Art Dubai is the leading international art fair in the Middle East and North Africa − in 2013 it attracted 25,000 visitors and hosted 75 galleries from 30 countries. Taking place at the swishy Madinet Jumeirah, the 2014 programme includes – alongside the gallery halls – specially commissioned projects and performances, the Global Art Forum and artists’ and curators’ residencies. The event is part of a wider initiative called Art Week, a big event in the cultural calendar of the United Arab Emirates.