The guest curators for Abu Dhabi Art 2016 were:
- Alexandra Munroe was the curator of Abu Dhabi Art 2016 Gateway: Gu Dexin
- Fabrice Bousteau was the curator of 2016 Beyond: (Re) Birth programme, 2016 Gateway: (Re) Birth exhibition, 2016 performing arts programme (Re) Birth and 2016 Street Art.
- Reem Fadda was the curator of Abu Dhabi Art 2016 Talks: Majlis Fann programme.
- Tarek Abou El Fetouh is the curator of Abu Dhabi Art performing arts programme Durub Al Tawaya.