Art Galleries.

Setting up in a leading lifestyle environment.

Art galleries have been an important part of the DIFC community since its inception. Setting up a gallery in DIFC gives direct access to wealthy and high-net worth clients. Diverse retail locations offer a range of options for any gallery.

DIFC has a strong and ongoing commitment to art, reflecting the long-standing synergies between art and finance. Galleries add to the beauty of the district and reinforce the international character of the Centre.

Alongside world-renowned art galleries and retail options, the Centre hosts regular arts events. The biannual Art Nights is one of the most anticipated art events. Galleries often launch new exhibits to coincide with the event. Attendees are drawn by the eclectic and lively mix of music performances, art shows, delicious food offerings and exciting mix of events taking place on the sidelines of Art Nights in the pedestrian-only Gate Village district. Another popular art event that transforms DIFC into an open-air art gallery is the DIFC Sculpture Park – with artworks, paintings and sculptures spread across DIFC – both indoors and outdoors.


Advantages of setting up in DIFC

Setting up as a new retail business or art gallery in the Centre is fast and easy. DIFC is the unrivalled financial hub of the region, offering a straightforward commercial licensing and operating environment ideal for all types of art gallery concepts.

  • Direct access to both wealthy and high-net-worth clientele.
  • Location in one of Dubai and the region’s recognised art hubs.
  • Diverse retail locations offering galleries a range of options.

3 easy steps to start setting up your business

Handbooks and documents

  • Setting up a retail entity handbook
  • Retail checklist – limited liability partnership
  • Retail checklist – private company
  • Registrar of Companies – Table of fees
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