In a growing effort to assert its status as one of the world’s fastest growing global art markets, Dubai Art Week kicked off with the ninth edition of Art Dubai at the über luxurious Madinat Jumeirah Hotel. If you like art and chic indoor ski slopes, Dubai is the place to be. Art week, is a key annual highlight of the UAE United Arab Emirates increasingly powerful art scene. Art Dubai was just one stop as a range of globally represented galleries, collectors and art lovers maneuvered across the region to Design Days Dubai. Also coinciding with both Art Dubai and Design Days Dubai were a series of gallery openings centered around Alserkal Avenue, a burgeoning gallery district located in the industrial neighborhood of Al Quoz. In the nearby emirate of Sharjah, the 12th iteration ofThe Sharjah Biennial: The past, the present, the possible (SB12, 5th March – 5th June, 2015) focuses on installations and projects with ambitious curatorial direction from Eungie Joo, formerly of the New Museum, New York.