Snapshot itinerary

Days 1–3

Explore Doha's ‘starchitecture’, marvel at the content of Doha's monumental museums and travel to the desert to experience colossal contemporary sculpture

Day 4

In historic Sharjah, step back in time to learn about Islamic culture before taking in collections of contemporary Arab art

Days 5–6

Two days in Dubai to meet artists, collectors, curators and critics at art fairs, social events, studios and palaces

Day 7

A trip to Abu Dhabi includes a tour of the newly opened satellite Louvre museum

Days 8–9

Cap off your tour with a flexible itinerary of talks, sight-seeing, shopping and generally soaking in the culture