Dubai Design week is just around the corner, returning for its fifth edition, this week promises a diverse program with hundreds of events highlighting the design identity of the UAE and wider region. With its hub in d3, Dubai Design Week is reinforcing the design scene in Dubai and fortifying the city as a major destination for design enthusiasts.

Dubai Design Week is considered the largest creative festival in the Middle East, it compasses a range of disciplines including architecture, product design, interiors and multimedia. The festival’s programme consists of design-related events, exhibitions, installations, competitions, talks and workshops.

Key events include the region’s leading design fair, Downtown Design that will present top international brands with strong presence in the Middle East, while the fair’s dedicated showcase for high-quality and original design, Downtown Editions, will present a focus on regional talent; Global Grad Show that brings together works 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. Abwab will host designers from Lebanon, the Eastern Provinces of Saudi Arabia (supported by Ithra), and India.

Dubai Design Week is held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority

Dubai Design week will take place from the 11th until the 16th of November.