"I see my role as enhancing the fair's existing strengths," Nusseibeh tells me. "I wouldn't say that it doesn't have legs as it is – it does – but I've been attending Abu Dhabi Art almost since the first edition and I've seen it evolve.
In a round-up, The Art Newspaper's Anna Somers Cocks described last year's show as an "artistically interesting and rather jolly" long weekend that was part-family-focused cultural event and part-fair.
Nusseibeh makes no bones about the role that writer, editor and uber-curator Omar Kholeif has played in attracting new blood to the Focus: Beyond Territory strand at this year's fair.
Abu Dhabi Art will run from November 8 to 11 at Manarat Al Saadiyat and other venues. For more information, visit www.abudhabiart.ae.