About UAE Unlimited 

UAE Unlimited is a satellite platform based in the United Arab Emirates. Founded in 2015 in Abu Dhabi by H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, a prominent patron and collector of the arts. Shobha Pia Shamdasani, is the Executive Director of UAE Unlimited and Art Adviser and Director of the Modern & Contemporary Middle Eastern Art Collection of the founder.

UAE Unlimited was established on the premise of supporting Emirati and UAE-based artists across all fields, through production, promotion and strategic collaborations for showcase opportunities. 

The platform has hosted a major annual exhibition in a different city since its founding, showcasing newly commissioned artworks based חס selected themes. Every show briחgs with it new opportuחities for the community; engaging new production teams, in addition to providing the opportunity to emerging artists, and curators and writers to be involved in the making of the annual exhibition.
The platform is also keen on nurturiחg the conversation around art practices locally oחd internationally aחd encourages the artists and the curator engage in reading groups and sessions that explore the different and diverse themes of each exhibition. At the heart of its vision, UAE Unlimited believes in creating an ecosystem that provides equal opportunity to all those involved in the cultural production in the country.

UAE Unlimited also places a strong emphasis on the Arabic language; incorporating it in both its exhibition titles and branding.

The platform's vision is to strengthen the role of the UAE as a leading art producer and a cultural incubator. UAE Unlimited continues to build its partnerships with leading organisations and institutions in the country, and engages with senior advisors and experts to offer guidance and support to the curator and artists. UAE Unlimited encourages experimentation and the development of new practices, processes and techniques. 
HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan bin Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Sheikh Zayed, (b. 1988) is the grandson of the President of the UAE, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan. He graduated from University of St. Andrews, UK, Scotland, receiving his Master of Arts with Honors in Middle East Studies and Modern History. With a keen interest, and a sense of duty to enhance the civic life of the his country, Sheikh Zayed has sought to develop the artistic and creative voices of emerging generations, and support their efforts to enrich the cultural life of the UAE.
Shobha Shamdsani
Executive Director
Shobha Shamdsani was raised in the UK, where her early studies guided her toward art and design. Encouraged by the response of friends and colleagues to her sharp eye for proportion & scale, color, light, and balance, her personal pursuit evolved into a thriving professional life. Recognizing these skills, coupled with her talent for astute observation and analysis, were also primary to understanding, appreciating & assessing art, she funneled her professional aspirations into an interior design career.