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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 region’s leading design trading platform and connection hub 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 centrepiece of  Dubai Design Week - the region's largest creative festival - Downtown Design annually brings the regional and international design industry together in Dubai, in November, for a dynamic programme of discovery and networking.

Coinciding with Expo2020 Dubai, this year's fair will offer exhibiting brands a unique opportunity to also connect with potential clients visiting the Emirate for the Expo. 

Presented at a purpose-built destination at the Dubai Design District waterfront overlooking Dubai Creek, the fair benefits from a curatorial approach which in turn attracts 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.

Demonstrating the sophistication of the region’s design scene, each year, the fair invites the region’s leading design studios to consult on its public areas and help to remaster the fair’s visual language.

Alongside brand debuts, product launches and the latest collections from contemporary international and regional design brands, Downtown Editions, the fair's boutique showcase for limited-edition design presents established and emerging designers, collectives and individual studios from around the world, with a spotlight on the Middle East.

Featuring global industry experts and opinion leaders, The Forum, Downtown Design's programme of talks and workshops. offers creative, commercial and strategic insight to navigate the fast-evolving industry.

If you are interested in showcasing your work, please apply to exhibit. To know more about the fair, please contact us on info@downtowndesign.com. A team member will be in touch shortly.

Contact Details

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

Managing Director
Ruggero Ottogalli

Fair Director
Rue Kothari

Head of Programming
Pratyush Sarup

Head of Operations & Exhibitor Relations
Ranavir Ghosh

Director of International Content & Partnerships
Mette Degn-Christensen


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

Dubai, UAE

T: +971 4 563 1428

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