Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice Chairman of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), inaugurated the ninth edition of SIKKA Art Fair (SIKKA), running from 16th to 24th March at the Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood.
Her Highness toured the fairgrounds accompanied by Afra Al Basti, Director General of the Dubai Foundation for Women and Children; Dr Rafia Gubash, Founder of Women Museum; Dr Hessa Lootah, Assistant Professor at UAEU’s Mass Communication Department; Muna Bu Samra, Editor-in-Chief of Al Bayan Newspaper; and artist Fatma Lootah.
SIKKA is a pillar event of Dubai Art Season and is held alongside Art Dubai, DIFC Art Nights, Galleries Night at Alserkal Avenue and Emirates Airline Festival of Literature among other events. SIKKA’s ninth edition, organised under the Dubai Art Season umbrella, will feature artistic manifestations of tolerance, complemented by visual depictions highlighting coexistence, openness, and cultural diversity in societies. The annual art initiative was launched by Dubai Culture to celebrate Dubai’s burgeoning creative and cultural landscapes.
The fair also plays host to a range of activities, initiatives and talks moderated by artists including live musical performances, research initiatives, interactive meetings, and educational activities, all of which feature works by emerging talent based in the UAE and the GCC.
Her Highness commented: “The youth hold a special focus within the vision and direction of my father, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, as they are the future of our beloved nation. Supporting their growth and ambitions and guiding them in their pursuit of excellence within their chosen field is of utmost importance to us in Dubai Culture.
The ninth edition of SIKKA Art Fair returns to the pulsating heart of historic Dubai with nine days of art, talks, music and creativity, taking visitors on a storied journey through the multi-faceted city that never sleeps.