Each year, Dubai Design Week invites designers, retailers, brands, manufacturers, creative studios, galleries, universities and more to take part in the region’s largest creative festival. Companies and individuals – ‘partners’ – organise varied events showcasing design talent from Dubai, the UAE, across the region and around the world. For more information, please email email@example.com
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.
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. In its latest edition, the exhibition was presented within a temporary structure made of repurposed bedsprings. Dubai Design Week 2018 will stage the fourth edition of Abwab within a dedicated pavilion designed by Architecture + Other, highlighting five cities; Amman, Beirut, Dubai, Jeddah and Kuwait City.
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.
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.
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
Design+Making UAE is the destination for those curious about the local design ecosystem. Staged by Tashkeel, Dubai’s art and design incubator that has been enabling UAE designers since 2008, this specially devised showcase will demonstrate design practice in the UAE from concept to completion.
Since the foundation of the Federation in 1971, The United Arab Emirates and France have built closer and closer ties. The relationship, built on friendship and trust, has been nurtured by a strategic alignment, close political cooperation, strong economic bonds and flagship projects in areas such as culture and education
The title ‘City of Design’ makes Dubai one of 24 cities around the world to have clearly demonstrated a commitment to using design as a strategic factor for sustainable urban development. Its also a celebration of the city's creativity, brought to life during Dubai Design Week.
As part of its recently announced ‘Design for Good’ programme, which aims to connect the design community through creative collaborations to support and promote social change, Dubai Design District is inviting designers from across the UAE to submit design for a piece of furniture or a functional object.