Abu Dhabi International Fine Art and Antiques Fair

The Abu Dhabi International Fine Art and Antiques Fair will be held at the newly constructed Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. Dates to be advised. Approximately 80 specialist dealers from around the world are expected to take part.

Participation is by invitation only and at the discretion of the organizers and the specially appointed Standards Committee.
The Fair will be presented with a prestigious newly designed white traditional wooden construction to 3.5 metres high with a raised muslin ceiling set off with beige carpet to stands and cream carpet to gangways. The whole Fair is enhanced with floral displays and soft fountains providing an elegant and sophisticated modern setting.

Abu Dhabi is the capital of the UAE and is the seat of real wealth with the Government building many new Museums including the Guggenheim and The Louvre. Their mission statement heralds Abu Dhabi as the centre for art and culture in the Middle East and many initiatives are under way to ensure a successful future. Government patronage for the Fair will be forthcoming with more details to be confirmed in shortly.

The Abu Dhabi Exhibition Centre is located adjacent to the marina and the commercial district only fifteen minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport. The venue plan a feature tower including hotels and many more world quality hotels are in the city centre. Many of the largest international exhibitions in the Gulf are already staged at ADNEC including IDEX, the International Defence Exhibition and ADIPEC for Petroleum.

Abu Dhabi stands at the crossroads of Asia, Europe and Africa and has become the commercial hub for the region, connecting East and West with more and more businesses taking advantage of its free trade environment. Abu Dhabi is currently emerging as a recognized cultural destination and the city is experiencing an international renaissance.

Abu Dhabi has the highest per capita GDP in the world with billions of US$ worth of development projects underway. An established capital city, Abu Dhabi has over 56 international embassies and missions and represents 85% of the total area of the UAE.

The Abu Dhabi International Fine Art and Antiques Fair will present a wide range of high quality art and antiques of all ages and disciplines. The Fair will be open to the public and all exhibits will be for sale.

Participating dealers will come from Europe, the Middle East and the Far East as well as from North and Central America.

Exhibits will include a wide variety of disciplines including Contemporary Art which finds a high level of interest in the UAE with its multi-cultural society.

The square metre rate for 2008 will be US$550 and there is an early bird discount of US$50 per square metre for dealers returning the attached Application Form before 31st March with a signed contract returned by 31st May 2008. The price includes stand construction, carpet, raised muslin ceiling, power point, one spotlight per three square metres taken and a free one page entry in the official Fair Catalogue.

Exhibits will not be restricted by dateline but quality will be at the highest level subject to inspection by the Standards Committee. Among the disciplines represented will be Contemporary and Traditional Art and Sculpture as well as antiques including European and Asian ceramics and glass; clocks; scientific instruments; modern and antiquarian prints; posters and maps; books; militaria;

decorative antiques; European, Asian and Oriental furniture; metalwork; Oriental carpets, tapestries and textiles; jewellery; antiquities and Asian works of art; silver and silver plate,;antique lighting and objets d’art.

The website carries details of the 2007 event and is being updated now for 2008: www.abudhabiartandantiquesfair.com: the Application Form can be completed online and emailed back to Turret Middle East.

Turret Middle East is keen to stress that major initiatives are in place to encourage exhibitors to take full advantage of the opportunities afforded by the Fair. The event benefits from very high quality stand fitting, décor and presentation. In addition, a major marketing campaign is being embraced with respective public relations experts operating both internationally and in the Middle East. Above all, the Fair offers exhibitors major opportunities to reach a new and wealthy international clientele.

The floor plan will be allocated in order of date of receipt of Application Forms.

We look forward to receiving your completed Application Form either by fax or email with contact details listed below.

Stand Bookings and Features Operations:
Sarita Lakhiani
Turret Middle East Limited
PO Box 94891
Tel: +971 (0)2 406 4249
Fax: +971 (0)2 444 3987
Email: s.lakhiani@turretme.com
Web: www.abudhabiartandantiquesfair.com

*subject to exhibitor policy