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 Middle East’s leading platform for the region’s trade professionals to discover high quality, original design.

A key event of Dubai Design Week, the region's largest creative festival, the fair 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, Downtown Design's creative direction incorporates large-scale experiential projects commissioned specially for the fair, bespoke café concepts and concept presentations, offering both trade and public visitors an engaging and dynamic experience.

This year Downtown Design has invited three award-winning design studios to help to remaster the fair’s visual language. Wilson Associates, Swiss Bureau Interior Design and XBD Collective will lend their creative flair to the fair’s public areas, demonstrating the sophistication of regional design firms.

Alongside brand debuts, product launches and the latest collections from contemporary international and regional design brands, Downtown Design's platform for limited-edition design, Downtown Editions, will present a new generation of individual designers, studios and design collectives from around the world and with a spotlight on the Middle East.

From design sourcing and highly focused networking to learning, Downtown Design supports the region's design industry creatively and strategically.

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.

Downtown Design 2019 will take place 12-15 November at the d3 Waterfront terrace, Dubai Design District, Dubai, UAE.

Contact Details

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

Fair Director
Rue Kothari

Head of Operations & Exhibit Relations
Ranavir Ghosh

Director of International Content & Partnerships
Mette Degn-Christensen

Head of Programming
Pratyush Sarup


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

Dubai, UAE

T: +971 4 563 1428

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