There’s no better time to be an art lover in the UAE. Dubai is exploding with cultural activities this month – so many, in fact, that it can be overwhelming to keep track of all the terminology. Thankfully, Savoir Flair has you covered. Read on for a breakdown of the key terms you need to know to survive Art Week 2016.
SIKKA Art Fair (noun; event)
A visual-arts program featuring emerging Emirati and UAE-based artists that takes place in the Al Fahidi Historical District, Bur Dubai, from March 13th to 24th. Entry is free. For more information, click here.
Design Days Dubai (noun; event)
The Middle East and South Asia’s only dedicated fair for purchasable, contemporary design. Large-scale installations and sculptural works will be on display at The Venue, Downtown Dubai, from March 14th to 18th. Entry is AED 50. For more information, click here.
Art Dubai 2016 (noun; event)
The leading international art fair in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia, which takes place from March 16th to 19th. Read more about the latest addition to the fair, here, and discover the full list of exhibitors, here.
RCA Secret Dubai (noun; exhibition)
A public sale of up to 1,000 artworks created by some of the world’s leading artists and designers, along with rising students and alumni of the UK’s Royal College of Art. RCA Secret Dubai takes place from March 14th to 19th in Alserkal Avenue and March 17th to 19th at Art Dubai.
Art Week in Alserkal Avenue (noun; event)
The 2016 Art Week, which runs in Dubai’s Alserkal Avenue from March 14th to 19th, consists of gallery openings, commissions, projects, and public programming. This year, Art Week will also mark the opening of Custot Gallery, The Jean-Paul Najar Foundation, and eL Seed Studio. For the full program, click here.