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Explore World Art Dubai Through Podcasts

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If you are looking to get the inside scoop on World Art Dubai, look no further! The Heart to Heart Podcast by has collaborated with World Art Dubai to produce three special episodes with three individuals who are all closely involved with World Art Dubai. Through these episodes, you will learn about what goes into making the Middle East’s largest retail art fair and the incredible impact it has had on the arts community. Each guest also shares their own personal and professional journey with art and creativity. They give invaluable insights and guidance that they have gained from their past experiences that could help you navigate your creative journey with ease.

Heart to Heart with Miguel Rojas Ruiz

Miguel Rojas Ruiz leads the marketing department at Rove Hotels, overseeing all aspects of the brand’s marketing activity. Rove Hotel is the official hospitality partner of World Art Dubai and has been active in championing the local arts community in the UAE for years now.

In this episode, Miguel talks about how art is at the heart of Rove Hotel’s philosophy and marketing strategy. We learn about how Rove has expanded into the fascinating metaverse and digital art space as a way to make art more accessible for everyone. Miguel also gives us some great insights into Rove’s Emerging Artist Prize in collaboration with World Art Dubai. He lets us in on what the curators are looking for when choosing a winning art piece, so if you have your eyes on the Rove Emerging Artist Prize, be sure to listen to this episode!

Click here to listen to Miguel’s episode.

Heart to Heart with Ahmad Al Rashid

Ahmad Al Rashid is a global citizen who has lived all over the world including France, Italy, the Netherlands, and his home country Kuwait and now resides here in Dubai. Ahmad has 20 years of professional experience in art, design and media. He has been a co-curator at World Art Dubai for the past 2 years in a row and is in charge of the Urban DXB space.

Urban DXB takes place at World Art Dubai, and it is all about unleashing the creative rebels within us. Last year, Urban DXB featured stunning live graffiti art, a DJ playing fresh urban tunes, dance competitions, a makeup booth and much more. In this episode, Ahmad gives us an exclusive sneak peek into what visitors can expect at this year’s Urban DXB space and also discusses how businesses can sponsor or collaborate with Urban DXB. Ahmad is passionate about providing young talents with a platform to showcase themselves, so be sure to listen to this episode to get inspired and learn about the importance of creativity.

Click here to listen to Ahmad’s episode.

Heart to Heart with Samar Kamel

Samar Kamel is one of World Art Dubai's curators and an exceptionally talented artist. Her works have been displayed at over 80 exhibitions across the world, and her art is a part of the permanent collection at the Bursa Museum of Immigration History, Turkey.

In this episode, Samar discusses her journey with World Art Dubai both as a participating artist and an official curator. She tells us how World Art Dubai helps its artists develop and grow creatively. We also get some interesting insight into how World Art Dubai’s curator panel determines whether an art submission is accepted or rejected. So if you want to get your artwork on display at World Art Dubai, make sure to listen to this episode!

Click here to listen to Samar’s Episode.

About the Heart to Heart Podcast by Online Art Gallery in Dubai

The Heart to Heart podcast is all about showcasing people who have used art or creativity as their vehicle for change. From artists to entrepreneurs to mentors, each episode features engaging discussions with professionals talking about their unique personal journeys while also advising aspiring creatives.

This podcast is hosted by Leena Kewlani, who is the owner and managing director of Online Art Gallery in Dubai. has been a partner of World Art Dubai for the last four editions. Founded in 2019, the thought process behind was to bring together the UAE art community of emerging artists and actively enhance the art ecosystem for them. Almost four years on, is home to over 150+ artists, showcasing over 1500 artworks on its website, with its youngest artist being just seven years old. is proud to be a featured partner once again this year at World Art Dubai’s momentous ninth edition, and will also be present on the exhibition floor - CB01/CB02/CB03 - to exhibit the beautiful works of talented Artezaar Artists. As a local business that supports and seeks to enhance the UAE arts community, is proud and excited to once again be a part of the World Art Dubai experience.

Get your tickets now for World Art Dubai 2023!

World Art Dubai returns for its ninth edition with more than 4000 artworks from 300+ renowned galleries and solo artists, hailing from 60+ countries around the world. World Art Dubai is a bustling, thriving space of creativity that encourages collectors, investors, and art enthusiasts of all ages to get inspired and think outside the box. Apart from exhibiting stunning art pieces, World Art Dubai also offers a non-stop schedule of live art performances, workshops, and talks.

So what are you waiting for? Buy your tickets now!

World Art Dubai is happening from 9th to 12th March 2023 at Dubai World Trade Centre.