Arts & Culture

Dubai Design Week showcases the creativity of the region

Immerse yourself in exciting exhibitions, workshops and talks.

Dubai is a city filled with excellent design, from the city’s skyline to trendy galleries. So if you love architecture and design, you should beeline for Dubai Design Week, which provides a platform for individuals and companies to showcase their design work. Taking place from 8 to 13 November, it has an exciting line-up of exhibitions, workshops, markets and talks.

Dubai Design Week is an annual event, and it is now in its eighth season. The festival is created in partnership with Dubai Design District (d3) and Dubai Culture. Plus, it fittingly takes place at d3, a cool hub for art, design, fashion and architecture.

Dubai Design Week

This year’s programme focuses on sustainability and how this can be incorporated into disciplines including architecture, product design, interiors and multimedia.

If you want to meet designers, head down to The Forum at Downtown Design. Running from 9 to 12 November, it includes talks from international speakers, designers and brands. Throughout the festival there are workshops for visitors of all ages, where you can learn from world-renowned professionals.

Dubai Design Week

Immerse yourself in the latest cutting-edge installations at Design With Impact, which brings together local and international names. Plus, the UAE Designer Exhibition showcases the best local designers.

If you want to take away a souvenir from the event, make sure you visit d3 Design Market by FLTRD. The fair includes ready-to-wear items, local artisanal products and homeware.

Dubai Design Week

Khadija Al Bastaki, Vice President of d3, said: “We are proud to present the eighth edition of Dubai Design Week, which is set to be – once again – a very exciting highlight of Dubai’s autumn calendar. We look forward to bringing the design and creative community together to engage, connect and be inspired by the ideas, talents and artisans presented across installations, exhibitions, talks, workshops, the Downtown Design fair and the market.”

Creativity awaits.

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