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.
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. Presented at a purpose-built destination at the Dubai Design District waterfront overlooking Dubai Creek, Downtown Design's creative direction incorporates large-scale installations, indoor landscape features, bespoke café concepts and pop-up retail, offering both trade and public visitors an engaging and dynamic experience.
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, focusses on individual designers, studios and design collectives from around the world and 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 insight into the design world's most critical topics and explores emerging industry trends.
From design sourcing and highly focused networking to learning, Downtown Design supports the region's design industry creatively and strategically.
The dates for Downtown Design 2019 have been announced as 12-15 November 2019.
To find out how the fair's new exhibitor programme can help brands better access high-level decision-makers, gain market insight and raise their brand visibility in the region, click here to apply for the full exhibitor information pack.
Head of Operations & Exhibit Relations
Director of International Content & Partnerships
Head of Programming