As Art Dubai 2015 prepares to get underway, officially launching to the public tomorrow following a press preview and VIP opening party this evening, Buro 24/7 Middle East presents an exclusive first look at Palestinian artist Yazan Khalili's 'Art Bar' creation – The Island – for the esteemed cultural fair and Absolut.

'The Island' was created by Khalili in partnership with Art Dubai and Absolut to serve as a creative space to question past futures, ideas of reality, belonging and the nature of life itself. The impressive pop-up mountain-like structure will act as Art Dubai's social hub, attracting fair visitors, artists, gallerists and collectors who want to network and enjoy themselves after-hours in a truly unique, cosmopolitan, nightlife destination.

Buro 24/7 Middle East Exclusive: Artist Yazan Khalili reveals island pop-up at Art Dubai 2015

Yazan Khalili

The Island will be open daily from 9pm between 17–20 March, and will form part of a series of projects and commissions under Art Dubai Projects. The Khalili-designed space will also play host to a handful of unique performers including Cairo Liberation Front, DJ Business Class and others. Discover Buro 24/7 Middle East's exclusive interview with the artist behind the new pop-up here, and read our essential guide to Art Dubai 2015 here.

Art Dubai Island

Art Dubai Island

Art Dubai Island

Art Dubai Island

Art Dubai takes place at Madinat Jumeirah from March 18 – 21, 2015