Islamic Art Forum


Abu Dhabi’s first Islamic Art Forum celebrates the unseen beauty of Islamic calligraphy and culture…Our Pride

The preview exhibition to be launched in March will focus on Islamic works and themes never seen before in the Middle East or beyond. Abu Dhabi’s first Islamic Art Forum, will ultimately offer a platform for contemporary artists as well as legends to share their artistic tales and inspirational messages conveyed through their beautiful art works and the Arabic language in various contemporary and traditional styles.

Our Vision for the future

Apart from building relationships and supporting mutual contacts inside the Arab world and beyond, the Forum also aims to create strong cultural relationships with international galleries and art houses that are currently taking a keen interest in Islamic Art and the Arab world. Our vision is to share the beauty of Arab culture and art fro the Emirates with the world – a vision established by the UAE’s Founding Father The late Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. It’s a vision that is being carried forward by our beloved leaders as part of Abu Dhabi’s futuristic cultural vision of becoming the first Islamic Art touristic destination in the world!

Abu Dhabi’s First Islamic Art Forum will begin with a preview in March, followed by a full schedule of exhibitions and events in November 2016 which will include distinguished art works that are well known in the Arab world, a general art exhibition and lectures and art seminars for adults and students alike. Held over two consecutive days during the month of March 2016, the preview will be held at the Emirates Palace, in the capital.

Our Inspired Creative Artists

Participating in the revival of Abu Dhabi’s Islamic Art Forum, many of the artists which will be featured in the preview are prominent artists from the Arab and Islamic world. They are innovators in the world of Islamic Art. You can stay updated and always visit our website, the artists’ page to check lists and the artwork. Please contact our PR agency listed on this page for more detailed information on the artists and the schedule.

Click here to download the brochure of the Islamic Art Forum.