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World Art Dubai will return this March, embracing the latest trends in the art world

Where the world’s art comes together: WAD will bring together hundreds of local and international artists to exhibit their work at Dubai World Trade Centre

Tickets are now on sale for the show’s ninth edition, which promises to be its biggest-yet fusion of art, education and entertainment to date

The region's largest contemporary retail art fair, World Art Dubai (WAD), is set for its biggest art-filled event to date when it returns for its ninth edition at Dubai World Trade Centre from Thursday 9 to Sunday 12 March 2023. Tickets are now on sale and available from

The region's largest contemporary retail art fair, World Art Dubai (WAD), is set for its biggest art-filled event to date when it returns for its ninth edition at Dubai World Trade Centre from Thursday 9 to Sunday 12 March 2023. Tickets are now on sale and available from

For this year’s edition, WAD is delighted to announce that in line with Dubai Culture and Arts Authority’s Public Art Strategy that seeks to transform Dubai into an open, accessible and global art gallery, Urban Art DXB returns for 2023 with live music, fashion creations and dance performances led by talented creative, Ahmad Al Rashid. The exhibit will feature a dedicated area with live street art activations that will include live street art, freestyle dances, urban fashion and more.

Making its debut for this year’s edition, WAD will launch its Matchmaking Programme, which is designed to connect rising artists with established galleries. With the UAE becoming a strong art market, there is increased demand from collectors, giving local artists the opportunity to have their work seen not just locally but internationally. The programme aims to support new talent by shining a light on their skills and creating a forum where they can meet the major players of the UAE art scene.

In addition, WAD will also embrace the continuous upward trend of NFTs showcasing the latest in digital art. As the UAE becomes home to one of the strongest and biggest NFT communities in the world, there has been a surge of buying, selling and creating NFTs over the past 12 months, NFT exhibitors at WAD will have their chance to showcase their work to thousands of visitors.

Asma Al Sharif, Assistant Vice President at Exhibitions, Dubai World Trade Centre, said:Not only are we delighted to return for our ninth year with over 300 exhibitors, but we are also passionate about keeping up with the latest trends across the industry, showcasing the latest insights and experiences for our visitors. We are thrilled to partner with the Embassy of South Korea to celebrate the rich culture of South Korea and offer a gateway to the country’s rich culture and traditions throughout the exhibition, in addition to WAD’s Urban Art experience, Matchmaking Programme and supporting the continuous demand for NFTs.”

Renowned for uniting more than 300 local and international exhibitors from more than 60 countries, the four-day art fair will showcase diverse, accessible and original art all under one roof, from emerging artists to established talent. As well as being able to browse more than 4,000 artworks, art lovers and creatives of all ages will have the chance to immerse themselves in a non-stop schedule of experiential art activations and engaging live art performances, as well as curated art talks and workshops, making WAD 2023 a truly unmissable highlight in the Dubai arts season calendar.

Tickets are now on sale for the ninth edition of WAD. For more information and to buy tickets please visit

About World Art Dubai

A headline event of the Official Dubai Art Season, World Art Dubai (WAD) returns for its ninth edition bringing all forms of art from all over the world for art lovers searching for diverse, accessible and original art from private collectors and connoisseurs, to corporate and first-time buyers in search of diverse, and original art for their homes, businesses, or clients.

Featuring +4,000 pieces from around the globe, WAD unites +300 galleries and artists from +50 countries around the world, each with their own unique take on art, WAD hosts thousands of artwork pieces from renowned galleries and solo artists from around the world under one roof, from 9-12 March 2023 at Dubai World Trade Centre.

Where the world’s art comes together, WAD offers visitors a chance to explore an exciting and accessible world of art through paintings, prints, sculptures, and street and digital art, from emerging artists, pop-art icons and fashion art disrupters, to experimental expressionists and fine art and photography practitioners.

The four-day event features activities for every level of art enthusiast, inclusive of practical workshops, talks, art consultancy, live performances, and, new for 2023, a matchmaking programme between artists and galleries.

For the full schedule, please visit

For more information, please visit

About Dubai World Trade Centre: With a vision to make Dubai the world’s leading destination for all major exhibitions, conferences and events, DWTC has evolved from being the regional forerunner of the fast-growing MICE industry into a multi-dimensional business catalyst, focusing on Venues, Events and Real Estate Management. Complementary to the primary service offerings are a range of value-added services from media/advertising, engineering and technical consultation and wedding planning, security services and an award-winning hospitality portfolio.


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