Sir David Adjaye is regarded as one of the world’s most influential architects and designers. Speaking for the first time in the UAE, Sir David will take the Dubai Design Week stage in conversation with renowned commentator Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi.
Global Grad Show is a globally unique exhibition of innovation, inventions and technology that will transform our future, all showcased by the world’s next generation of design talent. With over 200 projects from 90 of the leading universities in 40 countries on six continents, it will remain the largest and most diverse gathering of designers ever to take place.
Downtown Design (14-17 November), the region’s only quality-driven design trade fair is the commercial centrepiece of Dubai Design Week. The fair returns for a fifth edition with its largest and most diverse curation of best-in-class international and regional brands, plus a full programme of events curated for the design professional.
Named after the Arabic word for ‘doors’, Abwab is dedicated to taking visitors on a design journey across the region and promoting its creative talent. Abwab returns for 2017 with a revised format moving away from installation-based conceptual work to present a curated and styled exhibition focusing on product design from across the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia housed within a temporary pavilion structure built into the walkways of d3.
Iconic City is a research-led exhibition and pop-up series, premiered in Dubai aimed at bringing to life the people and pulse that makes each creative city in the region unique. For 2017, Design Week shines a spotlight on Casablanca, Morocco, one of the most important creative hubs in North Africa.
Dubai Design Week’s high-impact sculptural, architectural and experiential public installations will be created by a handpicked selection of renowned international and local designers, artists and architects and will be positioned at strategic locations around the city, including the world’s tallest building Burj Khalifa.
Dubai Design Week is held under the Patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-Chairman of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority
Calling all GCC & Levant designer-innovators: the submission date for the second Audi Innovation Award has been extended until 1 October. Designers in the region are invited to respond to the theme of ‘Autonomy’ for the chance to win a prize worth $25k.
As the largest design event in Middle East, North Africa and South Asia, Dubai Design Week celebrates the region’s diverse creative thinking through its exhibitions ‘Abwab’ and ‘Iconic City’. This year’s Abwab returns revised as a contemporary snapshot of products [...]