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5 Things To Check Out At Dubai Design Week 2021

Taking place from 8th-13th November 2021, Dubai Design Week is back with its annual week-long festival celebrating all things creativity, innovation and design. The free-to-attend event offers an extensive list of exhibitions, installations, engaging activities and pop-ups, talks and workshops, accessible for visitors at all levels.

Dubai Design Week is owned and managed by the Art Dubai Group, and is held under the dedicated patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (DCAA). It is in strategic partnership with Dubai Design District (d3), and supported by Dubai Culture & Arts Authority and A.R.M. Holding.

With over 200+ activities staged at the festival’s main hub in Dubai Design District (d3) and around the city, visitors can enjoy a diverse line-up of impactful experiences and here are the top 5 we’ll be looking forward to checking out…

Download the Dubai Design Week app to discover the whole programme, register for Downtown Design and be kept updated on the latest health and safety guideline 

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The Marketplace

Did someone say shopping? Anyone attending Dubai Design Week will have the opportunity to shop from a carefully curated selection of pieces from around 80 of Dubai’s best craftspeople, small businesses and creatives that will be selling their high quality and locally made wares.

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2040: d3 Architecture Exhibition

Digital is now the future and one way to reimagine and predict what the world could potentially look like not long from now! 2040: d3 Architecture Exhibition does just that as it is a multimedia showcase that features five concepts of what Dubai could look like in 20 years from now, presented by five different architecture firms.

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The MENA Grad Show

The MENA Grad Show is exactly that – a showcase of the 50 best social impact innovation projects from some of the most talented minds emerging from the UAE’s universities.

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UAE Designer Exhibition 2.0

The UAE Designer Exhibition 2.0 will showcase work by 25 emerging and lesser known creatives and artists who create their work locally in the UAE in order to give them a platform.

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Downtown Design

Downtown Design is returning to an in-person event following the socially distanced couple of years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Now back in full swing for this year’s edition, November 8th-12th 2021 will see around 130 brands from over 20 countries as well as major national representations from European countries including Italy, Spain and France, and the largest exhibition of limited edition and collectable design to date.


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