Our
Initiatives

Setting the stage for the various
expressions of arts

Soul of Dubai

Launched in 2012, Soul of Dubai aims at showcasing the dynamic growth of the city as well as its cultural diversity and heritage, as seen through the eyes of its artistic community ...

Art Dubai

Art Dubai is one of the most influential contemporary art fairs in the Middle East featuring 75 exciting galleries representing 30 countries around the world and presenting works by 30,000 artists ...

Artists-in-Residence (A.i.R)

A substantial platform to encourage intercultural dialogue between Emirati and international artists, the Artists-in-Residency programme allows visiting artists ...

ArtBus

The ArtBus, organized by ArtintheCity and thejamjar, in partnership with the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, serves as a convenient guide for visitors to various art fairs ...

Beautification of Dubai

Dubai Culture & Arts Authority in collaboration with the Roads & Transport Authority will work on beautifying Dubai through implementing art in tunnels, bridges and roads.

Design Days Dubai

Held under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, and the Strategic Partnership of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority ...

Dubai International Film Festival

Spearheading the resurgence of cinema in the region, the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) has been an influential platform for Arab filmmakers and talent ...

Dubai Art Season

The season aims to highlight the Emirate's growing creative landscape internationally. Kicking off on the first day of Art Week, which features SIKKA Art Fair ...

Dubai Festival for Youth Theatre

The Dubai Festival for Youth Theatre (DFYT), continues to be the definitive platform for aspiring theatric talent. From budding directors, playwrights and actors ...

Dubai Next

The second edition of 'Dubai Next,' held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Majid Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Culture ...

Dubai Outdoor Art Project

The UAE's shuttle to the arts, the ArtBus, provides guided tours of the city's prominent galleries, studios, art centres, alternative art spaces and art fairs.

Sikka Art Fair

SIKKA is the first annual initiative of its kind established to support and showcase Emirati and UAE-based artists. Featuring an entirely commissioned body of work ...

Art Services

Nurturing talent-we have a unique blend of talent that allows us to offer such a diverse range of services ...

Downtown Design

Downtown Design is an international design trade fair of select quality brands exhibiting products, trends and concepts never-before seen in the region ...

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DUBAI COMICON 2014

Visiting Hours during Ramadan:

Saturday - Thursday: 09:00 am - 17:00 pm

Friday: 14:00 - 17:00 pm


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SIKKA ART FAIR 2014

Visiting Hours during Ramadan:

Saturday - Thursday: 09:00 am - 17:00 pm

Friday: 14:00 - 17:00 pm

Dubai Culture in Numbers

94%

Customer Satisfaction

734

Events in Culture, Art & Heritage

1149

Emirati Artist and Talent

22

Cultural & Heritage Sites

50th

Anniversary for Al Ras Public Library

1,022,634

Visitors for Dubai Museum

830,539

Visitors of the Heritage Sites

8

Public Libraries

I am not strange.
I am just not normal.
Salvador Dali

Dubai Culture
Story

Vision
To be a platform of diverse cultural exchange and innovation, regionally and globally.


Mission
"To enrich the cultural scene by maintaining a sustainable cultural ecosystem while preserving the Emirati Heritage and nurturing talents to enhance cultural diversity and social cohesion"

Leaders and visionaries that are leading the cultural renaissance in the city.

Promoting the arts on a canvas of infinite proportions.

Home to many of the world's biggest achievements, Dubai has gained a reputation as a multicultural hotbed of creativity and innovation ...

strategic framework for the Arts & Culture sector.

OUR JOURNEY
Past, Present & Future

Art enters your life in many forms. A poem, a film, a painting, a book. Whenever it finds you, breathe it in and live.


"Our national identity is integrally linked to the
Arabic language,which serves as an effective medium to
express our values, culture and heritage"
HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid

Live Our
Heritage

Like every city, Dubai's character is shaped by its culture.

A true artist
is not one who is inspired,
but one who inspires others.
Salvador Dali

Dubai
Public Library

Turn the pages to your next adventure

CREATIVITY IS INTELLIGENCE HAVING FUN
Albert Einstein

Media

"NATURE IS NOT ONLY ALL THAT IS VISIBLE TO THE EYE
IT ALSO INCLUDES THE INNER PICTURES OF THE SOUL"

Edvard Munch

Connect

Get in touch
let's have a chat

  • DIFC, The Gate Village 1, Level 4
    Dubai Festival Tower, 26th Floor
    P.O. Box 115222, Dubai, UAE
  • Sun-Thu: 8:00am-3:00pm
    Friday: Closed
    Saturday: Closed

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