Downtown Design is the leading design fair in the Middle East and a catalyst for growth in the region’s creative scene.
The anchor event of Dubai Design Week, Downtown Design 2023 marked the 10th edition of the fair and showcased over 300 internationally renowned brands and manufacturers alongside independent designers, collectives and studios from the region and beyond, featuring their latest collections, innovative products and design solutions. The fair was complemented by a line-up of creative experiences, pop-up concepts and a roster of panel discussions and masterclasses at The Forum.
Providing a dynamic environment where design meets opportunity, Downtown Design is an annual point of connection for the local and international design communities, bringing together thought-leaders and decision-makers of the global and regional design stage to Dubai, every November, reaffirming the city’s position as the design capital of the Middle East.
The 10th edition of Downtown Design took place on 8 - 11 November, 2023, on the d3 Waterfront Terrace in Dubai Design District (d3).
In response to the devastating events occurring in Gaza, visitors to Downtown Design were asked to pay an entrance fee of AED 25. The total funds raised were matched by the Art Dubai Group and donated to Emirates Red Crescent to support the many innocent civilians affected by this tragedy.
Downtown Design is owned and managed by the Art Dubai Group, staged in strategic partnership with Dubai Design District (d3), a member of TECOM Group PJSC, and supported by Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture).