Dubai Design Week Returns for Landmark 10th Edition

Dubai Design Week Returns for Landmark 10th Edition

Dubai Design Week, the Middle East’s leading design festival, is returning for its milestone 10th edition from 5th-10th November 2024.

Dubai Design Week's 10th edition, curated with Dubai Design District and supported by Dubai Culture, will feature over 500 designers showcasing installations, exhibitions, and experiences. Focused on sustainability, the event highlights Dubai's commitment to design excellence across architecture, product design, and interiors.

“Collaborative creativity can design a brighter future for the world. This milestone 10th anniversary of Dubai Design Week will showcase the very best of global design, as is evident in the level of expertise and ingenuity on display as well as the calibre of conversations taking place this year,”

said Khadija Al Bastaki, Senior Vice President of Dubai Design District (d3) – part of TECOM Group.

“Dubai Design Week’s landmark edition will unite the design community to provide an international platform to promote regional creative talent, sustainable design, and innovation, reflecting Dubai Design District’s deep commitment to nurturing an enabling ecosystem for Dubai’s ever-growing creative and design community, in which our strategic partnership with Dubai Design Week is key. This year's festival will be a dynamic and inspiring experience for all who attend, with a diverse range of exhibitions and events that showcase the power of design to shape the world around us.”

Trade Show

Dubai Design Week's centerpiece, Downtown Design, occurs from November 6th-9th at Waterfront Terrace, d3. As the Middle East's top contemporary design fair, this year's event will be the largest yet, featuring prominent international speakers, designers, and brands debuting their participation.


This year’s installation program highlights vernacular architecture's role in regenerative design, featuring works from Southwest Asia and North Africa (SWANA) practitioners. In 2023, Emirati architect Abdalla Almulla's pavilion ‘Of Palm’ was a Monocle Design Awards winner, commissioned by Dubai Design Week.

Urban Commissions

Dubai Design Week’s annual competition invites designers and architects to develop outdoor furniture for public spaces. Titled 'Tawila,' this year's competition will examine the table as a facilitator of exchange, tradition, and communal experiences.

Exhibitions and Activations

Exhibitions and activations hosted by cultural organisations, educational institutions, and design-driven brands, among others, will showcase various design themes that spotlight talent as well as foster cultural discourse and knowledge-sharing.


A programme of over 50 workshops and masterclasses designed to inspire and elevate skills across all design disciplines will cater to professionals and aspiring creatives of all ages, interests, and experience levels.


A consciously curated retail experience featuring designers, producers, and homegrown businesses from the region will feature a range of products including homeware, jewellery, fashion and lifestyle as well as food experiences, children’s activities and live performances.


The Forum at Downtown Design will host leading international and regional experts within the design industry to discuss the latest trends and innovations in regional and international design.

News Source: Emirates News Agency

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