From Dubai To Marrakech: Discover The Hottest Art Festivals Lighting Up The Middle East

Gathering art lovers and culture aficionados are your typical art festivals and fairs that showcase a cocktail of artistic exhibitions, installations, and performances.

Throughout the year, the region boasts a hub of artistic activity as different cities host their own art festivals. To experience that world, these are the coolest art fairs to check out across the region:

Sikka Art And Design Festival 2024

Sitting on the banks of Dubai Creek is the old historic Al Shindagha district, which has undergone a transformation into a cultural destination as the location for the 2024 Sikka Art and Design Festival.

From February 23 to March 3, 2024, outdoor installations, art exhibitions, live performances, film screenings, and much more will take place in this prominent neighborhood. 

Beirut Art Fair

Founded in 2010, Lebanon’s capital city became a hub for the Beirut Art Fair, an international modern and contemporary art fair that places a big focus on artistic scenes of the Middle East and the Mediterranean Basin.

Every year, a large number of collectors, institutions, art professionals, and visitors from around the world come to witness the fair. This year, it’ll be taking place from September 19, 2024. 

1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair

For four special days, from February 8 to 11 at la Mamounia and DaDa in Marrakech, the 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair is making a comeback. Throughout the week, the event will host a selection of galleries that’ll showcase curated collections of groundbreaking contemporary Arab artwork.

Art Cairo Fair

Taking place once again at the Grand Egyptian Museum is the fifth edition of the Art Cairo Fair that will run from February 3 to 6. It’ll take visitors on an incredible artistic journey through a sensational fusion of history and contemporary art. Your eyes will feast upon meticulously curated work from around the world.

Winter At Tantora At AlUla

With winter taking over Saudi’s ultimate hotspot known as AlUla, it makes way for the Winter at Tantora festival. Taking place from December 21 until January 21, guests get to attend the trailblazing festival of culture, art, and music.

Expect everything from music and art to cooking and fashion and even a citrus festival — there’s something for everyone. 

With these art festivals, guests get to enjoy the finest in music, art, and culture across the region, getting a taste of the ultimate artful experience. 

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