Art Dubai was founded in 2007 under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Widely regarded as one of the most globally diverse art fairs, ArtDubai is held every March and features not only emerging artists but also the leading artists in the field. Almost always held in March, it attracts over 28,000 visitors from all over the world and includes art collectors, curators, patrons, museums and other institutions. The gallery is categorised into three sections: Contemporary, Modern and Residents. It also holds the most significant art conference in the Gulf known as The Global Art Forum. As the name suggests, the conference invites artists, leaders, curators, and writers from all parts of the world.