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Dubai Design Week

The region's largest creative festival


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 Dubai Design District (d3) alone, who attended the varied programme of design-related events, exhibitions, performances, awards, talks, workshops and interactive experiences.

Key components of Dubai Design Week include Downtown Design, the region’s leading fair for high-quality and original design; Global Grad Show, which brings together projects from 100 of the most innovative universities across the world; Abwab, which translates as ‘doors’ in Arabic - is an annually remodeled exhibition dedicated to commissioning work from across the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia; alongside an extensive talks and workshop programme.

Affirming Dubai’s status as a global gateway city, Dubai Design Week aims to provide a dynamic environment where design meets opportunity, and economic diversity is encouraged.
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