Dubai Design Week, 2019
an accessible meeting point for the global design community, a platform for regional design and acts as a catalyst for the growth of the creative community
Held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority. Dubai Design Week is the largest creative festival in the Middle East, reflecting Dubai’s position as the regional capital of design. The six-day programme covers a range of design disciplines including architecture, product design, interiors, multimedia and graphic design, with the majority of events being free to attend and accessible for both industry and public.
Dubai Design Week serves as an accessible meeting point for the global design community, a platform for regional design and acts as a catalyst for the growth of the creative community in Dubai and the UAE. The 2018 edition attracted 75,000 visitors to d3 alone who attended the varied programme of design-related events, exhibitions, performances, awards, talks, workshops and experiences.
Key components of Dubai Design Week include the region’s leading design fair, Downtown Design; Global Grad Show, which brings together projects from 100 of the most innovative universities across the world; Abwab, the curated and interactive project containing original design from the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia; alongside an extensive talks and workshop programme.