in over 4,000 artworks from artists all over the world. The entire aim of this exhibition is to make art accessible to everyone, from artists to buyers. In fact, you can buy artwork for as little as 300 AED, so you can find the perfect piece to add a bit of handmade culture to your home, even if you're not a seasoned collector.

There's more than just browsing, too. Live art performances, workshops, and inspiring talks will keep you engaged and entertained all throughout the four-day event.

This year marks the 10th edition of the fair, making it extra special. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of art and support talented artists from around the globe. Whether you're a seasoned collector or just starting your art collection, World Art Dubai has something for everyone to enjoy.

Here's everything you need to know!


This iconic exhibition takes place every year at the Dubai World Trade Center in Zaabeel Halls 1, 2, and 3

Dates & Timings

This prestigious fair won't be here for long, so check it out while you have the chance! World Art Dubai 2024 will be held from May 2nd to May 5th, from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm, so don't miss out on the unique opportunity to explore artwork from all around the globe!

**Note: Due to the current weather conditions, the timings for the exhibition have been moved to 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm


Since the main goal is accessibility, the tickets to enter the exhibition are of course affordable!

Age Price for One Day Pass
Child (12 to 18 years) 15 AED
Adult 30 AED
Family - Group of 3 65 AED
Family - Group of 4 75 AED

What to Do

Urban Art DXB

The Urban Art DXB section is back for its 10th edition, bringing with it a range of vibrant visual showcases and activities. For the first time, the section is being led by Graffiti Dubai, which has been showcasing street art in the UAE since 2014. This year, a number of international artists such as Bakeroner and Hombre are teaming up with local artists to create stunning street art pieces.

The area now offers a wider range of activities, including dance performances, live music from DJs, fashion graffiti, skateboard customization, and more – all going beyond its graffiti roots. In addition, there is an expanded dedicated area featuring live street art activation with graffiti, freestyle dances, vogue ballroom battles, music, and more!

Panel Discussions

If you're an aspiring artist looking for advice, or just a curious soul looking to learn more about the art industry, then you must attend the panel discussions and talks! These sessions are led by experienced professionals who can provide valuable insights and guidance on navigating the art world. This is a great opportunity to gain knowledge and network with like-minded individuals, so don't miss out!

Here's the full schedule for the upcoming panel discussions and talks at World Art Dubai 2024!

Day 1: May 2nd Day 2: May 3rd Day 3: May 4th Day 4: May 5th
How Design Can Integrate Art Panel Talk - 2:10 pm Transformative Impact of AI, AR, and VR on Artists & Their Creative Process Panel Talk - 2:10 pm The Sound of Science - Art & Science Collaborations (Sam Nester) - 2:10 pm How to Determine Traceability in Art and Fashion from a Consumer Perspective Panel Talk - 2:10 pm
Art With a Purpose (Thierry Chehab) - 5:10 pm Exploring Fine Craft and the Development of a Collection Panel Talk - 5:10 pm The Business of Investing in Art for Brands Panel Talk - 4:30 pm Role of Art in a Multicultural Society (Aleksandra Brankovic) - 4:30 pm
Corporate Job During the Day, Artist at Night (Carolina Hollidge) - 6:30 pm Graffiti Art in Dubai - 6:30 pm

*Current weather conditions may affect these timings.

Live Performances

Ever wondered how Da Vinci painted the Mona Lisa? Or wondered about Van Gogh's process for The Starry Night? Well at World Art Dubai, you can witness artists creating their own masterpieces live!

Experience the magic of art coming to life before your eyes as talented artists showcase their skills and techniques. Immerse yourself in the creative process and gain a deeper appreciation for the artistry behind each masterpiece.

Here's the full schedule for the live performances you can watch at WAD:

