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  • Dubai Design Week

    The region’s largest creative festival
    9 - 14 November 2020

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Dubai Design Week is held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority



Abwab translates as ‘doors’ in Arabic and is an annually remodelled exhibition responding to an evolving creative landscape and new blends of designers. It is the only initiative of its kind to offer…

Exhibitions, Installations

Dubai Design Week

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Global Grad Show

Global Grad Show, held in partnership with the Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD), provides first-hand access to the next generation of innovators creating solutions for a better world.


Dubai Design Week

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Downtown Design

The key event of Dubai Design Week, Downtown Design is the Middle East’s leading fair for high-quality, original design.


Dubai Design District (d3)

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Dubai Culture Creative Lab

A highlight of Dubai Design Week, the Dubai Culture Creative Lab offered a programme of live demos and drop-in activities exploring materials and design processes, each focusing on a specific…


Dubai Design District (d3)

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Experts at the forefront of design, from global leaders to local influencers, came together for talks in knowledge-exchange programmes throughout Dubai Design Week.


Dubai Design District (d3)

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Dubai Ideathon

Dubai Culture & Arts Authority and the Art Dubai Group have launched #Dubaiideathon, an initiative that invited proposals responding to the challenges in the creative and cultural sectors caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Across the world, the pandemic has caused a crisis in the creative industries that is largely composed of small businesses and the self-employed. This collective call-to-action aimed to find solutions that can be put into practice to support local cultural industries.

An open call held from April 2-4, welcomed everyone to submit ideas and to work together to address the many challenges and explore new possibilities going forward. Submissions are now being taken through to a series of workshops, to result in well-defined proposals which will then be put to industry experts to help devise strategies to implement.

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Global Grad Show open call for COVID-19 collateral issues

How can we provide reliable health information and care to hard-to-reach communities? Project Shifra uses technology to offer public health services to vulnerable populations.⁠

Dubai Design Week 2019 | Overview Film

The festival welcomed over 90,000 visitors to take part in over 200 programmes and activities.

Downtown Design 2019 | Highlights

A key event of Dubai Design Week the region’s leading design fair features international and regional brands, alongside a stellar talks programme at the The Forum, specially commissioned projects and…

Voices of Design | Featuring Aljoud Lootah

Leading Emirati designer Aljoud Lootah talks about how regional creatives are offering a new perspective on the Middle East by interpreting their culture and traditions for a global audience.

Voices of Design | Featuring Tarik Al Zaharna of T.ZED Architects

The Founder and Director of the Dubai-based practice talks about how a new generation of regional designers and clients is driving the growing demand for high-quality design solutions across the…

Global Grad Show 2019

Dubai Design Week’s highlight event, Global Grad Show is an exhibition of social impact innovation from graduate students across the world.

2019 Programme

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