Families and visitors of all ages will find themselves at the epicentre of all things design.

The Dubai Culture Creative Lab will host live demos and drop-in activities for all ages, to explore materials and design processes, from traditional crafts to 3-D printing whilst design professionals can elevate their skills with a masterclass offered by Re:Urban Studio in miniature prototype design and the local design ecosystem.

A range of special workshops for children will take place at Making Space throughout the weekend which include activities from Thermoforming, where the participants will recycle plastic bags into various objects by learning about material design, manufacturing, sustainability, product prototyping using vacuum forming technique, to a workshop exploring the Japanese art of paper folding to create Giant Origami Animalswith only a square sheet of paper.

Weekend visitors will find one-of-a-kind items made by local artisans in the Merchants and Makers Market and contemporary art, design, architecture and cultural inspired items at the Art Jameel pop-up shop. Visitors will also be able to get a glimpse of what is in store for Expo 2020 at its interactive pop-up and see Swiss watchmaker Rado’s exhibition devoted to the father of modern architecture, Le Corbusier.

Deliveroo is bringing ‘Design, Delivered’ to the region as their first-ever interactive (and delicious) pop-up alongside which visitors can also experience a unique retail experience at the La Suite pop-up.

For food and drink in an expanded creative outdoor space, step into Akiba Garden. The restaurant, known for its Japanese Street Food-based fusions, will host street jazz and DJs in the Garden Friday and Saturday nights.

Visitors will be able to engage with design through hands-on experiences, and thought leaders and international experts giving talks throughout the weekend - including addressing the challenges of tomorrow, at the Main Stage. Get crucial design industry insights at The Forum at Downtown Design. Hear what innovation and tech might do in the future at theAudi Innovation Talks, and find out how design is having a positive impact on people and the planet at the Innovating for Social Impact conference.

Dubai Design District (d3) will transform throughout the festival with special installations, including Madar held at Downtown Editions within Downtown Design, offering a look at the current state of design in the Middle East, interactive sculpture The Maze, commissioned work from India, the Eastern Provinces of Saudi Arabia and Lebanon in Abwab and many more.

Weekend visitors to Dubai Design District (d3) will see key highlight events of Dubai Design Week including the most anticipated showcase of design projects that make the world a better place, the Global Grad Show.