to make the most of the fair
Wear flats. The fair is spread across the three large halls of the Manarat Al Saadiyat and an outdoor area, so you will need to do a lot of walking.
Stay hydrated. Although the November weather is usually favourable, a day’s art viewing is thirsty work. Take a bottle of water and be sure to refuel at the fair’s on-site café.
Don’t be shy. Gallerists are more than happy to answer questions. Don’t feel put off by hefty price tags or fear of sounding ignorant. Art fairs are for learning about artists and the gallerists are founts of information.
Take pictures. If you feel overwhelmed by the amount there is to take in, pull out your phone, take a snap of the art and the label and look it up when you get home.