Abu Dhabi – Emerging Art destination in the Middle East

Abu Dhabi, which is renowned for its art, culture and heritage, has become a cultural destination of the future. Abu Dhabi Art show has become an important event on the calendar. This year Abu Dhabi Art is being held from November 20 to 23.

Abu Dhabi, the capital of United Arab Emirates (UAE), has become a premier tourism destination in the Middle East. With its resplendent dunes, gorgeous beaches, vivacious cosmopolitan lifestyle and year-round sunshine, Abu Dhabi is ready to welcome its visitors.

Abu Dhabi is renowned for its art, culture and heritage. It has over the years emerged as a popular art destination for the lovers of art from world over. The arts and culture scene continues to flourish with aplomb with dozens of independent art galleries having been opened in recent years. The UAE government continues to heavily invest in new museums and cultural districts. The 27-square-kilometer Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi is a big draw for tourists interested in art and culture. The island is presently home to the Zayed National Museum and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. A performing arts centre and maritime museum ‘Louvre Abu Dhabi’ is also a prime attraction for tourists.

The art and culture scene is becoming popular in Abu Dhabi day by day. The popularity has grown such that the list of cultural events and initiatives in the UAE is long and keeps on growing with each passing day. Visitors from around the world taking flights to Abu Dhabi from www.farebuzz.com can look forward to participate in the events like the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, the Sharjah Biennial, the Dubai and Abu Dhabi Film Festivals and the Abu Dhabi Festival.

This year Abu Dhabi Art 2013 is being held from November 20 to 23, 2013 at Saadiyat Cultural District in Saadiyat Island. This will be the fifth edition where exciting program of art, talks and performances are all set to bring together top artists, art galleries, art collectors and visitors from different parts of the world.

Abu Dhabi Art is much more than an art fair. It has emerged as a unique platform for contemporary and modern art and design, in addition to a carefully curated public program. This international platform in the Middle East has come into being for educating, creating awareness and inculcating artistic and cultural interest among the people through the selected exhibited galleries, showcasing an extensive range of artistic creations, hosting a series of talks by renowned art-world academics, patrons, connoisseurs as well as emerging and leading artists from all fields of the visual arts.

The fourth edition of Abu Dhabi Art, which was held in 2012, was an astounding success. Nearly 600 artistic creations were displayed by over 400 artists. Art galleries participating in the show numbered 50, while 50 book launches were also made during the event.

The highly-successful Abu Dhabi Art show held last year has firmly established Saadiyat Island as a cultural district and also placed Abu Dhabi in an unassailable position as the cultural destination of the future.

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