Upcoming Art Events in Dubai 2020

Winter and Spring time in Dubai is a season of active art life, significant art events, art fairs and exhibitions. There is a list of upcoming art events for January, February, March and April in Dubai 2020.

January 2020

Dubai Art Meetup & Showcase

Date & time: January 7 @ 7:00 pm  9:30 pm
Admission: Free

Artists, art lovers and collectors!!!

We’re pleased to announce the Third Dubai Art Meetup, celebrating the arrival of 2020 on January 7th at 19:00.

The venue on this occasion will be the Aisha Alabbar Art Gallery – Warehouse 101, Al Quoz 2 near Alkhail Gate – Dubai.

“Thank you to all of you who attended our last event, it was great! We had some passionate talks about various bits of art, plenty of art to see, and we finished it off with a soundtrack created by one of our members.” – Sherief Elsayed

Look forward to seeing you all in January.

Best wishes, Sherief Elsayed


Date: January 9th – 20th February

Official opening of Vernissage on 6th of February

Time: Sat-Thu from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

Venue: Noor Art Gallery, Noor Bank Sheikh Zayed Road branch, near Crowne Plaza Dubai

Price: Free to attend

Noor Bank, one of the UAE’s leading Shari’ah-compliant banks, is featuring the works of Ukrainian artist Vera DG at the Noor Art Gallery, located at the bank’s branch on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai.

Running between the 9th of January till 20th of February, the exhibition comprises a selection of the artist’s signature portfolio – the Calligraphic artworks in the style of Modern Calligraffiti. The artist primarily works with acrylic paints, gold on canvas.

In her works, the artist combines Arabic and European calligraphy in very unusual compositions.


VENUE: Alserkal Avenue

Date: January 24th – 25th

Time: 10 am – 10 pm

WEBSITE: Alserkal Avenue

Mark your calendars! The region’s biggest arts and culture festival returns. Save the date for 24 & 25 January 2020. #findyouralquoz #quozartsfest2020

Quoz Arts Fest, the region’s biggest arts and culture festival organized by Alserkal. Exploring the theme ‘In Search Of…’, this edition of Quoz Arts Fest will be the largest to date, with art exhibitions, live music, performances, food trucks, outdoor installations, film screenings, and more, including a free concert by Jordanian-Palestinian band 47Soul, and the exhibition New National Dish: UAE, in collaboration with London’s Victoria & Albert Museum.

Stay tuned for updates, including a headlining music act, performances, art commissions, activations and more.

Free and open to all.

March 2020

Art Connects Women 2020 #EachForEqual

Date: March 5th – March 8th

Venue: ZEEARTs Tower 1, Downtown, Dubai

Price: Free to attend


ZeeArts, the global art organization based in Dubai, UAE, is pleased to once again announce the return of “Art Connects Women”, the international art exhibition that brings together the worlds of the aesthetic enhancement and women’s empowerment.

With the theme of “Each for Equal”, it is ZeeArts’ firm belief that women can actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, improve conditions, broaden perceptions and celebrate their social, economic, cultural and political achievements, across the world. In light of this initiative, we consider that each woman can, individually and collectively, help create a gender-equal world and make a positive difference for women everywhere.

SIKKA Art Fair

WHEN: 19 to 29 March 2020

Venue: Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, Bur Dubai

Price: Free to attend

Named after the atmospheric sikkas (alleyways) at Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood where it is based, SIKKA Art Fair is a make-your-own art adventure where you wander through the barjeel (wind-catcher) houses of Old Dubai, which are turned into mini art galleries and installations for the course of the festival. Each house hosts the work of emerging artistic talent from the region.

Expect the unexpected through every doorway. You might encounter live painting, giant puppets, Arabic ‘Calligraphiti’, 3D portraits or groundbreaking works of audio, video and performing arts. When you need a break, grab a seat in the main square and enjoy a rich diversity of entertainment, from Afro-Tarab and classical music concerts to spoken word poetry and thought-provoking film. An event that welcomes all, SIKKA is an integral part of Dubai’s Art Season, and best of all – free.


WHEN: 25 to 28 March 2020

Venue: Madinat Jumeirah Conference & Events Centre, Al Sufouh Road, Umm Suqeim, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Website: Art DUBAI

As one of the world’s most international art fairs, Art Dubai has further expanded its commitment to cultivating a culture of discovery, offering exciting new global perspectives and broadening conversations about art beyond traditional Western-led geographical scopes and narratives. Featuring four gallery sections (Contemporary, Modern, Bawwaba and Residents), the fair drives meaningful engagement with the rich cultural heritage and contemporary art practices of the region and extending to territories across Southeast Asia, the African continent, Latin America and Australasia.


World Art Dubai 2020

WHEN: 8 to 11 April 2020


Admission Fees:

  • Admission Ticket Onsite: AED 25 (valid for one day)
  • Online Tickets Pre Show: AED 20 (valid for one day)
  • Kids between 10 – 18 admission: AED 10 (valid for one day)
  • Kids under 10 years enter for free

WEBSITE: World Art Dubai

Bringing Affordable Art to The Middle East

A headline event of the Official Dubai Art Season, World Art Dubai returns for its sixth edition bringing affordable contemporary art from all over the world to the increasing art demand of the Middle East.

At World Art Dubai, we know that good art only becomes great when it creates a unique and personal connection between the artist and its audience. Immerse yourself in a truly accessible art festival that celebrates art in all its forms. World Art Dubai believes in making art accessible for collectors and enthusiasts searching for diverse, affordable and original art under one roof.