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, Vice Chairman 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.

The fair’s unique approach enlists an award-winning architect each year to masterplan the venue. Designed around the theme of Liveable Cities and set on the waterfront overlooking Dubai Creek, Downtown Design 2018 incorporated large-scale installations, landscaped indoor gardens, bespoke café concepts and pop-up retail, offering both trade and public visitors an engaging and dynamic experience.

Featuring brand debuts, product launches and the latest collections from over 175 contemporary international design brands including 40 regional designers, the sixth edition of Downtown Design was its largest and most diverse presentation yet. 

In 2018, Downtown Design successfully launched its new platform for limited-edition design. Editions, focused on individual designers, studios and design collectives.

Attracting design professionals and headline speakers from around the world, the fair’s programme of talks and workshops at The Forum offered insight into the design world's most critical topics and explored emerging industry trends.

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

Apply to exhibit at Downtown Design 2019 here

Contact Details

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

Fair Director
Rue Kothari

Head of Operations & Exhibit Relations
Kelly King

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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