Day 1: May 2nd Day 2: May 3rd Day 3: May 4th Day 4: May 5th
Charge Your Wakuwaku - 2:50 pm Charge Your Wakuwaku - 2:50 pm Secret Wishes: Dance & Music - 2:10 pm Blind Folded Painting - 2:50 pm
Ballerina Live Painting - 4:00 pm Ballerina Live Painting - 4:00 pm Dynamic Chaos - 4:00 pm Who I Am - 4:00 pm
Baton Twirling and Calligraphy - 4:30 pm The Art of Finding Opportunities - 4:00 pm We Made You - 4:30 pm We Made You - 4:30 pm
Jungle by Duvan -4:30 pm Japanese Mythology Dance - 4:30 pm World of Violin Music - 5:00 pm Speed Spray Your Heart Out - 5:00 pm
We Made You - 6:30 pm Live Portrait of A Pet - 4:30 Japanese Calligraphy - Power of Words - 5:10 pm Circle of Life: Painting & Dance Fusion - 5:10 pm
Painting Performance with Sugar - 7:00 pm Abstraction in Nature - 5:00 pm Ballerina Live Painting - 6:00 pm Acoustic Bandura - 6:30 pm
Performing Community Art -7:00 pm Jungle by Duvan - 5:30 pm Speed Spray Your Heart Out - 6:30 pm WAD Awards - 6:30 pm
Born of Scrawl - 7:30 pm Starry Night Live Painting - 5:30 pm The Power of Light - 7:00 pm Shifting Away Performance - 7:00 pm
Artistic Calligraphy - 7:45 pm Japanese PopArt Paint - 7:00 pm Weaving into the Soul - 7:00 pm Japanese Cherry Blossom - 7:30 pm
Acoustic Bandura - 7:30 pm Then to Now: Journey of World Art Dubai - 7:30 pm Ballerina Live Painting - 7:45 pm
Freedom Bird Painting - 7:45 pm Chaos as a Source of Possibilities - 7:45 pm Speed Spray Your Heart Out - 8:00 pm
Japanese Cherry Blossom - 8:00 pm Jungle by Duvan- 8:00 pm

*Current weather conditions may affect these timings.

The Art Walk

Get ready to witness an exciting event at WAD called the Artwalk! It's quite similar to a fashion show on a catwalk, but instead of models, talented artists will showcase their magnificent works of art on the stage. You're in for a treat as you witness some of the most creative and innovative pieces of art that will leave you in awe. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to see the artists' creations up close and personal.

WAD Studio & Workshops

Want to try your hand out at some unique arts and crafts? Now is your chance! At World Art Dubai, you can find dozens of unique workshops where you can learn new techniques and create your own masterpieces.

Here's the full schedule for all the classes and workshops you can try out!

Day 1: May 2nd Day 2: May 3rd Day 3: May 4th Day 4: May 5th
Sheila Hicks Textile Design - 1:10 to 2:05 pm Collaborative Self Portrait by Mawaheb - 1:10 to 2:05 pm Sugar Hearts Workshops - 1:10 to 2:05 pm Fluid Paint Expression - 1:10 to 2:05 pm
The Art of Sketchbook - 2:15 to 3:00 pm Acrylic Sheet Painting - 2:15 to 3:00 pm Ink Your Print - 2:15 to 3:00 pm Coaster Glass Fusing - 3:10 to 4:10 pm
Expressionism with Ceramics - 3:10 to 4:10 pm Creating Imaginary Worlds - 3:10 to 4:10 pm Coaster Glass Fusing - 3:10 to 4:10 pm Tape and Paint - 4:20 to 5:20 pm
Soy Candle Making - 4:20 to 5:20 pm Mixed Media Collage - 4:20 to 5:20 pm Exploring Line Art - 4:20 to 5:20 pm Art of Tufting - 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Art of Tufting - 5:30 to 7:30 pm Art of Tufting - 5:30 to 7:30 pm Art of Tufting - 5:30 to 7:30 pm Green Game for All: How Design Can Help the Planet - 7:40 to 8:40 pm
Rendering Gemstones - 7:40 to 8:40 pm The Art of Earth - 7:40 to 8:40 pm Soy Candle Making - 7:40 to 8:40 pm

*Current weather conditions may affect these timings.

Future Artists

"WAD Future Artist" is a competition that takes place every year at World Art Dubai. In the current edition, students are exhibiting their collaborative art pieces based on the theme "Expressions of Emotions." The competition aims to encourage students to explore their emotions and create art that conveys different feelings. The visitors can visit the show and witness the students' expression of values such as equality and freedom of expression through their collaborative visual art.

Art Advisory

WAD offers a chance to connect with two experts, Astrid Lesuisse and Filip Interiors, who provide creative insights on how art can elevate your living space. Through a complimentary one-on-one consultation and an interactive Virtual Reality experience, you can immerse yourself in curated spaces where art is an integral part of the narrative. The experts will show you how art can add depth, meaning, and visual interest to a space, making it more interesting and livable.

Showcasing Your Art

Calling all upcoming artists! This is your chance to show the world your art. If you've been waiting for a place to showcase your talent and connect with art enthusiasts from around the globe, World Art Dubai 2024 is the perfect platform for you.

All you need to do is visit the WAD website and sign up. To start off, you need to enter your basic information like your name and country of residence. Then add the details about your art, including your company website and what type of art you want to exhibit, and you're done!

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