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 trade fair 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 centerpiece of Dubai Design Week - the region's largest creative festival – each November Downtown Design brings the regional and international design industry together in Dubai, hosting 20,000 visitors that include the region’s top-tier buyers; from principal architects and interior designers to the design directors of hotel groups and decision-makers such as private clients and developers.
The fair exhibits product launches and latest collections from over 200 international and regional design brands and country pavilions alongside Downtown Editions, the fair's boutique showcase for limited-edition design with a spotlight on designers from the Middle East.
Downtown Design’s extensive collateral programme includes a curated buyers programme to facilitate meaningful connections between its exhibitors and regional architects and interior designers as well ‘The Forum’, that each year features leading designers, industry experts, journalists and opinion leaders, who together offer strategic insight to navigate the fast-evolving regional design landscape.
Click here to watch highlights from the fair’s 2019 edition.
This year, mindful of the challenges faced by the design industry and taking into account physical distancing measures, Downtown Design will present a hybrid programme across physical and digital platforms. To find out more, click here.
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Head of Programming
Head of Operations & Exhibitor Relations
Director of International Content & Partnerships