It is launched by "Dubai Culture" to enhance the emirate's global position and its exceptional experiences

"Artistic Season"... Dubai is a global oasis for arts and creativity

  • The new season version of the event raises the slogan “Walking around the world of art and creativity.”

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Dubai Culture has announced the Dubai Art Season 2023, which will bring with it an agenda rich in artistic and musical activities that highlight Dubai's international status and exceptional cultural experiences.

The new season version of the event, which is being held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of the Culture and Arts Authority in Dubai, member of the Dubai Council, raises the slogan "Walking around the world of art and creativity", and includes a variety of initiatives that will transform Dubai into an oasis. From the comprehensive arts throughout the months of February and March 2023. The “Dubai Art Season” kicks off in conjunction with the “Emirates Airline Festival of Literature”, and continues with the “Sikka Art and Design Festival” and the “Art Dubai” exhibition, in addition to the “Dubai Opera” performances, and “evenings” Art Nights” and many entertainment activities.

Dr. Saeed Mubarak bin Kharbash, Executive Director of the Arts and Literature Sector in Dubai Culture, pointed out that the "Dubai Art Season" has become a platform that brings together under its umbrella the various creative events taking place in Dubai, saying:«Dubai Culture continues to present the Dubai Art Season, which in essence expresses the spirit of the Emirate of Dubai, and its ability to attract artists and creators from all over the world, thanks to its capabilities that have made it a fertile ground for talents, an incubator for artistic and cultural projects, workshops, discussion sessions and innovative exhibitions. performance arts, music, etc. », pointing out that the season opens horizons for writers, artists and intellectuals to express their creativity in various fields, which is in harmony with the commitments of «Dubai Culture» to create a sustainable and supportive artistic environment for entrepreneurs and owners of ideas, embodying the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to consolidate Dubai's position as a global center for culture, an incubator for creativity, and a meeting place for talent.

different programs

Bin Kharbash stressed that the current edition of the season overlooks various programmes, which contribute to strengthening Dubai's position as an attractive destination for people of thought, culture and the arts. It is in line with the Dubai Economic Agenda (D33), which aims to make the emirate among the three best economic cities in the world.

Forecasting the future

The "Dubai Art Season" will start its activities with the "Emirates Airline Festival of Literature", which will be held in partnership with "Dubai Culture" from the first to the sixth of February. Hala Badri, to talk about the UAE's experience in shaping and shaping the future. A group of sessions will be organized within the framework of the "Emirati" axis sponsored by Dubai Culture, with the participation of a group of prominent Emirati writers and creators.

Taste of Dubai

The "Taste of Dubai Festival" returns to its audience with experiences full of diverse culinary arts, presented by the best chefs and restaurants in Dubai and the region. The festival, which will be held from the third to the fifth of February in the Dubai Media City amphitheater, will offer a variety of interactive lessons and live entertainment shows. Under the supervision of a group of well-known chefs.

Visual arts

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the UAE and Japan, Dubai Culture, in cooperation with the Consulate of Japan in Dubai, is organizing the "Dubai in 1962" photo exhibition, which includes unique photographs of the emirate, taken by Japanese photographer Yoshio Kawashima from the newspaper "Sankei Shimbun". During his visit to Dubai and the Middle East in 1962, the exhibition, which is being hosted by the “Al-Safa Library for Art and Design” until March 17, documents the heritage and history of Dubai, and the daily life that prevailed in it at the time.

Whereas, “AYA”, which is located in “Wafi City”, and is the first generation of the entertainment trip that offers interactive virtual art experiences, is one of the most prominent components of the “Dubai Art Season”, as “AYA” takes its visitors on a creative journey that provides them with new interactive experiences, through what It offers qualitative experiences provided by 12 different regions, each of which is characterized by its own character and arts that rely on the latest technology.

During the season's edition, the audience will have a date with the 11th session of the "Sikkah Art and Design Festival" organized by "Dubai Culture" in the "Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood" from February 24 to March 5, 2023. The exhibition represents a celebration of the visual arts, by presenting a bouquet of Artistic creations with the participation of a group of local and regional talents.

Creative events

Over the coming months of February and March, Al Quoz and Al Serkal Avenue will host a series of creative cultural events, including many art exhibitions, talks and various experiences, including the Tree School initiative, which provides the public with the opportunity to learn and discover The experiences of others, as well as “art tours” designed to provide alternative ways to interact with the worlds of art and engage in it, and to take time to absorb the works of artists with deep awareness.

The "Nights of Art in the Dubai International Financial Center" is one of the most important annual events hosted by "Gate Avenue". The evenings annually attract more than 4,000 people, in addition to artists, collectors and fashion lovers. The event aims to support the Dubai art scene and highlight the works that Bear the imprints of creative talents.

Diverse experiences

The season’s program also includes the 16th edition of the “Art Dubai” exhibition, which will be hosted by Madinat Jumeirah from the first to the fifth of March 2023. And artists, in which they discuss topics related to the fields of art, and the exhibition will witness the holding of the “Etihad Museum” session organized by “Dubai Culture”, in which a number of artists and creators gather, with the aim of presenting new ideas inspired by handicrafts, reflecting their view of the future of these crafts.

During the season, the "World Art Dubai" exhibition, which will be held from the ninth to the 12th of next March at the "Dubai World Trade Center", will allow art lovers and collectors the opportunity to view more than 4,000 works, presented by 300 international galleries and artists under one roof, representing a variety of genres. A variety of plastic arts, Arabic calligraphy and "graffiti" paintings, among others, and "World Art Dubai" is the largest retail art fair in the region, at reasonable prices.

Throughout the year

Dubai Opera is preparing throughout the current year to present a series of musical and theatrical performances, which highlight the creativity of regional and international talents in the fields of performing arts and music, while the list of the Digital Arts Center “Infinity de Lumiere” in the “Dubai Mall” is full of digital art exhibitions that it presents on Throughout the year in an innovative technological style.

Celebration of entertainment

The M2L market, which is located on Gate Avenue - Dubai International Financial Center, celebrates entertainment, art and food. The market, which will continue until March 19, 2023, provides its visitors with the opportunity to live different experiences and taste new flavors from around the world.

"Sekka Art and Design" celebrates creations, and "Photos from Dubai 1962" documents the emirate's history.

"Art Dubai" hosts the "Etihad Museum" session, and "Dubai Opera" presents a series of musical performances.


Artwork at the World Art Dubai exhibition.

Saeed bin Kharbash:

"The season reinforces Dubai's leadership in the field of cultural and creative industries."

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