Dubai

Unseen Anish Kapoor works go on show at the Burj Al Arab, Dubai's sail-shaped 'six-star' luxury hotel

The hotel will host a pop-up exhibition space for six months to enhance the experience of its guests

Atlantis hotel in Dubai hosts major blockchain summit

Middle East's new blockchain hub will see art world leaders meet with angel investors with crypto regulations high on agenda

Expo Dubai finally opens after a year of delays—and its public art commissions are set to stay long after the exhibition

The new works will play a key role when the Expo site becomes a real estate mega plan called District 2020

Can you build a national collection without actually buying any art? The Dubai Collection says you can

The state-backed online "museum" plans a physical exhibition later this year at the Ethihad Museum

Dubai's long-awaited Expo 2020 announces artist line-up

Hamra Abbas, Olafur Eliasson, Yinka Shonibare and Haegue Yang are among the artists that will make works for the delayed giant world fair this autumn

Gettin' biddy wit it: Will Smith handprint painting to appear alongside works by Hockney and Picasso in Dubai auction

Charity sale is in aid of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum's "100 Million Meals" campaign

Art Dubai fair opens—in real life—with 'pay nothing up front' plan for galleries

Most of the 50 exhibitors participating are based in the Middle East but seven who are unable to travel in person have sent works for "remote participation" stands

Sacha Jafri reveals the backbreaking process of creating 'world's largest painting' that sold for $62m

The work sold to cryptocurrency entrepreneur Andre Abdoune and all proceeds will be donated to four charities fighting child poverty

Amid Covid-19 surge in UAE, Art Dubai fair moves dates and venue

Postponed fair will now host almost half as many galleries as heightened restrictions prevent international travel

What to do when the tourists leave town? How the UAE art scene has innovated during the pandemic

Although Art Dubai still plans to go ahead in March, the UK has just banned all flights to the emirates and international fairs are still out, so many UAE galleries are exploring new models

Company behind blockbuster immersive art experiences expands to New York former bank and Dubai shopping mall

French organisation Culturespaces plans fifth and sixth locations for shows of digitised paintings

UAEnews

World's biggest canvas painting—the size of two football fields—to be auctioned in Dubai for charity

The record-breaking work by the Dubai-based British artist Sacha Jafri will be sold to promote "global digital equality"

Dubai news

Expo 2020 Dubai—the Arab world's biggest ever event—now likely to open in 2021 due to coronavirus

Major visual arts programme still planned for multidisciplinary culture and science showcase in the United Arab Emirates

Saudi art organisation acquires vast collection of Middle Eastern art from Dubai's bankrupt Abraaj firm

Works from the Abraaj Group Art Prize will be managed by Art Jameel with some works going on show at the Dubai space Jameel Art Centre

Christie's cancels Dubai sale of Middle Eastern art

March auction will return to the Emirate in spring 2021, but is cancelled this year due to new strategy and constrained supply of works

No mega-buck deals, but Art Dubai dodges economic doldrums

City's economy may be flagging, but fair's diverse offering and clientele help sales stay afloat—up to a certain price

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Dubai's Alserkal Avenue launches arts foundation

The not-for-profit will commission works and offer residencies and educational programmes to promote artistic development in Dubai

Art fairspreview

From a change in sponsorship to new directorship, Art Dubai prepares to open after year of upheaval

Co-directors Pablo de Val and Chloe Vaitsou reshuffle the fair's layout and focus on art from the Global South with guest stars from Latin America

Dubai news

Jameel Arts Centre: Dubai gets first non-governmental contemporary art space

Four solo shows of female artists are part of efforts to “redress the gender balance” in the Middle East, says director

Abraaj Group liquidators to sell 200 works from art collection at Bonhams

Middle Eastern and South Asian works owned by embattled Dubai-based private equity firm carry much lower estimates than prices paid a decade ago

Confessions of a dealer: Conor Macklin

We talk to the Grosvenor Gallery director and Art Dubai exhibitor about FOMO and the joys of McDonald's Happy Meals

Artist eL Seed makes his mark on Dubai

A 30m stainless steel calligraphic work will be revealed in front of Dubai Opera

Race to write Modern art history in the Middle East

Market for 20th-century works from the region will benefit from new technologies and deeper scholarship

Sotheby’s unveils Old Master painting in the Middle East for first time

Will Jeff Koons’s handbags for Louis Vuitton help find a buyer for the Rubens portrait?

Art Dubai to show international artists' vision of the UAE

New residencies initiative aims to promote Gulf state's creative scene, while African galleries are on the rise at fair

Kuwaiti artists awarded inaugural Art Jameel commission for new Dubai culture complex

Alia Farid and Aseel AlYacoub will create a light-up botanical garden linking both wings of the Jameel Arts Centre

Sotheby’s to hold first sale in Dubai

Christie’s moves October auction to London as rival plans first sale in the UAE

Dubai archive

Ramin Salsali's new private museum opens in Dubai with tongue-in-cheek 'Show Off'

The space is based on a former warehouse and will exhibit works biannually from his own collection as well as from other private collections around the world

Collectorsarchive

Collector settles financial dispute with David Khalili

Farbod Dowlatshahi no longer advisor to Khalili trust

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Farjam Collection gallery opens at the Dubai International Financial Centre with Islamic art exhibition

Our first glimpse of plans for multiple museums laid out by the Iranian industrialist at Art Dubai '08

Farhad Farjam opens private museum in Dubai

The Iranian businessman has an extensive collection of Islamic and modern art

Iranian artists triumph at Christie's Dubai as contemporary market hits its stride

Christie's '08 auction report sees the mediocre pushed aside to make way for big names