The key event of Dubai Design Week, Downtown Design is the Middle East’s leading fair for original design.

Advocating for and presenting high-quality design to industry professionals and design lovers, year-on-year the fair delivers a dynamic showcase, exhibiting the latest collections by leading international and regional brands alongside specially commissioned experiential projects and a thought-provoking line-up of talks and workshops.

Keeping it fresh and relevant for the visitors, each year, Downtown Design evolves the fair experience by inviting experts of the field to collaborate on the fair’s key public areas. For its 2019 edition, visitors were able to engage with a multi-faceted expression of contemporary design as three leading design practices presented never-seen-before concepts specially commissioned for the fair.

Downtown Editions, the fair’s dedicated section for limited-edition and bespoke design presented the next generation of design talent.

Exploring the potential of the region’s design market, the 2019 programme of talks and workshops at Downtown Design, The Forum, featured leading international experts sharing insights into brand building, harnessing the power of digital marketing and the emerging industry trends. Design professionals were able to access unique opportunities to network, raise their profile and connect with a select group of industry decision-makers with the fair's Trade Programme.