Dubai Design District
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Dubai Design District (d3) has been developed through careful consultation with the design community to provide a creative ecosystem that surpasses the expectations of a typical creative neighbourhood. d3 forges the inspiring, authentic, and relevant ideas shaping Dubai’s future as a leading destination of design, art, and culture. It has its own beating heart, its own spirit and its own very personal style.
d3 is home to the region’s growing community of creative thinkers. It is being built as part of the Dubai Plan 2021 using the Smart City principles which offer digital connectivity to create an innovation-led economy.
d3 aims to engage, inspire and enable emerging talent, and educate the next generation about the power and importance of all forms of design. It also provides a platform to showcase Middle Eastern creative talent to a larger, global audience.
This is a place where creatives can live, work and play. Where aspiring designers can cut their teeth and learn their trade; where local talent can work alongside international design, art and fashion houses. It is, at its heart, a place where creative minds can come together to realise their dreams.
Dubai Home Festival
To promote the retail industry and support homegrown and international furniture, interior and home brands, Dubai Design District (d3) retailers will offer discounted shopping and the chance to win AED50,000 during Dubai Home Festival (terms and conditions apply, see below).
d3 has partnered with Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) for this year’s Dubai Home Festival to provide incredible deals and encourage people to visit the region’s largest creative district. It’s the first time that d3 has collaborated with DTCM on the furniture festival, with the exclusive initiative running from 3-10 October, as part of the community’s commitment to champion its retail-focused business partners.
d3 Fashion Showcase
d3 Fashion Showcase, a new event that is being developed to only promote d3 based partners and help showcase the many amazing designers, brands and ateliers that are based in the community. To be held from the 22 – 24th October, the d3 Fashion Showcase will comprise of an outdoor exhibition, catwalks and still life showcases.
Dubai Design Week
Held under the dedicated patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (DCAA), Dubai Design Week is the region’s largest creative festival, reflecting Dubai’s position as the design capital of the Middle East.
Staged in partnership with Dubai Design District (d3), Dubai Design Week, is a platform for regional design as well as a catalyst for the growth of the creative community in Dubai. The festival’s varied programme consists of design-related events, exhibitions, installations, competitions, talks and workshops across multiple creative disciplines. Key components of Dubai Design Week include the region’s leading fair for high-quality, original design, Downtown Design; Global Grad Show, a year-round programme for graduate students across the world, working on social impact innovation; Abwab, the annually remodelled, interactive platform for creative talent from the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia; alongside an extensive, hybrid talks and workshop programme.
d3 Architecture Festival
The d3 Architecture Festival in partnership with the Royal Institute of British Architects Gulf Chapter (RIBA Gulf Chapter), establishes the emirate’s first platform to showcase regional architecture, urbanism sustainable development. The inaugural edition of the d3 Architecture Festival is set to run from 11 to 13 November 2020 on the sidelines of Dubai Design Week. Curated with Juan Roldan, Associate Professor in the College of Architecture, Art & Design at the American University of Sharjah under the theme ‘Identity, Context and Placemaking in the Gulf’, the d3 Architecture Festival 2020 in partnership with RIBA Gulf Chapter will celebrate the achievements of architecture companies in d3, Dubai and the wider GCC region.