What's on WAD

An exceptional line-up of international artists and galleries from across the globe, offered a palette of fun for everyone under one roof.

Art Mentorship Programme

We launched the Art Mentorship Programme with icons Dr. Najat Makki and Rashid Al Mulla! Emerging artists thrived under the mentorship of these master artists, reflecting our dedication to nurturing the next generation of creative minds! 

Art Advisory

 We offered a complimentary one-on-one consultation with two experts who helped our visitors choose the perfect piece from over 4000+ artworks and visualized it in their space using VR technology.

Panel discussion on How Can Design Integrate Art

A panel discussion on 'How Design Can Integrate Art' explored the dynamic relationship between art and design, seeking insights on how these two disciplines could collaborate to inspire innovation and elevate the aesthetic experience.

Artist in Residence Award

In collaboration with Seth Benzel, the Director of the WAD Artist in Residence programme, 25Hours Hotel announced artist Alex Lanier as the winner of WAD24 Artist in Residence programme. 

Emerging Visual Artists Prize

We celebrated the Future of Digital Art through the 6th edition of the Emerging Visual Artists Prize in partnership with Rove Hotel.

Urban Art DXB

Dive into the world of Street Art with Urban Art DXB presented by Graffiti Dubai, showcasing international and local graffiti stars.

Future Artists at WAD

Highlighted young talents from diverse backgrounds and gave them a chance to be seen, thrive, and network with the art world.

Live Performances

Featuring over 28 live performances by 39 local and international artists, we showcased a variety of art forms, from the elegance of a ballerina painting to the profound silence of music and dance performances, and the dynamic thrill of speed spray painting.

WAD Studio

Art enthusiasts had the opportunity to discover new skills and engage in a wide variety of hands-on daily workshops led by experts! 

The Art Walk

More than 200 artists had the opportunity to showcase their artworks on stage across the four days fair.