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The Best of Design at Downtown Design

The Middle East’s largest celebration of original, high-quality design. Downtown Design is where design meets commercial opportunity in one of the world’s most dynamic and progressive cities.

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Downtown Design is held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority.

Downtown Design is the region’s leading design trading platform and connection hub for high-quality design, reflecting Dubai’s position as the design capital of the Middle East and a gateway to Asia and Africa. 

As the commercial centrepiece of  Dubai Design Week, the region's largest creative festival, Downtown Design annually brings the regional and international design industry together in Dubai, in November, for a dynamic programme of discovery and networking.

Presented at a purpose-built destination at the Dubai Design District waterfront overlooking Dubai Creek, the fair's curatorial approach and creative direction incorporates specially commissioned experiential projects, bespoke café concepts and installations, offering both trade and public visitors an engaging and dynamic experience.

Demonstrating the sophistication of the region’s design scene, each year, the fair invites the region’s leading design studios to consult on its public areas and help to remaster the fair’s visual language.

Alongside brand debuts, product launches and the latest collections from contemporary international and regional design brands, Downtown Editions, the fair's platform for limited-edition design presents established and emerging designers, collectives and individual studios from around the world, with a spotlight on the Middle East.

Attracting international industry leaders and the region's most influential design professionals, the fair’s programme of talks and workshops at The Forum offers a window into the design world's most critical topics, empowering design professionals with creative and commercial insights.

Coinciding with Expo2020 Dubai, Downtown Design 2020 will offer exhibiting brands a unique platform to connect with design professionals not only from the MENA region but also international designers and potential clients visiting the Emirate for the Expo. 

If you are interested in showcasing your work, please apply to exhibit. To know more about the fair, please contact us on info@downtowndesign.com. A team member will be in touch shortly.

Contact Details

General Information: info@downtowndesign.com
Press Enquiries: press@downtowndesign.com

Managing Director
Ruggero Ottogalli

Fair Director
Rue Kothari

Head of Programming
Pratyush Sarup

Head of Operations & Exhibitor Relations
Ranavir Ghosh

Director of International Content & Partnerships
Mette Degn-Christensen


Downtown Design,
Dubai Design District (d3) Building 7,
Office 403A, PO Box 72645,

Dubai, UAE

T: +971 4 563 1428

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