Applications to take part in this year's Dubai Design Week are now open to partners - organisations, companies and individuals who wish to stage events showcasing products, services and ideas; collectively promoting and celebrating the city’s creativity, and design talent from Dubai, the UAE, across the region and around the world. Learn more here.
After six successful years of showcasing collectible design, Design Days Dubai will be reformed and renamed to take place as a key element within the Downtown Design fair in November, uniting the region’s two leading design events, as an integral part of Dubai Design Week.
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 remains the largest and most diverse gathering of designers ever to take place.
Downtown Design, the region’s only quality-driven design trade fair is the commercial centrepiece of Dubai Design Week. The fair returned for its 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 returned 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.
A diverse 6-day programme of exhibitions, installations, talks, educational workshops and more allowed visitors the opportunity to discover and engage with design. The free-to-attend programme served as a rich introduction to the design scene in the UAE, and built on the many events and exhibitions happening throughout the week and beyond.
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
Applications to take part in this year's Dubai Design Week are now open to partners - organisations, companies and individuals who wish to stage events showcasing products, services and ideas; collectively promoting and celebrating the city’s creativity, and design talent from Dubai, the UAE, across the region and around the world.
In partnership with Audi Middle East, Dubai Design Week invites designers living in the Middle East to submit their entries to the third edition of the Audi Innovation Award to be considered for once in a lifetime prize opportunity composed of mentoring, publicity and investment in the winning concept, as well as a trip to visit the Audi headquarters in Ingolstadt, Germany.
Dubai Design Week’s Head of Programming, Rawan Kashkoush is set to participate in a new initiative launched by the team behind Amman Design Week; a pilot version of a six-week course titled “Introduction to Curating Contemporary Design in the Middle East”.