Dubai International Art Centre

The Dubai International Art Centre (DIAC) is a non profit organisation offering an integral environment for artistic expression.


It is committed to culturally and creatively enrich the local community by developing, stimulating, nurturing, encouraging and promoting artists, enthusiasts and art.

DIAC is owned by the members and managed by a board of directors. It is the premiere center for arts education in Dubai, offering the community over 80 different art courses and workshops, language courses, and gallery exhibitions. DIAC was founded in 1976 by the initiative of a few artists and art enthusiasts residing in Dubai. Today membership stands at over 1,100 from 67 different nationalities and growing.

DIAC's primary goals are to promote arts in the GCC and Middle Eastern region by exhibiting artists" work, offering a range of professionally taught courses year round, and giving teaching opportunities for qualified professional artists. It is one of the main resources for the public to learn about arts in this region, from local gallery exhibitions, to courses, museums shows and more. Additionally DIAC offers guided tours with curators of galleries and museums, lectures and special workshops.


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Opening hours

Mon–Thu 09:00–22:00, Sat–Sun 09:00–22:00.


+971 4 344 4398



Dubai International Art Centre, Villa #27 75B St Jumeirah