Downtown Design, the Middle East’s leading design fair for original and high-quality design, returned to a full, live and in-person edition at a time of renewed optimism, business activity and creative inspiration across the region.

November’s fair celebrated high-quality design from around the world, hosting brands from over 20 countries as well as major national representations from European countries including Italy, Spain and France. The fair also featured the largest exhibition of limited-edition and collectible design to date, with a particular focus on the Middle East’s creative scene.

Visitors enjoyed a busy programme of conference sessions, workshops and high-level networking events during the fair. Leading architects, interior and product designers and new, upcoming creative talents were present throughout the four days to share their insights, strategies and new creative directions.