An active platform for design and creativity in the region, as well as a catalyst for the growth of the local creative community, the festival is a key component of the region’s cultural calendar.

With a focus on creative talent in the UAE, progressive youth as well as restorative and circular design, the 7th edition of Dubai Design Week will present a physical programme at the festival’s main hub in Dubai Design District (d3) and across the city, complemented by digital activations.

Creative studios, individuals, institutions and organisations, manufacturers and makers are invited to reach out with innovative ideas for staging multi-disciplinary collaborations, pop-up exhibitions, cultural showcases, installations or unique digital experiences, talks, workshops or masterclasses. Our team can advise on the most suitable format for your participation, whether staged independently in your own space or incorporated into the festival’s own curated programmes.

For submissions proposing outdoor installations and urban interventions, we are encouraging the production of semi-permanent public space interventions putting forward solutions for the urban realm. Projects that have a plan for its afterlife or that are circular, sustainable or zero-waste will be prioritised.

Providing more in-depth information on the programme outline for Dubai Design Week 2021, focus topics and opportunities, partner briefings will be held from 25 May. To attend the briefings or find out more about a specific area of interest, please reach out to the team via

Deadline to submit proposals is Thursday 30 June, 2021