If you thought that DIFC is all about finance-related activities, then you're mistaken. The Gate Avenue hosts one of the most significant annual events, DIFC Art Nights, which attracts over 4,000 people, including artists, collectors, and fashion enthusiasts. This two-night art festival is now in its 15th year and revolves around the theme of 'Art for change: Building a sustainable future'.
While you're attending the event, make sure to visit the DIFC Sculpture Park. Although the financial district already has several art galleries for those interested in culture, take a stroll outside around 'The Gate' area where you'll find more than 100 captivating artworks, sculptures, and video art installations created by artists from all over the world. This exhibition is free and open to the public.
The DIFC Art Nights event draws in nearly 4,000 attendees every season, attracting artists, art enthusiasts, collectors, and trendsetters alike. Regardless of whether you're an art aficionado, a novice, a critic, or someone who enjoys spending time outdoors, these two nights are designed for everyone to relish. The artworks and installations will be exhibited both outdoors and in some of Dubai's most prestigious art galleries such as Opera Gallery, Sconci Art Gallery, Tabari Art Space, Christie's, and Sotheby's Art, among others.
If this doesn't pique your interest enough, there will also be live showcases from local and international artists during the two-day event. Before the arrival of summer, take advantage of the last few weeks of pleasant weather with a blend of art and culture at DIFC, Dubai's popular and vibrant urban retail destination.