Discover the city’s must-see art showcases and exhibitions if you want to indulge in some art and culture. Trust us; you don’t want to miss out.

Art Dubai

Duration: Until 5 March 2023

The most anticipated art event of the year, Art Dubai, has finally arrived. The exhibition highlights contemporary, digital, modern creations and more. Its 16th season returns to Madinat Jumeirah with over 100 exhibitors worldwide officially.

SIKKA Art & Design Festival

Duration: Until 5 March 2023

Founded in 2011, Sikka is the first annual initiative to focus on Emirati, UAE, and GCC-based artists’ work. With various artworks and creative exhibitions, Sikka’s 11th edition theme is “New creativity. Same path”, and as always, it will be held in Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood.

Al-Serkal Art Week

Duration: Until 5 March 2023

With 15+ contemporary art galleries on the Avenue, this spring’s edition will definitely captivate. During this week of intriguing discourse, meaningful connections, and thought-provoking art, visitors can enjoy Alserkal Lates, Majlis Talks, Slow Art Walks by curators, and open studios.

TABARI Artspace: Beneath Latent Skies

Duration: Until 20 April 2023

Beneath Latent Skies is the first exhibition in a series by Lebanese contemporary artist Chafa Ghaddar as she examines the historic fresco mural painting technique across multiple media. At the 16th Lyon Biennale in 2022, Ghaddar exhibited ‘Manifesto of Fragility’. 

Sharjah Biennial 15

Duration: Until 11 June 2023

Sharjah Biennial 15: Thinking Historically in the Present offers a variety of events and activities to suit people of all ages and abilities. Explore Sharjah’s history, diverse communities, and landscapes through exhibition tours, workshops, storytelling sessions, and more.

Rand Al-Hadethi is an art, culture, and fashion writer who approaches all her creative endeavours with a penchant for storytelling. She explores the intersection of fashion, culture, and society and sheds light on talent and cultural movements across the Middle East and the world. Rand also publishes a bi-monthly themed substack newsletter called WebWeaver™. To reach Rand, email her at or follow her on social media @rundoozz.