Discover The Art Of Collecting Art With The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Center

A unique experience for global travelers as Dubai’s art season gets underway


Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 1,  2016 – The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre is inviting guests to explore the world of art from a different perspective with the introduction of a new experience celebrating the ‘Art of Collecting Art.’

Increasingly recognized for having one of the most exciting contemporary art scenes in the world, Dubai offers a distinctive combination of innovative local talent and international artists. Inspired by theflourishing art scene and enhanced by the prestige and stature of the city, the Emirate has emerged as a global art hub and essential destination for any art lover.

Marking the start of Dubai’s 2016 art season, the luxury Dubai hotel has curated a bespoke experience called ‘Discover with You’, offering art enthusiasts the opportunity to enjoy a private tour of the hotel’s art collection, followed by a personal introduction to the art of collecting. Each experience is custom-tailored to guests’ individual needs and provides a unique insight into how to navigate the art market.

Located in the heart of Dubai’s thriving gallery scene, The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC has itself become a showcase for art and is committed to creating meaningful experiences for guests. This is exemplified by the luxury Dubai hotel’s impressive collection, which features over 100 paintings and is complemented by a diverse range of works, including around 30 sculptures by internationally-renowned artists, on loan from Opera Gallery, DIFC.

Lothar Quarz, General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC believes the new experience will continue to strike a chord with the hotel’s guests: “As global travelers, we know that our guests are seeking unique and meaningful experiences when they travel. And our approach to enlivening their experience through art helps to create truly memorable moments.

“Indeed, art is a much thought about and discussed subject among our guests and we see first-hand how they are inspired by the pieces on display and have a desire to learn more. Our partnership with Opera Gallery enables us to open the door for our guests to discover a whole new side of art and, with a trusted and knowledgeable expert guiding them through their first few steps, this special experience will stay with them long after they leave.”

Sylvain Gaillard, General Manager of Opera Gallery, DIFC adds; “We are delighted to be collaborating with The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC to enable the hotel’s guests to explore a deeper appreciation of art. This is very close to my heart as I truly believe that investing in art – whatever your level of knowledge or area of interest, whether it be for the purpose of financial investment or with a view to building a beautiful and rewarding art collection – can be accessible to everyone.”

‘Discover with You’ also offers overnight accommodation in a Deluxe Room or Executive Suite, including breakfast, and credit to spend in the DIFC hotel’s restaurants or spa.  To reserve, call +971 4 372 2555 or visit

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