Dubai Design Week
Held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, Dubai Design Week returns for its sixth edition, 9-14 November 2020
This year, Dubai Design Week turns its spotlight on the regional design scene under the theme of redefining and reimagining the way we will live in the near and distant future
Within a safe open-air setting in Dubai Design District (d3), the 2020 edition of the creative festival will stage a series of installations and urban interventions and outdoor experiences
Downtown Design’s exhibition ‘The Shape of things to come’ will present interior design and architecture concepts of the future
A world-first exhibition of the best social impact innovation projects from the region, the inaugural MENA Grad Show will present university projects that make the world a better place
Iraqi designer Hozan Zangana has been awarded this year’s Abwab commission for his proposal ‘Fata Morgana’, a conceptual framework in an open-plan arrangement featuring focal pillars representing each of the seven Emirates
The winning concept for Urban Commissions 2020, supported by A.R.M. Holding, has been awarded to Emirati and Saudi architects Reema Almheiri and Lujain Alatiq, for their design of an innovative outdoor retail experience
In view of the challenges created by the ongoing pandemic and the repercussions on the local creative sector, a new UAE Designer Exhibition will act as a platform to highlight 20 local and UAE-based creatives
Engaging experiences and initiatives will be staged by country-specific organisations, including the Embassy of Switzerland, the Institut Francais and the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Staged in strategic partnership with Dubai Design District (d3), with the support of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (DCAA) and A.R.M. Holding,
Dubai Design Week returns 9-14 November 2020 with a diverse programme of events and activities including exhibitions, installations and pop-ups at its main hub in Dubai Design District (d3), alongside new online elements accessible globally, such as a digital fair for design brands and a series of virtual talks programmes.
Responding to the current reality of travel restrictions and physical distancing, the festival will offer new opportunities to the Middle East’s creative community, giving centre stage to local and regional talent and reflecting on the role of designers in redefining the way we live in a COVID-impacted world.