Flowermaking workshop

Carrying on its lively and creative calendar of events and experiences over the first six months of 2022 to ‘rethink the regular’, Dubai Design District (d3) launches Rethink Summer, a curated community programme of pop-ups, workshops, masterclasses and activities for the upcoming summer season.

The programme, which runs from 20 July to 26 August, aims to reinforce Dubai’s position as a global creative hub, and presents a vibrant array of activities – from summer flower arranging and indoor plant styling classes, to sustainable robotics by Junkbot, non-spray graffiti workshops, summer hairstyling and make-up tips, hip hop classes, bootcamp sessions, photography masterclasses, candle making, personal branding sessions and a colouring wall for all. Influencer and designer Zeynab Al Helw is also presenting an exclusive pop-up for her socially responsible fashion brand Reborn Society. All the activities will take place in d3 Summer Hub at building 6 in Dubai Design District (d3), a creative hub by TECOM Group dedicated to design, fashion, architecture, art and retail.

Home to creatives and entrepreneurs, d3 brings its community together once again to showcase the district’s extraordinary collective talent. Its enriching and diverse summer programme brings yet further opportunities for creatives of all ages to exchange ideas, share creativity and be inspired during the unrushed summer months. Visitors can experience pop-ups and activations covering lifestyle, sustainability, technology and DIY with a special line-up of events for children.

Rethink Summer Programme

Bootcamp by CAMP
Break a sweat pushing your fitness levels at bootcamp classes hosted by CAMP. Taking place every Sunday at 7pm at The Block in d3, these serotonin-pumping bootcamp sessions will leave you feeling refreshed, re-energised and ready for the summer. CAMP’s bootcamp is a 50-minute full body, weight sessions comprising of functional movement aimed at strengthening the body and empowering the mind.
When: Sundays, 7pm
Location: The Block, d3

BOOTCAMP by Camp Studio
BOOTCAMP by Camp Studio

How to build a powerful brand from zero to infinity masterclass
Fashion influencer and Soho Studio entrepreneur, Wardah Mushtaq, will be unveiling trade secrets on how you can perfect your personal brand. With more than 304,000 followers on Instagram, you can be sure you’re receiving tried, tested and impactful advice on how to build your public profile.
When: Wednesday, 27 July
Location: d3 Summer Hub

Summer glow masterclass by Kiko Milano
Dress up for the season at a make-up masterclass by global cosmetics brand, KIKO Milano. From blending your foundation for natural, sun-kissed skin to augmenting your features, this hands-on workshop will have you serving up swanky summer styles in no time. Get ready to have access to beauty tips with Kiko’s regional make-up artist.
When: Thursday, 28 July
Location: d3 Summer Hub

Makeup masterclass
Makeup masterclass

Style your hair for summer masterclasses by Schwarzkopf
Test out new dos and styles for the summer. Renowned hairstyling brand Schwarzkopf is bringing expert stylists to teach you different ways to treat your locks this summer, from unique hairstyles to classic braids. Sessions for both men and women and a dedicated braiding session too.
When: Fridays, 5, 12 and 19 August
Location: d3 Summer Hub

Hairstyles for women masterclass
Hairstyles for women masterclass

Summer flower arranging by Maison des Fleurs
Striking flowers in every colour are a staple of summer. Learn how to create the perfect floral arrangement to brighten up your home or gift a friend under the expert guidance of Maison des Fleurs.
When: Saturdays, 6 and 13 August
Location: Maison des Fleurs at d3

Flowermaking workshop
Flowermaking workshop

Summer scent candle making workshop by From The Arabs
Homegrown candlemakers From The Arabs quickly became a big hit following their debut at the Dubai Design Week Marketplace in 2020, in d3. Since then, their signature terracotta clay pots and wooden wicks are seen at shops, cafes and homes across the city. From The Arabs was created to reinvigorate Emirati culture with traditional scents usually found in Emirati homes such as bokhour and incense. Learn how to create your own candle under their guidance during Rethink Summer.
When: Friday, 21 July and Saturday, 22 July
Location: d3 Summer Hub

From The Arabs Workshop
From The Arabs Workshop

Organic Plant Care Workshop
Home to high quality and eye-catching potted plants, Green Hands knows a thing or two about nurturing your green thumb. Learn how to take care of your plants without using any harmful chemicals at this immersive workshop led by their expert caretakers.
When: Sunday, 7 August
Location: d3 Summer Hub

Style Your Interiors with Plants Workshop
Perfect for all plant parents, new and veteran, Green Hands is hosting another refreshing workshop where you can learn how to best care for and style your indoor plants.
When: Sunday, 21 August
Location: d3 Summer Hub

HIP HOP classes for adults and kids
Whether you dance for fitness or for fun, hip hop dance classes by Dance It Forward will not disappoint.
Classes will cover street dances and choreographies such as freestyle, hip hop, whaaking, locking and popping and more – and specially adapted classes for kids as well.
When: Every Tuesday and Friday in July and August for adults and every Saturday in July and August for kids
Location: d3 Summer Hub

HIP HOP classes adults + kids
HIP HOP classes adults + kids

Non-spray graffiti workshop for kids
Graffiti sessions will introduce students to different styles of graffiti such as tags, throws and piece. Students will learn the basic historical journey through hip hop culture and how art from ancient civilisations effect and develop today’s graffiti. The workshop will let kids and their creative spirits run free.
When: Sunday, 31 July and Sunday, 14 August
Location: d3 Summer Hub

Sustainable robotics workshop by Junkbot
Turn junk into a robot this summer at d3. Hosted by Junkbot, these two-hour sessions will see children upcycle waste into their very own summer robot friends. It includes a 30-minute Q&A so children can satisfy their curiosity.
When: Sunday, 24 July and Sunday, 14 August
Location: d3 Summer Hub

Community colouring wall
Dubai Design District is unveiling a community colouring wall at d3 Summer Hub. Not just for children, this massive creative surface invites all d3 visitors to let their imagination takeover as they colour between the lines.
When: Ongoing
Location: d3 Summer Hub

Reborn Society pop-up
Influencer and designer Zeynab ElHelw is bringing her socially responsible brand Reborn Society to d3 with a Rethink Summer exclusive pop-up shop. The brand’s trendy and sustainable collections will be on display and available for purchase at with a portion of sales going to UNHCR to support refugees worldwide. The pop up will introduce the sustainable Summer Mix – with a colourful palette of positive fresh vibes for your summer wardrobe and all made from 100% organic cotton and recycled materials.
When: Ongoing
Location: d3 Summer Hub

In the first six months of 2022, d3 has presented: its winter programme of pop-ups and workshops; Men’s and Women’s Arab Fashion Weeks; Rethink Art; and various F&B offerings and workshops for the Holy Month of Ramadan. The autumn will see the return of Women’s Arab Fashion Week, Dubai Design Week and much more.

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