Sir David Adjaye leads largest programme of design talks

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.

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AUDI INNOVATION AWARD SUBMISSIONS EXTENDED

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.

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Partner Programme

DXBDW reflects the broadest spectrum of design talent across the city. This year the DXBDW will feature 200 events and activities staged by over 100 partner organisations, from presentations from world-famous brands to hands-on workshops for children.

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Visit d3

Dubai Design District (d3) is readying itself for a series of creative events for the autumn. Already a bustling creative community, it’s well worth a visit to stake out your favourite restaurant and retailers before the event season.

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Exploring Zaha Hadid’s legacy with blogger Shaima Al-Tamimi

London calling! Today, travel and food blogger Shaima Al-Tamimi from Abu Dhabi/Doha will take over our Instagram account to explore Zaha Hadid’s legacy in the London.

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Abwab Returns

One of the key components of DXDBW, Abwab returns for its third incarnation. The influential showcase for design from the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia continues its dynamic approach to bringing design thinking to life.

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ANNOUNCING THE EXHIBITORS FOR DOWNTOWN DESIGN 2017

Downtown Design, the leading design trade show in the Middle East for original, high quality design has announced its largest and most significant show to date.

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Dubai Design Week Graphic Identity for 2017

The campaign identity for DXBDW 2017 has just been released.

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Aljoud Lootah takes over DXBDW’s Instagram

Have you checked out our Instagram account recently? If not, today is definitely the day to do it.

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We're looking for Interns!

Dubai Design Week and its associated events are always looking for driven design enthusiasts and professionals to join our growing team based in Dubai, UAE.

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Instagram Takeover from ‘Iconic City’ Casablanca

Today, there’s something special happening on our Instagram account: Journalist and radio anchor Mouna Belgrini will take over from Casablanca! From Africa’s first skyscraper above 16 storeys, to all the gorgeous murals - she will walk you through the beautiful streets full of street art, iconic architecture and history.

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Downtown Design Registration Now Open

Downtown Design is at the centre of the DXBDW programme, providing the only platform in the Middle East for the region’s trade professionals to discover original, high quality design from all over the world.

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Global Grad Show participants team up with Dutch Heart Foundation

During Global Grad Show 2015, PhD candidate at TU Eindhoven Bin Yu and Dutch designer Rogier Arent showed us, how great design can reshape the value of technology. Their invention Heart Bloom could best be described as ‘heart calligraphy’, translating biodata into a visual and thus enhancing self-awareness.

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1 Week Left to Take Part in Dubai Design Week

For all who want to independently stage an event, installation, or be part of the week's celebration of all things design, there is just 1 week left to apply to take part in this year's Dubai Design Week.

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Ceramicist Michael Rice takes up summer residency in Bali

Congratulations to UAE-based ceramist who has been selected from an international open call by Gaya Ceramic Center, in Ubud (Bali) for its two-month Resident Artist Programme

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Architectural Digest Middle East Top 50

Downtown Design fair director, Rue Kothari and Editor and Journalist, Pratyush Sarup collaborate with AD Middle East to write the second edition of the annual AD 50 list.

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