The Dubai Design Week Marketplace, a weekend long, outdoor, retail experience returned to Dubai Design District (d3) for a second edition from 12-13 November.

This year presented an even more varied experience, with 50+ new participants, as well as a curated selection to support designers and producers working in Beirut; from mouth blown glass and artisanal Lebanese delicacies to ceramics, and unique hand-crafted designs.

Catering to all tastes, a wide range of products were available including stylish vintage sunglasses and sustainable fashion, as well as ethical home décor from Afghanistan, Egypt and Sri Lanka, handmade camel leather bags, contemporary henna and unique ceramic designs. For the foodies d3 is home to some of the most popular eateries and coffee spots and the market offered a wide range of choices to suit every ones tastes, from donuts to cruffins, West African vegan food and Mattar Farm meats, French cheeses and Taiwanese teas.

For those who wished to get in touch with their creative side, 30+ workshops for all age ranges took place in the Making Space. As well as building fantastical cities, fun water colour spray painting and flower pressing, you can make your own pen, craft your own pot and plant your own Ghaf seed.

For the sartorial, free beard trims were being offered. For the adventurous, the opportunity to test an electric skateboard.

The Marketplace is a consciously curated shopping experience for all the family located in a safe outdoor setting in the heart of Dubai Design District (d3), supported by Dubai Culture and Arts Authority.

View full vendor list here.