Downtown Design

The Middle East 's Leading Design Fair

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DOWNTOWN DESIGN’S RETURN TO THE D3 WATERFRONT
Downtown Design’s return to a full, live and in-person fair this November 8-12 will capture an important moment of rejuvenation and opportunity in the Middle Eastern design market.

November’s fair will celebrate high-quality design from around the world, hosting brands from over 20 countries as well as major national representations from European countries including Italy, Spain and France. The fair will also feature the largest exhibition of limited-edition and collectible design to date, with a particular focus on the Middle East’s creative scene.

A commercial highlight of Dubai Design Week, the region’s largest creative festival, Downtown Design attracts top-tier industry audience – architects, interior designers, specifiers, hoteliers and developers, as well as HNWIs and public visitors from the Middle East, Africa, South Asia and beyond.

The 8th edition of the region’s leading fair for contemporary and high-quality design will present dedicated sections across key industry sectors, featuring the latest collections by international and regional brands, alongside country pavilions that will promote their native design talent to the Middle East. Downtown Editions, the fair’s boutique showcase for limited-edition and bespoke design will offer a new generation of independent designers, collectives and studios a platform to raise their profile and get discovered.

From conceptual scenographies by regional architects and interior designers that will offer visitors an opportunity to explore emerging trends and Downtown Design’s talks series featuring global industry opinion leaders, to onsite networking events and Connect Programme, the fair’s dedicated trade platform that offers brands direct access to key design professionals, the exhibition will be complemented with an extensive collateral programme attracting B2B as well as B2C audiences.

Attracting over 19,000 visitors including the region's top design firms, industry decision-makers and influencers, Downtown Design 2019 showcased over 200 international and regional brands from over 30 countries. In 2020, Downtown Design presented a hybrid programme with digital and onsite activations during Dubai Design Week. With this year's exhibition, Downtown Design continues to serve as a conduit for the industry, connecting brands with buyers and helping the industry navigate the opportunities and challenges presented by a rapidly evolving design landscape.

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