Over the years, Art Dubai has come to be known as one of the most interesting international art fairs, a highly awaited event for art enthusiasts and collectors. This thirteenth edition hosts over five-hundred artists, more than ninety galleries from around the world and covers every type of fine arts medium, from painting to drawing, sculpture to performance, from video to photography. To the three pre-existent sections (Contemporary, Modern, Residents), the 2019 edition offers yet another - Bawwaba, which in Arab means “escape” - presenting a look at art in the Southern Hemisphere. This includes ten personal exhibitions of artists from the Middle East, Central and Southern Asia, Latin America and Africa, with recent or never-before-seen works. Special care is also given to the exhibition spaces themselves, such as the Julius Baer Lounge created by Franco-Moroccan artist Chourouk Hriech, one of the artists featured in the Bawwaba section. Outside, meanwhile, in the scenic setting of Fort Island, the Brazilian collective, Opavivarà, was called upon to create an installation entitled Solaroca. This is an interactive piece inspired by the Oca, an indigenous dwelling of Brazil, in which typical elements of the Middle East were integrated. There is also a wonderful calendar of meetings, debates and the inter-disciplinary conference, the Global Art Forum, which is taking on the theme of education for new generations with the program entitled School is a Factory.