DUBAI – H.H. Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the UAE Gender Balance Council, President of the Dubai Women Establishment, and wife of H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Presidential Court, visited Art Dubai 2023, the leading global platform for art and artists from the Middle East and Global South.

The event is being held at Madinat Jumeirah Dubai from 1st-5th March, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.

During her tour of the exhibition, Sheikha Manal was accompanied by her daughter H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and expressed her admiration for the artworks on display this year. She noted that the large participation of renowned international and local artists reflects Dubai's emergence as a global hub for creativity, culture and talent.

"Over the years, Art Dubai has consolidated its position as one of the world’s leading art fairs. It has also succeeded in realising the vision of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to strengthen Dubai’s status as a regional and global hub for culture and the creative economy,” Sheikha Manal said, adding that the city’s capabilities and world-class infrastructure have contributed to its emergence as a leading hub for cultural innovation.

H.H. Sheikha Manal commended Dubai Culture for its significant efforts in enhancing Dubai's cultural and creative offerings through its collaborations with the private sector and talented individuals from the UAE and around the world. These efforts have further reinforced Dubai's status as a global destination for creative expression.

During her visit to the exhibition, Sheikha Manal was briefed on the key elements of the 16th edition of Art Dubai, which comprises 130 galleries from more than 40 countries, across four primary sections: Contemporary, Modern, Bawwaba, and Art Dubai Digital.

Accompanying Her Highness on her visit to Art Dubai 2023 was Mona Al Marri, Vice President of the UAE Gender Balance Council.