Explore The Roles Of Humans And Technology At This Festival!

Mayar Ibrahim

People know Dubai for its architecture and futuristic landscapes. So, it comes as no surprise that a unique event is set to return the city in October. Get ready for an integrative platform that consists of Arts, Science, and Technology… Festival X is gearing up for its highly anticipated 2023 edition!

Through a series of previous and new partnerships, that is how this event is possible. Ars Electronica, a world-renowned center for digital arts and innovation and PwC Middle East has also joined forces with Festival X as a strategic partner. Moreover, The Department of Economy and Tourism in Dubai is on board as a strategic partner. The Dubai Future Foundation, Lovin Dubai, and Smashi Entertainment all stepped up to support Festival X.

Festival X is not just an event; it is a visionary initiative with a resounding purpose

It’s here to cultivate and nourish a thriving media arts community in the region, ultimately positioning Dubai as a key hub for media arts on a global scale. Additionally, every edition of Festival X unveils a theme that serves as the guiding light. This year, it takes on the theme of “From the Past We Love, to the Future We Need.” Furthermore, this thematic choice speaks to the ever-evolving relationship between humanity and technology and its profound impact on our natural world.

Where? Al Serkal Avenue

When? October 6-8

To register and find more information, click here.

Festival X

This season consists of Workshops, Exhibitions, Next Gen, AV Performances and Talks & Panels

Festival X 2023 is set to be an immersive experience, engaging visitors with a curated Exhibition of innovative Media Arts. This exhibition will showcase groundbreaking works that explores the roles between humans and technology in shaping our world. Also, it will feature Immersive Audio Visual Performances that promise to be a sensory journey.

Listen to thought-provoking talks and discussion panels that provide a platform for experts and visionaries to delve into the evolving relationship between humanity and technology. Additionally, the festival provides engaging workshops for those eager to participate.

In a testament to Festival X’s commitment to fostering emerging talent, they introduced a new component called “Next Gen.” This segment is dedicated to shedding light on the innovative minds of both national and international university students. Collaborating with esteemed institutions such as New York University Abu Dhabi, American University of Sharjah, The Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation, TU Delft, and Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar, Festival X seeks to nurture the creative sparks of the future generation.

The important details:

Grab your friends and head over to Al Serkal for an integrative platform filled with Arts, Science, and Technology. Festival X is gearing up for its highly anticipated 2023 edition this October!

Where? Al Serkal

When? October 6-8

To register and find more information, click here.


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