ART This year’s fair offers commissioned paintings, installations, photography, mixed media, printing, and digital art from locals and residents of the UAE. Enjoy a variety of subjects explored through these mediums including society, culture and heritage, femininity, humanity, architecture, language, modernization and the environment. Each alleyway is bursting with creative expression as #Sikka17 welcomes artists and emerging talents from this region and beyond.
MUSIC Musicians, bands, and poets take the stage at #Sikka17 with an array of genres including acoustic, rock, pop, oriental, jazz, indie, electronic, folk, punk, classical and even spoken word poetry. Over eleven days, visitors indulge in the diverse, home-grown UAE music scene, from originals to covers - get nostalgic with covers from the 80s, dance to the beat of the Arabic drum, tap your feet to the sound of a ukulele and much more!
SPECIAL FEATURES Al Fahidi historical neighborhood comes alive with a program of unique and interactive activations at #Sikka17. Explore the art of graffiti, doll-making and street culture. Indulge in an array of cultural films at the Cinema Courtyard or take part in mindfulness activities at the Happiness Space. Get involved in charitable activities; learn about the latest fitness trends, discover the all-new set of Arabic emojis, and much more.
FEATURED TENANTS This year's Sikka brings to life the community within Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood by its residents' participation in the art fair. Discover the different houses/galleries/initiatives that make up the neighborhood and explore each exhibition they have to offer!
WORKSHOPS #Sikka17 workshops are for everyone - from storytelling sessions for kids, DIY furniture sessions for families, fashion design talks for style enthusiasts, painting workshops for classic art lovers, Arabic Calligraphy for the cultural fans to laughter yoga, gong meditation and blind folded art therapy for holistic approaches. All you need to do to be able to join is to register!
FOOD AND BEVERAGE Satisfy your hunger during the event. We made sure you have a lot of options to choose from, check out our F&B vendors below:
Al Basta Sandwiches Culinary Boutique Pinza Barsalata Sambosai Barbell Café The Ice-cream Lab Just Kunafa