The third edition of Dubai Design Week will open from the 13-18 November, set across various locations in the city, with Dubai Design District as its central hub.
The six day event will offer over 200 events, up by 35 per cent from last year, including an extensive programme of talks and workshops that will open with Sir David Adjaye.
The design week will also welcome back some of its key initiatives, including Iconic City, which this year will focus on the design culture of Casablanca in Morocco, as well as a number of installations set up by both regional and international designers. The programme also aims to engage the general public with events such as product launches, live performances, and a design market.
Highlighting this year programme is the Global Grad Show, which will showcase 200 of the most innovative designs from 92 of the world’s universities. The Global Grad Show aims to highlight how the next generation will shape the future through design, science and innovation.
Downtown Design, the commercial heart of the week, will be doubling in size this year, exhibiting design from over 15 brands across a range of product categories.
Also returning this year is ABWAB, the platform for regional designers to showcase their work on an international stage. This year will see the initiative grow to feature works of over 40 designers, all housed inside a temporary structure made from used materials, designed by Dubai-based Fahed & Architects.