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 a united platform for design talent from across the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia.

The objective of the Abwab experience at Dubai Design Week is to celebrate elements of the culture and environment represented by selected designers using architecture, graphic, industrial, product, furniture and spatial design.

As Dubai continues to establish itself as a global meeting point for the international design community, it has the responsibility to perform as a leader in supporting regional design. By summoning key players to collaborate and present opportunities for cultural exchange, Abwab acts as a recurring point of intersection for talents from the region and audiences. 171 designers have participated to date.