The works of renowned Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama are also on display for the first time in the region among the avant-garde paintings at the fair which opened on Wednesday night and runs until Saturday.
Syrian artists too have exhibited their works inspired by the bloody conflict that has roiled their country. Among them is Ammar al-Beik, with his work "The Guillotine."
"Many artists have left Syria, galleries are closed while others have moved their collections outside the country," said Delphine Leccas from the Atassi gallery in Damascus.
Last year, four works, including two inspired by the Arab Spring, were removed by censors, but this year saw no such action. The 2012 edition of Art Dubai totalled sales of $40 million.