#DubaiDestinations Takes Residents And Visitors On A Cultural Tour Of Must-Visit Creative Landmarks
DUBAI, UAE - The Dubai Art Season, which began on February 1st and will run until March 20th, 2023, is held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikha Latifa Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority and Member of Dubai Council. This season celebrates Dubai's global cultural stature and diverse artistic and musical offerings with a programme of events under the theme ''Take a Walk on the Art Side'', which will transform Dubai into a comprehensive arts oasis throughout February and March, WAM Agency reported.
The events include the Sikka Art Design Festival, Art Dubai, Dubai Opera performances, DIFC Art Nights, and various other entertainment activities.
The season includes several events and activities, such as the 11th edition of Sikka Art & Design Festival, running from February 24th to March 5th in Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood under the theme ''New Creativity. Same Path'', and the 16th edition of the Art Dubai Exhibition, which will take place at Madinat Jumeirah from March 1st to March 5th, 2023. The exhibition will take also host an Etihad Museum session organized by Dubai Culture, where several artists and creatives will gather to present new ideas inspired by handicrafts, reflecting their view of the future of these crafts.
One of the upcoming events during the Dubai Art Season is the Sikka Art & Design Festival, which will be held in Dubai's Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood from 24th February to 5th March 2023. The festival supports and showcases the growing creative and cultural scene in Dubai by displaying the works of Emirati and UAE & GCC - bases artists, as well as providing them with an opportunity to interact with their peers from around the world.
The Art Dubai Exhibition will take place in Jumeirah from March 1st to 5th, 2023. Visitors will have the opportunity to view contemporary and modern art from all over the world, as well as participate in workshops and panel discussions led by a selection of experts and artists who will discuss topics related to the field of art. The exhibition will also feature specialized sessions that bring together artists and creatives from different parts of the world.
The DIFC Art Nights is another important annual event hosted by Gate Avenue. The World Art Dubai event annually attracts over 4,000 people, including artists, collectors, and fashionistas. It also aims to support Dubai's art scene and highlight the most creative works. The ''M2L Market'' in Gate Avenue - DIFC will celebrate entertainment, art, and food, providing visitors with the opportunity to live different experiences and taste new international flavours.
Additionally, Alserkal Avenue - a vibrant community that covers over 500,000 sqft. of Dubai's Al Quoz industrial area - will host a series of creative cultural events throughout February and March. Alerkal Avenue and Alserkal Arts Foundation will host a series of creative cultural activities, including a wide range of art exhibitions, talks, and happenings, like ''The Tree School'' initiative, a gathering place for groups and individuals interested in learning from each other and sharing common urgencies based on lived experience.
Dubai Culture, in cooperation with the Japanese Consulate in Dubai, is laying on the ''Dubai in the Year 1962'' exhibition, which is supported by the Sankei Shimbun Newspaper and Kimi Makishima - Akai, including 25 photos documenting life of Dubai in 1962, taken by Yoshio Kawashima, a Japanese photojournalists from the Sankei Shimbun Newspaper, during his visit to the Middle East, accompanied by his colleague, journalist Hiroshi Kato. This exhibition is being held to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the UAE and Japan.
Throughout the year, Dubai Opera will present a series of musical and theatrical performances that highlight the creativity of regional and international performing arts and musical talent. The digital arts centre ''Infinity des Lumières'' in the Dubai Mall will showcase digital art exhibitions across the same period in an innovative technological manner.
The current #DubaiDestinations campaign brings together a wide range of public and private sector stakeholders to showcase the emirate's art experiences. The initiative also brings together some of the emirate's most accomplished creatives, including influencers, photographers, digital media content creators, animators, and videographers to create compelling new content about Dubai's art destination offerings.