Held under the patronage of HH Sheikha Latifa Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, 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 is made up of +200 events covering design across a range of disciplines including architecture, product, furniture, interior and graphic design.
Staged in partnership with Dubai Design District (d3), Dubai Design Week provides 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. In 2017, the annual event attracted 60,000 visitors to Dubai Design District alone who attended and engaged with the varied programme of design-related events, exhibitions, performances, awards, talks and workshops and experiences.
The 2018 programme for the fourth edition of Dubai Design Week will feature the region’s leading design fair, Downtown Design, and its inaugural showcase dedicated to limited-edition design, Downtown Editions;Global Grad Show, which brings together projects from 100 of the most innovative universities across the world; and Abwab, the curated and interactive project containing original design from the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia.
Free to attend and accessible for the industry and the public, Dubai Design Week is owned and managed by the Art Dubai Group.