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.
Complemented with extensive collateral activations that include a curated buyers programme and ‘The Forum’, Downtown Design’s talks programme that each year features global industry experts, 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.
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.
Taking place during Dubai Design Week (9-14 November 2020), and featuring a conceptual exhibition, a digital fair, a virtual talks programme and tailor-made onsite brand experiences at Dubai Design District (d3), Downtown Design’s 2020 programme will offer design professionals as well as enthusiasts an opportunity to reconnect and engage with the thriving contemporary design scene.
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Head of Programming
Head of Operations & Exhibitor Relations
Director of International Content & Partnerships