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Dubai Design Week now welcomes applications for innovative ideas for staging activations, cultural exhibitions, pop-ups, installations or unique digital experiences, across various creative disciplines.

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The annual platform for creatives of neighbouring communities across the Middle East, North Africa & South Asia (MENASA) regions, Abwab will in its 2021 edition present the latest innovations in…

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UAE Designer Exhibition 2.0

Dubai Design Week’s showcase focused on emerging designers in the UAE calls upon creatives of the local community to submit their homegrown, innovative designs.

Deadline to submit proposals is 15 August 2021

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Urban Commissions 2021: PLAY!

Supported by A.R.M. Holding, the annually themed Dubai Design Week design competition Urban Commissions presents the opportunity for creatives in the region to produce an urban design feature or…

Deadline to submit proposals is 30 July 2021

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Abwab translates to ‘doors’ in Arabic and is an annually remodeled key feature of the Dubai Design Week programme, dedicated to commissioning work from across the Middle East, North Africa and South…

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Downtown Design

Taking place 8-12 November 2021, Downtown Design, the Middle East’s leading design fair for original and high-quality design, will offer exhibitors a unique platform to access creative and commercial…

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Global Grad Show

Global Grad Show is a programme for university graduates across the world whose research tackles social and environmental issues.

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The Marketplace

The Dubai Design Week Marketplace is an outdoor retail initiative and a key component of the largest creative festival in the Middle East.

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Urban Commissions

Launched in 2014 to celebrate the UAE’s growing design-conscious urban development and to engage with the local design community and manufacturing industries, Urban Commissions is an annually themed…

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2020 Programme


The Dubai Design Week Marketplace

Visitors discovered the best of local artisans, creatives and small businesses at a brand new open-air retail experience, the Dubai Design Week Marketplace

Day 4 Highlights | Dubai Design Week 2020

The weekend programme invited families and children to celebrate the best of the Middle East’s design scene with outdoor installations, exhibitions and drop-in workshops.

Day 3 Highlights | Dubai Design Week 2020

A range of exhibitions were staged in d3 ranging from ‘Tanween’ by Tashkeel and ‘Mn Laila’ by Hamzat Wasl to ‘Space Exploration and Design’ by The Institut Français in the UAE and many more

Day 2 Highlights | Dubai Design Week 2020

The festival invited visitors to explore its extensive programme of events and activities happening around Dubai Design District (d3) and engage in creative workshops.

Day 1 Highlights | Dubai Design Week 2020

Dubai Design Week 2020 kicked off and welcomed visitors to the exhibitions and installations following all guidelines and safety measures.

Global Grad Show 2020

Global Grad Show is a year-round programme for university graduates and professors who are working on solutions for a better world.

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