About Dubai Design Week

Held under the patronage of HH Sheikha Latifa Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, Dubai Culture & Arts Authority. Dubai Design Week is the largest creative festival in the Middle East, reflecting Dubai’s position as the regional capital of design. The six-day programme is made up of events covering a range of design disciplines including architecture, product, furniture, interior and graphic design, the majority of which are free to attend and accessible for both industry and public.

Dubai Design Week provides an accessible meeting point for the global design community, a platform for regional design and acts as a catalyst for the growth of the creative community in Dubai and the UAE. The 2018 edition attracted 75,000 visitors to d3 alone who attended the varied programme of design-related events, exhibitions, performances, awards, talks, workshops and experiences.

Key components of Dubai Design Week include the region’s leading design fair, Downtown Design; Global Grad Show, which brings together projects from 100 of the most innovative universities across the world; Abwab, the curated and interactive project containing original design from the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia; alongside an extensive talks and workshop programme.

Cementing Dubai as a creative capital of the region and positioning Dubai as a central meeting point, reaffirming Dubai as a global gateway city, Dubai Design Week aims to provide a dynamic environment where design meets opportunity and a platform for enabling the region’s talent and growing the creative community, enabling economic diversity and development as well as increase public awareness and appreciation of all aspects of design.

Dubai Design Week is owned and managed by the Art Dubai Group, staged in partnership with d3, and supported by Audi and Dubai Culture as headline partners.

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