FAQ | Visitors

What is the date, timing and location of the art fair?

The 16th Abu Dhabi Art fair will take place from 20 to 24 November 2024 at Manarat Al Saadiyat, from 2 - 9 pm daily.

How do I get my art fair tickets?

Whilst entry to the art fair is free, you must register online to receive your complimentary pass by email. You will need to show your complimentary pass at the front entrance to access the fair. Advanced online booking for passes is strongly recommended to ensure easy access on the day. Otherwise, it may be necessary to queue. Pass registration is available here .

How to get to the art fair?

The fair is at Manarat Al Saadiyat, you can with our Transport Partner Careem using the code ADA2023 to avail of a 15% discount.

How can I register for the Abu Dhabi Art Programme?

Abu Dhabi Art programmes are complimentary, except for the programmes in the Art Studio. The 2023 programme calendar is available here , and registration is required for some activities via programmes@abudhabiart.ae.

Is Abu Dhabi Art suitable for children?

Abu Dhabi Art welcomes guests of all ages, with dedicated activities that both adults and children can enjoy and book in advance.

Are there tours available for the art fair and exhibitions?

Yes, complimentary English and Arabic tours are available. To book your tour via ManaratAlSaadiyat@dctabudhabi.ae.

Can I buy the artworks displayed by Abu Dhabi Art participating galleries?

Yes, you can purchase artworks from the galleries directly by contacting them via the details listed in their dedicated gallery page here or by speaking to them directly at the fair.

How do I buy artworks?

If you like an artwork, ask the gallerist for more information. Sales are made directly through the art galleries. If you need support with contacting the galleries about artworks and prices, please email the Exhibitor Relations team via exhibitors@abudhabiart.ae.

What are the prices of the artworks?

The artworks are offered at a wide price range. We encourage you to speak directly to the galleries to enquire about prices. Some galleries offer payment in installments or you can filter by price here .

How can galleries apply?

Gallery applications are closed for 2023 but if you are interested to apply for the 2024 fair, please contact our Exhibitor Relations team via exhibitors@abudhabiart.ae.

Can I participate as an independent artist in Abu Dhabi Art?

Only artists who are represented by a participating gallery may be shown at Abu Dhabi Art.

FAQ | Exhibitor

What is the date, time and location for the art fair?

Abu Dhabi Art fair 16th edition is from 20 - 24 November 2024 at Manarat Al Saadiyat.

Is Abu Dhabi Art fair this year is physical or virtual?

Both, Abu Dhabi Art is aiming to offer both physical and virtual art fair this year unless it is communicated otherwise.

Can I participate in the virtual fair only?

No, unfortunately galleries can only show in the virtual fair if they have a physical booth at Abu Dhabi Art.

What are the Exhibitors sectors of Abu Dhabi Art?

Modern and Contemporary art galleries have the option to apply to two sectors “Modern & Contemporary” and “Special Projects”, we also have “Focus” sector which is by invitation only by the guest curators. Non-profit organisation can apply as “Community Partner”

What are the participation fees?

Galleries must pay a non-refundable application fee USD 500 and booth fee for the Modern and Contemporary sector is USD 560 per sqm and flat fee of USD USD 8,000 for “Special Projects” and “Focus”. “Community Partners” is free of charge and only info desk is available as an option for participation this year.

Can a gallery share a booth with another gallery?

Yes, by submitting a joint proposal.

Can I participate as an independent artist in Abu Dhabi Art?

No, only artists who are represented by a selected gallery may participate through the gallery.

Can a recently opened gallery or organisation apply?

Exhibitors must be at least 3 years in operation before applying.

What information does the gallery have to submit?

Booth proposal and sample artworks, click here for the Exhibitors Application to find out more.

When does the application open?

Applications open until 23rd May

How can I apply and get the application?

Please click here. For enquiries, please contact the Exhibitor Relations Team via
E: Exhibitors@abudhabiart.ae
T: +971 2 657 5800

How are the exhibitors selected to participate to the art fair?

Applying or paying the application fee doesn’t guarantee your participation. Exhibitors are selected by an internal committee at the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, based on proposals submitted through the Abu Dhabi Art website. Some exhibitors are directly invited to participate by guest curators in curated sectors.

When will the accepted list of exhibitors be announced?

AThe exhibitors who have been accepted will be informed directly, there will then be an announcement in the press in July.

Are there any special hotel deals for participating exhibitors?

Yes, Abu Dhabi Art secures special deals for participating galleries which will be included in the Exhibitor Kit which will be shared with the exhibitors in September or email Exhibitors@abudhabiart.ae.

Do you have suggestions for shippers and art handlers to use?

Abu Dhabi Art will recommend shipping companies and art handlers to all accepted exhibitors and this information will be provided in the Exhibitor Kit. For more information, please refer to the exhibitor kit or email Exhibitors@abudhabiart.ae.