His Excellency Abdul Rahman Mohammad Al-Owais, UAE minister of culture, youth, and community, has expressed his desire to extend his patronage of all art related events which serve the growth of the UAE.
The minister was speaking as he gave his endorsement of the second annual Art Antiques Design Dubai fair, which will run for four days from February 18th.
Meanwhile, Brian Haughton of Haughton International Fairs, which organises the event, said that he was delighted to have his support.
"His Excellency Abdul Rahman Mohammad Al-Owais will again act as a patron to Art Antiques Design Dubai, reiterating his enthusiasm and encouragement for this initiative," he said.
The Dubai Ladies Club also offered its patronage and will host a special viewing for women over the course of the event.
It will also be supported by the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, with the organisation's director general Khalid A bin Sulayem insisting that it will offer galleries and collectors from around the world an ideal platform for business.