Dubai Design Week Returns To The Middle East This November

The Region's Largest Creative Festival Is Back

Here are the dates you need to save for Dubai Design Week 2018…

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30 September 2018

Dubai Design Week 2018

Returning for its fourth edition, Dubai Design Week is back this November for its biggest event yet as the occasion continues to grow, cementing Dubai as the design capital of the Middle East.

The 2018 edition of the region’s largest creative festival will comprise of more than 230 events throughout the Dubai Design District (d3) and across the city during the free-to-attend programme. Over 120 creative institutes will take part in the event that will be an exciting meeting point for the global design community.

From exhibitions to commissioned installations, competitions, talks, tours and unique experiences –there will be something for every visitor and design enthusiast. There’s even the launch of the Dubai Design Week app to create your own personalised schedule with must-see exhibits and launches tailored to your taste.

As a platform to nurture and enable the region’s design scene, Dubai Design Week will continue to showcase talent in the region, as last year’s event attracted 60,000 visitors. This year’s highly anticipated event takes place from 12th to 17th November, so save the dates!

Chief Executive Officer of d3, Mohammad Saeed Al Shehhi, stated “For 2018, we are proud to add d3’s ‘UAE Design Stories’ exhibition to the programme and highlight several projects under d3’s ‘Design for Good’ initiative which supports and promotes social change within the UAE.”

He continued, “It's always important for us to continue to support the growth of the design industry as a whole and it is events like this that celebrate design from across the region which truly cement Dubai, and d3, as a design destination.”

Design & Creativity in Dubai, this November

Coinciding with the event this year is the official opening of the Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai’s first contemporary arts museum, as well as the inaugural Fikra Graphic Design Biennial in Sharjah which is the first of its kind in the region.

That’s not all –there will further be a range of activities staged at Dubai’s arts hub, Alserkal Avenue, which reinforces November as the annual focal point for design and creativity in Dubai.

Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai

Dubai Design Week is held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-Chairman of the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, and in partnership with Dubai Design District (d3) and supported by Dubai Culture & Arts Authority. Dubai Design Week is from 12th to 17th November 2018.

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