Dubai Design Week 2017
Design Week, Multiple venues, Dubai, UAE.
Established in 2015 in partnership with Dubai Design District (d3), Dubai Design Week is owned and managed by the Art Dubai Group. By engaging and showcasing design talent in Dubai, from across the region and around the world, Dubai Design Week’s activity is carefully balanced to support and stimulate Dubai’s design economy and to engage the Design Week’s diverse audience.
Dubai is set to further develop its status as a cutting-edge, vibrant global design hub with the return of Dubai Design Week at locations across the city. Staged in partnership with Dubai Design District (d3), the six-day event, which boasts a varied and comprehensive programme of contemporary design, aims to attract more than 50,000 visitors including architects, designers, thought-leaders, influencers and public audiences from the region and around the world.
This year’s programme of more than 200 events, up by 35 per cent from last year, includes an extensive talks and workshops programme that will open with Sir David Adjaye, one of the world’s most influential architects, in conversation with Emirati commentator Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi; a series of free-to-attend exhibitions including “Iconic City” that will return this year with a focus on the design culture of Casablanca; installations from both regional and international designers that will celebrate the creative diversity of Dubai and the largest public programme to date with family day activities, product launches, live performances, awards and a unique design market.
Dubai Design Week 2017 is supported by Meraas, who are responsible for a unique portfolio of urban destinations, such as City Walk, The Beach, Boxpark, Last Exit, The Outlet Village, Kite Beach, Bluewaters, La Mer and Al Seef, that are designed to make Dubai and the UAE better for people to live, work and visit; and Audi, the long-time supporter of Dubai Design Week, which will this year launch the second Audi Innovation Award - a competition for design research and the highlighting of innovative ideas.